IND vs ENG: Chris Jordan showed great athleticism and presence of mind for the relay catch.© BCCI
India’s stunning batting display may have grabbed the headlines during the first inning of their fifth T20 International (T20I) against England in Ahmedabad, but Chris Jordan pulled off a stunning piece of fielding to help the visitors dismiss Suryakumar Yadav. A rampant Suryakumar heaved a delivery from Adil Rashid to cow corner. But Jordan, running to his right from long-on, plucked it out of the air with one hand and with momentum pushing him outside the boundary ropes, he threw it up and then seeing Jason Roy approached, flicked the ball towards him to let him complete the catch.
Watch Jordan’s brilliant juggling effort here:
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Here’s the catch from another angle:
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“Chris Jordan you are a freak!” one user wrote on Twitter while sharing the video, and it was an accurate description.
Apart from his brilliance while taking the catch and then juggling it over to Roy, he also covered a huge amount of ground to get in position in time.
His bit of brilliance stopped Suryakumar Yadav at 32 off 17 deliveries.
However, it wasn’t enough to stop India from posting a massive total. Virat Kohli, pushed up to the opening slot, dropped anchor with an unbeaten 80, as Rohit Sharma went on a rampage, smashing 64 off 34 deliveries.
Suryakumar’s brief and explosive cameo along with Hardik Pandya’s 17-ball 39 powered India to 224/2 in the decider.
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