WATCH: James Pattinson takes a blinder to dismiss Todd Astle in Sydney Test

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On Monday, Australia’s speedster James Pattinson exhibited his tremendous fielding skills against New Zealand in the third Test at Sydney. Pattison stunned everyone by pulling off a screamer to dismiss Kiwi batsman Todd Astle.


During the 46th over of New Zealand’s second innings, Nathan Lyon bowled a wide delivery outside off-stump, Astle sneaked an opportunity to score big runs as he played a slog sweep. However, the shot didn’t connect, and the top edge went to the mid-wicket region. Pattinson, who was positioned at mid-off charged towards the ball and took a one-hand stunner.

The outstanding effort pumped up the commentators as well. They were heard shouting, “What a catch! James Pattinson has taken one of the greatest catches at the SCG.”


Cricket Australia’s official Twitter handle posted the video of Pattinson’s unbelievable catch.

“JIMMY PATTINSON! Is that the catch of the summer? #AUSvNZ,” tweeted Cricket Australia.


Meanwhile, Lyon finished with 10-wickets as Australia showcased their pure dominance by crushing New Zealand with a 279-run victory. After declaring on 217, the hosts managed to fold up the Kiwis on 136 and won the series 3-0.

Marnus Labuschagne won the ‘Player of the Match’ and the ‘Player of the Series’ award for his breath-taking 549 runs in the series.

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