India vs England: Chris Jordan pulls off outrageous one-handed effort before Jason Roy completes catch to send back Suryakumar Yadav
Chris Jordan and Jason Roy combined to pull off an outrageous catch to send back Suryakumar Yadav.
Updated - Mar 20, 2021 8:51 pm
The kind of form Suryakumar Yadav is in at the moment, the oppositions need something special to get rid of him and Chris Jordan did exactly that on Saturday. The right-handed batsman played his maiden innings in international cricket a couple of days ago during the fourth T20I against England and his blazing 57-run knock came to an end after a controversial catch.
Suryakumar started in the same manner in the ongoing fifth T20I too before a special effort from Chris Jordan cut his stay short at the crease. The Mumbai star came out to bat after India made a solid start to their innings. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli added 94 runs for the first wicket in just 9 overs and Suryakumar had the platform to go for the shots right from the start.
The 30-year old did not disappoint and started playing his big shots right from the word go. He hit three fours and two sixes in no time to race away to 32 off 16 balls before Jordan’s stunning effort near the boundary rope ended his knock. On the second ball of the 14th over bowled by leg-spinner Adil Rashid, Suryakumar decided to go for a big shot towards wide long-on.
He had made a good connection with the ball and at first it looked like he would easily get a boundary. Jordan, however, had some other ideas. The England all-rounder came running from long-on and grabbed the ball with just one hand before flicking it towards his teammate Jason Roy as the momentum was taking him over the ropes. Roy completed the catch and was seen laughing as he too could not believe Jordan’s extraordinary effort.
Here is a clip of the effort from Chris Jordan:
— simon hughes (@theanalyst) March 20, 2021
Look at Roy there … he knew the catch goes into his account after all the brilliance from CJ in d field
CJ needs to go for 100m/sprint race … pic.twitter.com/pTfHEipo1i
— AlreadyGotBanned 😄 (@KirketVideoss) March 20, 2021
India post a big total
Talking about the game, India set a big total of 224/2 in 20 overs. Asked to bat first, the Men in Blue were off to a solid start with Rohit and Kohli adding 94 runs. Ben Stokes ended the stand when he dismissed Rohit for 64. It was followed by a 49-run stand between Kohli and Suryakumar.