Harleen Deol of India took one of the most spectacular catches in women's cricket history on Friday to dismiss England batswoman Amy Jones during the first T20I at Northampton. Jones was batting on 43 when, in the 19th over, she chipped down the pitch in an attempt to clear the infield off the bowling of Shikha Pandey.
Deol timed her jump perfectly and caught the ball safely as it approached her, but the momentum carried her over the ropes. Deol realised what was going on and threw the ball back in, but before it could hit the ground, she jumped back in time and dove full stretch to complete the catch.
# HarleenDeol is trending on Twitter and most of the former cricketers and fans are appreciating her efforts and a few got stunned.
What a catch 👌🏻— Sonal Goel IAS (@sonalgoelias) July 10, 2021
India's @imharleenDeol takes a stunning juggling catch on the boundary to dismiss England's Amy Jones in the T20 international at Northampton.
#T20 #ENGvsIND #HarleenDeol#WomenInSports 💪🙌🏻
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Genuinely one of the greatest fielding moments I've ever seen. This proves that Women's #Cricket is ameliorating and no longer behind Men's Cricket. Absolutely magical. Take a bow Harleen Deol. #HarleenDeol pic.twitter.com/iuzAEaSoRR— Rikant Pitti (@rikantpitti) July 10, 2021