Troy Johnson and Nick Kelly catch in NZ T20 competition stuns cricket world

We’ve seen some absurd catches take place over the years, but we guarantee you’ve never seen anything quite like this.

During New Zealand’s domestic T20 competition, Troy Johnson and Nick Kelly combined for arguably one of the greatest catches ever seen.

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Central Stags batsmen Will Young lofted a drive over mid-on that looked to be heading towards the boundary rope.

Johnson had other ideas as he turned and tracked the ball over his right shoulder.

The Wellington fielder hauled it in and instantly fell to his knees as his momentum carried him towards the boundary rope.

Quick thinking kicked in as he launched himself up off the ground and tossed the ball back over his shoulder and into the field of play.

As Johnson tumbled over the rope, Kelly stood metres inside the boundary and comfortably hauled in the catch to complete the truly absurd dismissal.

“That is unbelievable,” screamed TVNZ commentator Scotty Stevenson.

“Troy Johnson has pulled off something quite remarkable here. Nick Kelly has come in late but the catch will stand, I’m sure of it.”

The moment quickly spread around social media like wildfire as cricket fans were left in sheer disbelief.

Rob Moody wrote: “WTF!”

News Corps Peter Lalor wrote: “Senfreakingsational.”

Former New Zealand bowler Mitchell McClenaghan wrote: “This is close to if not the best combo catch I’ve ever seen.”

Olympian Michael Sullivan wrote: “Greatest catch of all time. Trumps anything that’s ever happened before and likely to top anything to come.”

Despite the truly absurd feat from Johnson, it was the Central Districts who had the last laugh as they completed the six-wicket victory.

Chasing down Wellington’s 147 run total, opener Jack Boyle was in complete control as he plundered 57 runs from 43 deliveries.

Captain Tom Bruce and Doug Bracewell combined for a 51-run stand as they secured the victory with 19 deliveries to spare.

Despite the loss, Wellington remain atop the Super Smash table on 22 points. Two points clear of second placed Auckland.

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