Daniel Vettori's effort one of the greats

11:55 am on 23 March 2015

It's a hoary old cricket chestnut drilled into players from a young age: 'catches win matches'.

Daniel Vettori's stunning effort to dismiss Marlon Samuels during Saturday's quarter-final win over the West Indies helped emphasise it some more - particularly after Samuels dropped Martin Guptill when he was only on four. Guptill, of course, hit a record 237 not out.

Ahead of tomorrow's semi-final against South Africa, here are five other great catches for the ages:

This catch from New Zealand's Twenty20 competition is rare beast, in that it involves two people. The twelfth man, Bevan Small, shows great presence of mind.

And in a similar vein, Australia's Andy Bichel helps show Kyle Mills, bizarrely batting up the order, the way to the changing room.

Had Vettori been watching fellow spinner and former New Zealand player Dipak Patel for fielding tips? This golden moment - in the old brown uniforms - came during a 1988 match against Australia in Perth.

Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal is pretty much flying here:

And, last but not least, Daniel Vettori has previous form, pawing this in a match against Pakistan last year:

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