South Africa have always been a brilliant fielding side. There is hardly any margin for error when the Proteas step on the field and Quinton de Kock on this occasion managed to live up to their reputation.

During the first One-Day International (ODI) of South Africa tour New Zealand at Mount Maunganui in 2014, de Kock took a stunning catch while keeping to get rid of Nathan McCullum. The Kiwis were struggling to find rhythm as they crashed to 134 for seven inside 28 overs. Luke Ronchi and McCullum were trying to weather the storm and fight out their way against the formidable Proteas bowling attack. Ryan McLaren bowled a short pitch delivery, which was drifting down the leg side on third delivery of the 33rd over. McCullum went for it and swung his bat in an attempt to earn a priceless boundary but only managed to get a thick edge on it. The ball went flying towards the left of de Kock, who in no time dived towards his left full stretched and took an absolute stunner. It was an excellent display of wicket-keeping skills as he maintained his composure while finishing the catch.

Thanks to an inspiring 99 from Ronchi, the Kiwis managed to post a decent total of 230 but South African skipper AB de Villiers powered them to a six-wicket win. De Kock’s catch was one of the highlights of the match.