During the crucial World Cup match against India, England were off to a blistering start after electing to bat at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
Both the English openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow mauled the Indian attack and established the highest opening stand by any team against India in the ongoing tournament.
As India were desperately looking to break the dangerous partnership, Ravindra Jadeja took a brilliant catch near the boundary to dismiss Jason Roy in the first ball of Kuldeep Yadav’s fifth over. Jadeja was on the field as a substitute for KL Rahul who got injured in an attempt to catch a powerful hit from Bairstow.
Beaming in confidence after a terrific start, Roy took the cue from his batting partner and went for a big hit in the first ball of the 23rd over, but Jadeja had different ideas.
Leaping forward and perfectly calculating the trajectory of the ball, Jadeja caught the low dipping ball after a perfectly timed jump, falling on his elbows.
Here’s the video:
— ICC (@ICC) July 1, 2019
Meanwhile, England posted a formidable total of 337/7 on the board in their 50 overs. Bairstow smashed a 109-ball 111 whereas Ben Stokes provided a late flourish in the end by scoring 79 runs off just 54 balls.