Liton’s special catch impresses Bavuma

Liton's special catch impresses Bavuma

Bangladesh wicket-keeper Liton Das’ catch to dismiss Temba Bavuma has been one of the headlines of day four of the Potchefstroom Test. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ লিটনের ক্যাচের প্রশংসায় বাভুমা]

Bavuma, on 71, attempted a paddle sweep off a full-length delivery from Mominul Haque in the last ball of the 51st over of South Africa’s innings. Liton anticipated it earlier and went down the leg-side. In the end, he succeeded in grabbing the catch. Everyone was impressed by Liton’s effort.

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After the day’s play, Bavuma was full of praise for Liton at the press conference.

“I can’t fault the shot that I played to be honest. At that point you had to take calculated risks. The keeper did something quite special to take that catch.

“He did have a really good game with the gloves. I don’t think it’s easy keeping on that kind of wicket where there is some variable bounce, especially for the spin. I think he held up quite well. I think he is the second choice keeper after Mushfiqur (Rahim) and I think he can hold his head up high for what he did with the gloves,” the South African batsman said.

Liton had taken a similar catch to dismiss Niroshan Dickwella in Galle Test this year. He said that he enjoys keeping behind the wickets.

“This is the second time I have taken such a catch in Tests. I always enjoy wicket-keeping. Sometimes good things happen and sometimes there are misses. When it goes my way, I feel happy. It is all part of the game,” he said.

“I kept wickets in the practice game so I adjusted well. I am enjoying the conditions.”

Liton had four dismissals in the second innings including three catches and one stumping. He has now nine dismissals as wicket-keeper in 5 Tests.

[Watch the catch here]

 

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com