Tim Paine dropped his head early on day two of the Boxing Day Test after dropping a tough chance following an inside edge.
Less than an hour later the Aussie skipper was on cloud nine and had cricket fans watching on in disbelief.
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A piece of Pat Cummins brilliance broke through the normal resolute defences of Indian stalwart Cheteshwar Pujara, finding the outside edge and sending the red ball darting low towards the slips cordon.
Paine without a seconds hesitation launched to his right with his right arm fully extended and hauled in an absolute screamer to send the star batsman on his way and give the Aussies their second wicket of the morning.
What. A. Catch.
Tim Paine with a screamer! #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/N0qhwhOIgY
Fans watching on were mightily impressed with the efforts from Paine and heaped praise on Cummins for his absolutely devastating spell of bowling that helped shift the momentum back in the Aussies’ favour.
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Not soft enough. Brilliant catch from Paine. And that time, Cummins joy was immediate and evident. #AUSvIND
What a catch from Tim Paine! Wouldn’t have carried to Wade at first slip. Superb grab #AUSvIND
Now that’s a catch, Pujara out! #Paine #AUSvIND
Stupendous catch from Paine. Given his ability to dive, wondering if he was a step or two forward with other edges from Pujara dropped short of first slip.
THE wicket Australia wanted. #AusvInd
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