During the pursuit of a 213-run target, Australia’s opening pair, led by David Warner and Travis Head, charged aggressively in the powerplay, swiftly amassing 60 runs by the close of the 6th over.
However, the momentum shifted when Aiden Markram, on his very first delivery, dismantled Warner’s defense, dismissing him comprehensively. This prompted van der Rassie, a Proteas’ fielder, to aim at maintaining the flow for his team.
In the 8th over, Rabada delivered a well-pitched ball outside the off-stump to Marsh. Electing to play an attacking shot, Marsh attempted a forceful drive, lifting the ball without concern for keeping it grounded.
The shot carried powerfully towards the cover fielder positioned on the right. With incredible agility, van der Dussen, positioned at cover, dived and soared into the air, clutching the ball with both hands while airborne.
It was an astonishing catch, a contender for the tournament’s best, leaving Marsh incredulous as he returned to the pavilion without scoring, wearing a wry smile at the sheer spectacle of the catch.