In the final match between Western Australia and New South Wales (NSW)in the domestic One-Day, Marsh Cup, fast bowler Hilton Cartwright grabbed a mind-blowing flying catch at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on Friday, March 11.
The fielding standard of Australians are considered the highest and Hilton Cartwright showed this in today’s game. With this incredible catch, Cartwright turned the victory towards his team by breaking the well-set partnership between Moises Henriques and Ben Dwarshuis. Western Australia won the tournament by 18 runs and lifted the Marsh Cup.
New South Wales vs Western Australia
Western Australia had won the toss and elected to bat first. Jhye Richardson scored the top run for the former team, adding 44 runs off 64 deliveries. They scored a decent 225/9 with the help of the lower-order batters since the top-batters had struggled add runs. Adam Zampa and Daniel Sams picked three wickets each.
While chasing the run, New South Wales’s openers added 42 runs for the first wicket. But their wicket fell quickly after that. NSW reached a total of 204 by losing seven wickets. When the top- batters got out quickly, then came the partnership between all-rounder Moises Henriques and Ben Dwarshuis, as the two players seemed well set and needed only 22 runs off 36 balls. In the 44th over, D’Arcy Short was delivering the ball and his first ball made Henriques smash it towards the long-on. There sprinted the 30-year-old Hilton Cartwright towards his left and grabbed the difficult and sensational catch by diving. Moses Henriques scored 43 runs and was the highest run-scorer for the NSW team.
“Oh my god! Look at that by Hilton Cartwright. Under pressure, horizontal. What a catch,” said one commentator.
“That is an incredible catch. One of the best catches you will see in the Marsh Cup,” said another.