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5 top one-handed catches in international cricket since the turn of the century

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Australia's Smith taking a one-handed catch
Australia's Smith taking a one-handed catch

A one-handed catch carries a special significance in the game of cricket.

A risky technique to pull off and most commonly used in a situation where nothing else would work, a catch of this style always helps the reputation of the sport, with fans witnessing a great athletic feat.

Some of the top one-handed catches are born out of desire more than necessity, making the act all the more entertaining to watch as it displays feats of courage, strength, smartness and great athleticism.

Here we take a look at five of the most brilliant catches in international cricket.



#5 Yuvraj Singh vs South Africa 



India took on South Africa in 2002 ICC Champions trophy semi-final and it was a catch that turned the tide for India that saw them defeat South Africa and progress to the final.

Yuvraj Singh's catch to dismiss Jonty Rhodes is at number five on the list. The young Indian cricketer at the time was positioned at short fine leg when Rhodes attempted to sweep Harbhajan Singh but didn't connect as well as he had hoped with the ball clipping the top edge. 

Yuvraj made an outstretched attempt diving towards his right side, extending his right arm towards the dipping ball, collecting it in his palm inches away from hitting the ground.

The dismissal saw India get back on track in the game and introduced Yuvraj Singh on the international stage. 

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