Jack Leaning pulls of a screamer to dismiss Arron Lilley in the NatWest T20 Blast
The crowd and the players were left scatterbrained on seeing the astonishing athletic effort from Leaning.
by Soham Author
Published - Aug 12, 2017 1:29 pm | Updated - Aug 12, 2017 1:53 pm
The match between Yorkshire and Lancashire in the ongoing NatWest T20 Blast saw some thrilling cricketing action. But a particular moment from the match stole the show and it was a jaw dropping few seconds. During the Lancashire run chase, English cricketer Arron Lilley was dismissed in extraordinary fashion by Jack leaning who took an unbelievable catch.
The Lancashire score stood at 63 at the loss of 3 wickets when Liam Plunkett bowled a full toss delivery to Lilley. The 26-year-old sliced the ball onto the offside with a good swing of his bat which was travelling like a bullet. Fielder Jack Leaning made a mistake in judging the ball as he moved a bit too forward to take the catch. Just as it seemed that the ball will go over his head, the English first- class cricketer threw his body backwards in the air to pull off a catch which was beyond belief.
To top it all he grabbed the ball with one hand making it one of the greatest catches you will ever see. The crowd and the players were left scatterbrained on seeing the astonishing athletic effort from Leaning. Lilley had to depart for a for a score of 12 from 11 balls.
Yorkshire reigned supreme in the thrilling encounter as Lancashire fell short by 19 runs. Steven Croft top with 62 for Lancashire, but could not quite take his team past the target. Yorkshire skipper Tim Bresnan was sensational with the ball, as he picked up 6 wickets for just 19 runs in his 4 designated overs. Bresnan also picked up the Man of the Match award for his stellar spell with the ball.
Yorkshire now stands at the 4th position in the North table having secured 13 points from their 11 games. Lancashire find themselves down at the 7th position in the North table as they have 11 points to their name having played the same amount of games.
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