Spill.. Scoop.. Spill.. Kick.. catch

Jacques Rudolph c Gilchrist b Kasprowicz 10 (76 for 5)

This was on the first day of the ongoing test at Cape Town between SA and AUS. The edge flew off Rudolph's bat straight to Shane Warne at first slip. Warne missed it, lost balance, fell on his back and in the process kicked the dipping ball up in the air for Gilchrist to do the rest.

This dismissal reminded me of another bizarre catch that I saw years ago as a nine year old. I watched the replay so many times that it still remains fresh in my memory.

Maninder Singh c Gooch b Dilley 3 (272 for 10)
In India's first innings of the 1986 Leeds Test, Maninder Singh edged a delivery off Dilley straight to Graham Gooch at first slip. Gooch dropped the ball. Bruce French, the Wicket Keeper then dived to his right and scooped the ball back to Gooch from inches off the ground. Gooch missed it again, kicked the dipping ball up with his foot and finally made the catch.

[Pic Courtesy: Getty Images]

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Blogger bk 6:45 AM

how i wish i m able to watch the videos of the two...sigh...    



Blogger Nagu 10:09 AM

yeah even i remember that maninder singh's wicket.that was even more juggled than australians.    



Blogger vishnupavan 1:29 PM

bk.. I did search for the clips.. couldn't find them    



Blogger 1conoclast 2:38 AM

I remember that catch too. I was a kid & my mind was overloaded with the grainy, semi-animated replays of that catch. Was it called the Cornhill series?    



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