Super Smash: Martin Guptill pulls out “excellent” one-handed juggling catch. Watch


Martin Guptill grabbed one-handed juggling at the border, even as he stumbled to his feet.© Blackcaps / Twitter

Martin Guptill made a remarkable catch on Saturday in a Super Smash match for Auckland Aces against Central Districts at Eden Park in Auckland. Central Districts were put at 200 by Auckland and in the fourth over of the second innings, George Worker, the Central Districts-opener, hit Louis Delport over the head towards long-on. Stationed on the border, Guptill ran across and took a remarkable catch with one hand after juggling the ball once, even while staggering.


That wicket was the second to fall to Central Districts, as they were ultimately limited to 182 for 7 and lost by 17 runs.

For Auckland, Mark Chapman hit 73 runs from just 34 balls, while Robert O’Donnell scored 61 on 34.

Guptill was not at his best with the bat, as he scored 29 from 31 balls.

The 199-to-6 team total was enough for the hosts, however, as Central Districts were hampered by two runouts – Ross Taylor and Josh Clarkson – and despite skipper Tom Bruce’s 52 of 35, he was left behind.

Despite the win, Auckland is languishing at the bottom of the points table with four points from seven games, while Central Districts are in second place with 20 points from eight games.


Guptill, who last played for New Zealand in a T20I against Pakistan in December 2020, played 94 T20Is for New Zealand and has 2,621 runs to his credit.

He is New Zealand’s highest scorer in the shortest format of the match in international cricket.

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