India-New Zealand: Move over Stokes, Jadeja and Cottrell, Neesham has taken one of the finest catches of the season! Not just because it was a breathtaking catch, but it was a catch taken at a World Cup semi-final stage. Defending a paltry 240, Kiwis needed early wickets. Karthik sliced it outside off, hard, Jimmy – at point – dived blindfolded only on intuition, low to his left, plucking what was never his. The catch meant India lost their fourth wicket as Karthik was dismissed for six off 25 balls. It was a catch that could very well end up as the catch of the tournament.
Here is how fans reacted to the breathtaking catch:
Earlier, India got off to the worst possible start as the top three departed within the first three overs. It seemed the India top-order was indecisive when it came to playing the right shot. While Rohit and Rahul were out edging the ball, Kohli was leg-before wicket. The Kiwis were on top after the first quarter of the Indian chase. It is also the first time in ODI history the top-3 batsmen for a team have all got out for 1 run each!