Source: Spark Sport, Twitter

Stand-in New Zealand skipper Tom Latham stunningly backed up his first innings knock of 252 against Bangladesh with a sensational one-hand catch in the slips cordon.

The Kiwis had a strong hand on the Test win over the touring Tigers after enforcing the follow on as Bangladesh chased a total of 521 with their two innings.

After being all out in their first stint at the crease for a total of 126, the tourists had their backs to the wall after wickets began to fall at a rapid pace in Christchurch.

At 2-105 in their second knock, Mohammad Naim and Monimul Haque were slowly conjuring a much-needed partnership for Bangladesh before Tim Southee was able to claim his first wicket of the innings.

A wide off-side delivery was fished at by Naim, who instantly regretted his choice as the ball flew off his edge and towards Latham's left.

In a split second, the Kiwi opener lunged to intercept the flight of the ball and threw out his left hand, which claimed the catch of Naim's wicket.

With no third slip in place, it was no worry for the in-form New Zealander, who showed great athleticism to take an early contender for catch of the year.

The wicket to Southee placed further pressure on Bangladesh, who were eventually all out for 278, with some help from Liton Das' score of 102.

Latham was awarded Man of the Match for his efforts with the bat, however his stunning display in the field is sure to be almost as equally remembered.