LONDON, April 8 (PTI): An image of West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo taking a full-length diving catch in mid-air has been named the Wisden�MCC �Cricket Photograph of the Year 2014�. The photo, taken by Getty Images photographer Matthew Lewis, shows Bravo stretching to dismiss Australia�s James Faulkner during last year�s ICC World Twenty20 competition in Bangladesh. West Indies went on to win the match by six wickets with two deliveries remaining.
The judges also chose two runners-up. South African Morne de Klerk, another Getty Images photographer, captured a striking shot of Australia and South Africa�s players leaving the field at the end of day three of the Second Test at Port Elizabeth, in February.
Matthew Lewis was also the second runner-up � making him the first photographer in the history of the competition to be both winner and a runner-up.
His second image shows Nurul Hasan, of Bangladesh A, looking despairingly at his scattered stumps after being bowled by South Africa�s Dale Steyn during an ICC World Twenty20 warm-up match in Bangladesh, in March. The competition attracted over 400 entries from around the world.
The winner and two runners-up are featured in the colour section of the 2015 Wisden Cricketers� Almanack, and the eleven shortlisted photos will be displayed at Lord�s this season.