Wednesday 21 March 2018 / 12:32 AM


Steve Waugh was better known as a close in fielder, and took 112 catches in an illustrious Test career from 1985-2004.

But he was also a demon in the outfield, including this screamer against the West Indies during the 1988-89 World Series ODI competition.

Running backwards and with the impending danger of the boundary fence and a sight screen to contend with, ‘Tugga’ calmly gloved the catch with consummate ease to dismiss Roger Harper off Craig McDermott’s bowling.

Not only was it a classic from the 23-year-old Waugh – it was vital to the outcome. He had scored 34 off 24 in Australia’s innings of 226, and his catch sent the dangerous Harper on his way with the Windies’ score on 189, with the hosts eventually grafting out an eight-run win.

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