Chris Jordan catch: The English pacer put on display a stunning relay catch at the Narendra Modi Stadium tonight.
During the fifth T20I of the ongoing England’s tour of India in Ahmedabad, England pacer Chris Jordan pulled off a near-impossible catch near the boundary ropes to send back India batsman Suryakumar Yadav.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 14th over when Yadav’s attempt to not put his foot down off the accelerator resulted in his dismissal despite him giving early signals of hitting his third six of the match.
Having stepped out against Rashid, Yadav hit the ball well between long-on and deep mid-wicket. Running towards his right from long-on, Jordan’s athleticism saw him grabbing a one-handed running catch.
Just as he was about to cross the boundary rope, Jordan was aware enough to throw the ball towards Jason Roy, who had ran towards his left from deep mid-wicket. With Roy collecting the ball cleanly, the English pair put on display a stunning relay catch.
Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the 10th over, Yadav continued from where he had left off in the previous match scoring an awe-inspiring 32 (17) comprising of three fours and two sixes.
With India captain Virat Kohli and Yadav adding a 49-run partnership for the second wicket within no time, Jordan’s outstanding effort was the need of the hour for the visitors to break a partnership.
Chris Jordan catch to dismiss Suryakumar Yadav
— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) March 20, 2021
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) March 20, 2021
Jordan pulls off an absolute screamer 💥 pic.twitter.com/QQZOLzFi1B
— Maara (@QuickWristSpin) March 20, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Chris Jordan – wow
— John Etheridge (@JohnSunCricket) March 20, 2021
Yet another stunner from Chris Jordan … absolute best in the business
— Ali Martin (@Cricket_Ali) March 20, 2021
to think Jordan’s name won’t be on the scorecard for that #INDvENG
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) March 20, 2021
We are all Jason Roy pic.twitter.com/d2zWLftkAg
— Will Macpherson (@willis_macp) March 20, 2021
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