Watch: Finch & Lyth takes catch of the century
Updated - Jul 2, 2014 10:00 am
ICC technical committee must consider of introducing the term catch assist in cricket on the similar lines of Goal assist in Football. Some of you might be thinking that this author must be obsessed with soccer fever which made him to write the above line. Well, I don’t deny my soccer obsession but if you watch this video you might also start thinking on the same lines.
Australia opener Aaron Finch and Adam Lyth of England playing for Yorkshire in England’s T20 domestic league combined together to take a stunning catch last night at the straight boundary. But the most amazing part is that these two players took almost a similar catch together, again at the straight boundary not even a month ago on June 6th. On the first occasion, Lyth did the difficult part by diving in the air and throwing the ball to well-positioned Finch before crossing the boundary line who took a simple catch. But last night, although Lyth repeated his first time heroics Finch had to dive forward to complete the catch. If we just look at Finch part, it might appear a catch taken at short leg or silly point position. In last 2-3 years we have seen players making a habit of taking acrobatic catches at boundary lines and making those catches look ridiculously simple but the pair catching like in this video might be a new trend at boundary lines specially at straight boundary where long on and long off fielders can converge together. One thing is of sure, if this becomes a routine, batsmen might have to think while hitting the shot and hit it only when you can clear the ropes with comfortable distance.