GIF: Alex Doolan's Catching at Short Leg to Remove Graeme Smith, JP Duminy

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GIF: Alex Doolan's Catching at Short Leg to Remove Graeme Smith, JP Duminy
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Alex Doolan took a catch on debut for Australia that might be as good as any ever held in the history of Test cricket when he removed JP Duminy of South Africa at Centurion.  

Mitchell Johnson steamed in but Duminy looked to have played the ball cleanly into the leg side.

Despite having no reaction time to speak of, Doolan plucked the ball at the second time of asking.

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As you can see on the real-time replay, it's a catch he had no right to take.

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Remarkably, it's not even his only outstanding short leg catch of the day. Earlier in the morning Doolan collected Graeme Smith in the same fashion—a crisp shot off the middle of the blade, held expertly.

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Twitter was understandably quite excited, as were the commentators:

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