Last month, former England wicket-keeper, Sarah Taylor, retired from the sport. Beyond a reasonable doubt, she was an incredible player and was a key figure behind the stumps. Back in 2013, she pulled off one of the greatest catches, which will no doubt be engraved in the echelons of time.
During the third ODI of Australia’s tour of England, Sarah Taylor put on an exceptional fielding effort to dismiss Australia skipper Jodie Fields.
The insane moment unfolded on the last delivery of the 26th over when Fields’ attempted a reverse sweep. However, what happened next was Fields losing her wicket on the back of lightning-quick reflexes from Taylor.
When Fields batswoman tried the reverse sweep, Taylor moved to her right to stop the ball. With the ball airborne, Taylor dove full length on her right to grab a one-handed stunner.
Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the 14th over, Fields ended up scoring 27 (36), courtesy a solitary four. Fields won the toss and chose to bat, the visitors scored 203/4 in their allotted quota of 36 overs.
Having scored 64 (69) with the help of nine fours, Australia batswoman Meg Lanning top-scored for her team on the back of her fourth ODI half-century. With bowling figures of 7-0-36-2, Hazell was the pick of the English bowlers.
Having done her part on the field, Taylor backed it up with her 11th ODI half-century. She stitched up a match-winning 126-run partnership for the second wicket alongside Heather Knight. Unfortunately, Sarah Taylor lasted as long as the 23rd over, scoring 64 (59) with the help of six fours.
Luckily for the home team, the pair of Natalie Sciver (18 not out) and Jenny Gunn (3 not out) saw the hosts sealing the chase in the 34th over. With bowling figures of 7-0-49-3, Erin Osborne was the best Australian bowler. Sadly for Osborne, her impressive bowling performance went in vain.