Sarah Taylor grabbed the greatest catch: The Sportsrush rewinds back the clock to remember former England wicket-keeper’s stunning effort.
During the third ODI of Australia Women’s tour of England 2013 in Hove, England wicket-keeper Sarah Taylor had put on display an exceptional fielding effort to dismiss Australia captain Jodie Fields.
It all had happened on the last delivery of the 26th over when Fields’ attempt to play a reverse sweep off England spinner Daniell Hazell saw her losing her wicket primarily because of Taylor’s second to none anticipation.
Having watched the batswoman trying to play the reverse sweep, Taylor had moved to her right to stop the ball. With the ball being hit in the air, Taylor did exceptionally well to dive full length on her right to grab a one-handed stunner.
Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the 14th over, Fields ended up scoring 27 (36) with the help of one four. After Fields won the toss and chose to bat, the visitors scored 203/4 in their allotted quota of 36 overs.
Having scored 64 (69) with the help of nine fours, Australia batswoman Meg Lagging had top-scored for her team on the back of her fourth ODI half-century. With bowling figures of 7-0-36-2, Hazell was the pick of the English bowlers.
Having excelled in the field, Taylor came back to score her 11th ODI half-century in a match-winning 126-run partnership for the second wicket alongside Heather Knight. Before getting out in the 23rd over, Taylor ended up scoring 64 (59) with the help of six fours.
It was the pair of Natalie Sciver (18 not out) and Jenny Gunn (3 not out) which saw the hosts sealing the chase in the 34th over. With bowling figures of 7-0-49-3, Erin Osborne was the best Australian bowler.
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It is worth mentioning that 30-year old Taylor had decided to retire from international cricket last month.