Watch: Rohit Sharma Shows Astute Reflex To Latch Onto A Sensational Slip Catch In The WTC Final 2021

Watch: Rohit Sharma Shows Astute Reflex To Latch Onto A Sensational Slip Catch In The WTC Final 2021

The Indian batsman did extremely well to pounce onto an outside edge induced by Ishant Sharma to see Rohit Sharma extend his exceptional catch record

One of the safest pair of hands in the Indian cricket team, Rohit Sharma showed why he’s deployed in the slip position. The Indian opener pulled off a noteworthy effort to send back Henry Nicholls cheaply.

After huffing and puffing the entire morning as Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor stuck deep into their crease, India managed to strike right before lunch. The string of quick wickets was sparked by Mohammed Shami who sent back Ross Taylor.

The dismissal left New Zealand in a puddle as the Black Caps started collapsing like a house of cards. And the Indian side had Rohit Sharma to credit for the team’s come back as the opener snagged a sensational catch.

WTC Final 2021: Rohit Sharma Takes Outstanding Catch

Henry Nicholls ended up edging an ominous delivery from Ishant Sharma. Leaving the left hander, the delivery caught Henry unaware as the outside edge carried straight into Rohit Sharma’s hands who took an exceptionally well judged diving catch in the clip cordon.

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The wicket was followed by the departure of BJ Watling who was left flabbergasted by a peach of a delivery from Shami. From 117-2, the Black Caps found themselves reduced to 135-5 with the New Zealand team finding it extremely tricky to traverse this surface as well.

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The side is now immensely dependant on captain Kane Williamson who is waging a lone battle for the side as the moment. Still over 80 runs behind India’ first inning score, New Zealand know they can be rendered redundant in the World Test Championship final is they are not able to arrest their tanking form.

Play in day of the WTC final has been extended owing to the one hour delay due to rain in Southampton on Tuesday. While the match looks headed for a draw, the pitch is managing to still keep things alive.

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