Best of Cricket History - South Africa's costliest dropped catch

 

Gibbs, in prematurely celebrating catching Waugh at midwicket, threw away a chance to put Australia out of the tournament, at Headingley. Waugh had 56 at the time - he'd come to the crease with Australia on the brink at 48 for 3, chasing 272 - and went on to an awesome 120 not out.

Not only did it keep Australia in the Cup, it put them above South Africa in the Super Six stage, an incidental detail at the time but one that would be of monstrous significance when the two sides tied in the semi-final four days later.