What if..? Herschelle Gibbs held onto Steve Waugh’s catch..
Steve Waugh and Shaun Pollock (PC: Twitter)
The year is 1999, it is the 31st over in the final super six match of the World Cup. Lance Klusener is bowling and Australia are stationed at 152 for 3, with Steve Waugh batting in the middle.
Before going further lets get a bit of backdrop, South Africa batted first in the match and posted a total of 271 runs from their 50 overs. In the chase, the Aussies were in a pickle at 48 for 3 when Steve Waugh, the commander in chief of the Australian team walked out to bat.
Now, let us return to where the story started, Klusener bowled a good length delivery on the middle stump which Waugh flicked straight into the hands of Herschelle Gibbs, fielding at short mid-wicket. But, Gibbs dropped it!!!!! He dropped a dolly to say the least.
Steve Waugh made sure that South Africa paid the highest price for the drop. He scored 120 runs off 110 balls and the Men in Yellow won the match by 5 wickets in the last over of the match.