With England openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow toying with bowlers, India needed a miracle to break the stand during their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 group match at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Sunday. And the prayer was answered in the form of Ravindra Jadeja, India's best fielder.
Jadeja, who came in as a substitute fielder fro KL Rahul, takes a stunning catch at deep to send Roy back in the 23rd over, bowled by Kuldeep Yadav. Watch it here:
Fans reacted to the catch with disbelief.
There’s a reason he’s called “Sir” Jadeja. Top top catch !! Game changer— Suresh Rainað®ð³ (@ImRaina) June 30, 2019
11 out of 11 would have dropped this!!— Saketh #CWC2019 ðð®ð³ (@Saketh_KrishCT) June 30, 2019
But this 12 th man <3
excellent fielding display by Sir jadeja pic.twitter.com/QxHqVQILeK
What a brilliant effort by Ravindra jadeja to dismiss Jason roy. Superp catch at boudry line. Diving infront. Giving happiness to us. Thanks Jadeja.ðÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂ— ABDUL ALEEM (@abdulaleem8) June 30, 2019
If India go on to win the #INDvENG match, I really wish that the 12th man would get the #motm award. The primary reason India are still in this match is that unbelievable catch by Jadeja to get rid of Jason Roy. One for the ages ðÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂ»— Shaurya Jagtap (@shauryajagtap) June 30, 2019
After winning the toss, Roy (66 off 57) and Bairstow (111 off 109) added 160 runs in 22 overs to give a flying start to the hosts' innings.
India need 38 runs to win the match and qualify for the semis.