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Tom Latham Gives A Lifeline To Shreyas Iyer As He Mistimes His Jump
By CricShots - Nov 25, 2022 11:09 am
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India and New Zealand are facing each other in the opening game of the three-match ODI series at Eden Park in Auckland. In the modern era of cricket where fitness has been a priority for the players and they often get criticized whenever they make silly mistakes on the field. When Tom Latham failed to grab a catch with one hand, he ended up spilling it helping Shreyas Iyer receive a reprieve.

Tom Latham
Tom Latham dropped a catch

Coming at No. 3, Shreyas Iyer looked a bit uncomfortable during the start of his innings against New Zealand on Friday at Eden Park in Auckland where conditions suit fast bowlers a lot. The 27-year-old could only muster 11 off his first 20 balls, and India, largely due to his slow start, reached 144/2 after 30 overs despite having a 124-run opening-wicket partnership between Shikhar Dhawan (72 off 77 balls) and Shubman Gill (50 off 65 balls).

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Keeping Shreyas’ poor records against the short ball deliveries, the Kiwi skipper, Kane Williamson continued with Adam Milne from one end to keep the batsman on the back foot. The Kiwi skipper’s move would have worked perfectly, only had Tom Latham managed to take a comparatively each catch with his big gloves.

In the 31st over, Milne expectedly bowled a shortish delivery to Shreyas, which was pitched outside off stump. The Indian batter decided to play a ramp shot over Latham but failed to get any elevation.

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The ball came off his bat’s bottom end and was supposed to be a comfortable grab for Tom Latham. However, the Kiwi keeper misjudged while it was coming to him, jumping a little early and going for one hand to take it, resulting in him embarrassingly spilling it. The Twitterati were quick to react to the incident and started criticizing Latham’s skillset behind the stumps.

Here is the video of the dropped catch from Tom Latham: