Australian Cricketer Hilton Cartwright’s Mind-Blowing Catch in the Marsh Cup. With an absolutely stunning catch at the long-on boundary, Hilton Cartwright turned the tide in Western Australia’s favor.
Western Australia won the Marsh Cup by an 18-run margin over New South Wales in the final on Friday. Western Australia’s standouts in the closely fought final at Melbourne’s Junction Oval were Andrew Tye and Jhye Richardson. But there was another game-changing moment in the match that ultimately played a significant role in how the game played out. The magic moment came in the 44th over of NSW’s chase, and the man at the center of it all was Hilton Cartwright.
With an absolutely mind-boggling catch at the long-on boundary, the Harare-born Australian cricketer turned the tide in Western Australia’s favor. With two established batters at the crease, New South Wales appeared to be on track to surpass the 226-run target.
Moises Henriques had played a patient knock, anchoring the innings from one end, while Ben Dwarshuis was also batting well from the other. With three wickets remaining, NSW needed just 22 runs off 36 balls, but everything changed thanks to Cartwright’s outstanding fielding performance.
Henriques came to the track to D’Arcy Short on the first ball of the 44th over and powerfully hit him down the ground. Cartwright sprinted a few metres to his left and dove full-length to grab the ball with both hands. Both of his feet were in the air at the time, and he landed with a thud while still holding onto the catch.
Here’s a video of Hilton Cartwright’s incredible catch:
The commentators couldn’t believe what they’d seen.
“Oh my goodness! Take a look at this by Hilton Cartwright. Horizontal when under pressure. What a find, “according to one commentator
“That is a fantastic catch. One of the most impressive catches in the Marsh Cup, “another person stated.
Western Australia won the match thanks to the catch. Western Australia bowled out NSW for 207 in 46.3 overs to win the final by 18 runs after losing Adam Zampa in the next over and Tanveer Sangha in the over after that.