Of late, the series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka saw a lot of dramatic action on the field. The ground fielding has also been brilliant, where we recently saw Martin Guptill bagging an exceptional catch. Meanwhile, the wicketkeeper Tim Seifert picks yet another solid catch to see fans going awe at him.
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The incident took place in the ongoing T20I game between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. It was the second innings of the game when Doug Bracewell was delivering the 4th over. Right in the first ball, Dickwella, who wanted to attack Bracewell, flashed his willow.
Doug Bracewell delivers:
Bracewell, who was smart enough slowed his pace to get the top edge of the Niroshan’s willow. The ball lobbed very high up in the air and was about to land in no-man land. But, from nowhere, Tim Seifert made an incredible dive to pluck the catch inches from the ground.
The wicket saw Kiwis head back right into the game after losing runs in the initial overs at a great pace. Dickwella’s wicket gave Kiwis an edge, as they already sent dangerous Kusal Perera and Sadeera Samarawickrama back to the hut.
Initially, it was New Zealand, who batted first and scored 179 runs on the board. It was Doug Bracewell and Scott, who batted brilliantly for Kiwis to put a mammoth tally on the board. At one stage, Kiwis scorecard read 55/5 but Ross Taylor’s patient 36 lifted the souls in the dugout.
Meanwhile, in reply, Sri Lanka once again started the innings on a grand note by scoring runs thick and fast. But, unfortunately, they failed to keep their wickets in the bag, which haunted them dearly in the end.
They were ahead of the balls at one stage but New Zealand bowlers were smart in rattling their tail-enders quickly to make things happen for Kiwis. In the end, Kiwis won by 35 runs while Sri Lanka was bundled out in 16.5 overs.
Here is the catch: