Women's Ashes 2013: Sarah Taylor's Catch Is as Good as You'll Ever See
There might have been a thrilling day in progress at The Oval yesterday as England came within a hair's breadth of winning the fifth Test, but the real champagne moment of the Ashes was at Hove.
The competition has now moved on to the third ODI in the women's Ashes, which England won, thanks in part to some brilliance from Sarah Taylor.
Wicket keeper Sarah Taylor pulled off a quite astonishing catch to dismiss Jodie Fields on 27.
First, she showed great anticipation to pre-empt Fields playing a reverse sweep off the bowling of Dani Hazell.
Then, having moved into position to stop the ball, Taylor stuck out a glove at full stretch and took a one-handed grab.
Hazell, watching on, could scarcely believe it.
Cricket (@ECB_cricket) August 25, 2013
Sarah Taylor's catch more impressive than Haddin's record.— Russell Jackson (@rustyjacko) August 25, 2013
You can see the catch in the video above—it's 1:54 into the highlights of the game as supplied by the England Cricket Board.
And it got better for Taylor and England after that.
Having restricted Australia to 203-4 in the 36 overs of their rain-shortened match, Taylor scored a punchy 64 as England set about the total.
They reached it with 16 balls to spare, and now have an advantage in the Ashes series going into the three T20 matches (the full schedule of games can be found on Cricinfo).
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