Team India opener Rohit Sharma pulled off an excellent catch in the opening T20I of the five-match series in Auckland, to help the visitors make a comeback in the clash.
New Zealand registered an excellent start to the clash, as openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro smashed the ball to all parts of the ground. However, Rohit ensured a timely end to their onslaught following a sharp catch, after all-rounder Shivam Dube bowled a shorter one on the body to Guptill. The opener attempted a pull but could not connect as the ball generated extra bounce. The Indian cricketer stationed at deep square leg, lobbed the ball in the air after initially taking the catch having realised a lack of balance. He further followed it up with a fine finish to the catch as the fans and players celebrated the end of a threatening stand.
Something special was needed to dismiss a player in such exceptional form as Guptill, and Rohit's catch was just what the doctor ordered. India will look to account for some further wickets, in order to restrict the Kiwis to a chaseable total.