Catches win matches? A: Adam Voges Catch

If u still dont believe in “Catches win matches”, then take a look at this

Adam Voges takes a stunner. I had the good fortune of catching it live on TV.

15th Feb, 2009. T20 at the SCG. It was a virtual decider given that the ODI seires had drawn 2-2. Australia went in to bat and made a modest 150. Some believed it was too less. But fine bowling from N. Bracken and D.Hussey quickly made the target appear harder than everyone thought. Still NZ were not going down without a fight.

New Zealand needing 20 to win of 12 balls, in form B.McCullum on strike, already past his half century. Ben Hilfenhaus the bowler. Length bowl heaved by McCullum to long off. He thought the man (Adam Voges) would complete it comfortably and started to walk back. But he had hit it better than he believed. Voges caught the ball right on the line, balanced almost on one foot, centimeters from the rope. And then he realised – he was going over. With no signs of panic, he threw the ball some 20ft in the air, towards the inner side of the rope, took a couple of steps over the boundary rope, slipped as he made his way back into the field!, finally caught it with a small dive forward! it was brilliant.Voges was calm in the face of a storm!

The catch turned the match around denying NZ a deserving win (what an awesome chase! made 53 off last 5 overs!). In the end, NZ lost by 1 run. Sadly.


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