Chris Jordan and Jason Roy combine for ‘greatest piece of fielding in cricket history’ as England battle out thriller with India in T20 decider
Chris Jordan, take a bow!
The England seamer has just produced one of the greatest catches in cricket history in England’s T20 decider against India.
With India racing away from England in their innings, it took a moment of pure inspiration from Jordan to break the partnership.
Umesh Yadav hammered what seemed a certain six off aDIL Rashid, only for Jordan to sprint and pluck a magnificent one-handed catch out of thin air.
His momentum was carrying him at speed over the boundary rope but he made a perfect offload to the waiting Jason Roy, who was laughing in disbelief even as he completed his simple part of the bargain.
You can have a look at the magnificent catch, below…
India finished with a massive 224 for two with Kohli 80 not out off 52 balls and Pandya hammering 39 off just 17, leaving England with no choice but to go all out from the first ball of their innings.
The inherent risk of that strategy saw Roy immediately cleaned up by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
After three overs they were 28 for one, Dawid Malan taking most of the strike but making good use of the chance.
Despite that setback England remarkably got themselves back into the game and then up above par.
After the six-over powerplay they were 62 for one – two runs ahead of India’s comparative mark – with Malan (33no) and Buttler (23no) both enjoying the freedom to go hard at almost every ball.
Nasser Hussain’s commentary of the catch said it all: “Oh my word, my word! That is ridiculous! That is just ridiculous Chris Jordan. That is unbelievable.”
While Piers Morgan wrote on social media: “OK, I’m calling it… this is the greatest piece of fielding in the history of cricket. “