Nathan Lyon grabs flying stunner: New South Wales’ spinner was completely airborne when he grabbed a near-improbable catch.
During the second day of the 22nd match of the ongoing season of the Sheffield Shield between New South Wales and South Australia in Sydney, New South Wales spinner Nathan Lyon put on display an outstanding piece of fielding to dismiss South Australia batsman Callum Ferguson.
It all happened on the third delivery of the 33rd over when Ferguson pulled a short delivery from New South Wales seamer Trent Copeland off his front foot.
Given the timing on the ball and the sound off the bat, one thought in support of Ferguson hitting his ninth boundary until Lyon did what he did to send back the veteran batsman.
Fielding at short mid-wicket, Lyon dived to his left to grab the catch while being in the air. With all his happening in a split second, it called for approbation on the part of 32-year Lyon.
Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the third over, Ferguson ended up scoring 44 (93) with the help of eight fours. The 35-year old player was South Australia’s highest run-scorer at Stumps as they were restricted to 135/6 in 68 overs and are still trailing by 238 runs.
While Copeland ended the day with bowling figures of 18-7-38-3, his fellow seamers in Liam Hatcher and Harry Conway picked two and one wicket respectively.
After New South Wales captain Peter Neville won the toss and chose to bat, the hosts were dismissed for 373 in 121.4 overs. Having scored 103 (191) with the help of 14 fours, opening batsman Daniel Hughes top-scored for them. On the other hand, South Australia seamer Joe Mennie (31-5-103-6) was the pick of their bowlers.
Nathan Lyon grabs flying stunner
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