Immediately after the drinks break after 34 overs, the World Cup witnessed one of the greatest catches ever. Ben Stokes, fielding at deep-midwicket, took a one-handed blinder to send Phehlukwayo on his way back. South Africa were in tatters chasing 312 after losing six wickets in the World Cup opener against England at The Oval in London.
It was a tossed up delivery from Adil Rashid and the South African went down to play the slog sweep. Stokes, standing a little too inside the ropes on the long boundary moved to his left and then leapt to pluck a stunner with his right hand stretched upwards.
Even Stokes couldn’t believe it. Take a bow, Ben Stokes!
“One of the greatest catches of all time”
Sensational take by Ben Stokes in the deep as the ball appears destined for the boundary
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) May 30, 2019