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WATCH: Is this the greatest catch ever taken?

2018-01-22 18:25

Cape Town - We might have just witnessed one of the greatest boundary catches in Australia's Big Bash League - if not ever!

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Monday's match was of utmost importance to the Adelaide Strikers in particular, who needed to beat the Melbourne Renegades in order to secure a home semi-final.

The Strikers posted 173/5 in their 20 overs thanks in no small measure to an explosive innings of 68 from 36 balls from former Proteas batsman Colin Ingram.

Ingram was involved in a 88-run partnership with captain Travis Head before the latter departed for 58 to set up a defendable total in Melbourne.

The Renegades were struggling at 100/4 in the 15th over and needed a partnership to see them pull off the win.

West Indian pair Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard were at the crease when the 'near impossible; happened.

Bravo smacked a delivery from Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan high and mighty towards the wide long-off boundary.

Ben Laughlin caught the ball, but his momentum saw him unable to spot before cross the boundary.

In a split-second of clarity, he hurled the ball back in-field as far as he could.

To everyone's surprise Laughlin's throw - nearly 30m - flew towards Jake Weatherald running across from deep cover-point who took a diving catch to see the back of the dangerous Bravo.

The Renegades could only muster 147/7 in their allotted overs and lost by 26 runs.

WATCH the amazing catch below:

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