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Will there be a better catch at this year's Cricket World Cup?

What an effort from Zimbabwe’s Craig Ervine

Zimbabwe's Craig Ervine, right, celebrates his catch.
Zimbabwe's Craig Ervine, right, celebrates his catch.
Image: Ross Setford/AP/Press Association Images

IN THE END, it didn’t really help Zimbabwe as they still lost by 62 runs to South Africa during this morning’s Pool B action at the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

However, you’ll go a long way to see a better catch than the one Craig Ervine produced to help dismiss the dangerous AB De Villiers for just 25 runs.

Juggling the ball on the boundary, the Zimbabwean showed great composure to ensure it stayed in the air even though he had stepped over the rope, before returning to the field of play to complete the catch:

Source: ICC

This catch also has a fairly significant Irish angle to it too. De Villiers used to play for Carrickfergus while Ervine lined out of Lisburn and the Northern Knights in Ireland last year.

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