WATCH: Mitchell Santner defies gravity to dismiss Jonny Bairstow in Trent Boult’s comeback game – ENG vs NZ 2023, 2nd ODI
In a breathtaking display of athleticism and skill, Kiwi all-rounder Mitchell Santner defied gravity to pull off a stunning catch and dismiss Jonny Bairstow during the second One-Day International (ODI) between England and New Zealand in the ongoing four-match series.
The encounter, held in Southampton, had a particular buzz due to the return of New Zealand’s fast bowler Trent Boult, who was making his comeback after after declining the central contract in August last year. Boult was second over of the match when Santner’s brilliance on the field turned the tide in New Zealand’s favour.
The pivotal moment occurred in the third over of England’s innings. Boult bowled an inswinging delivery targeting the middle stump line, prompting England opener Bairstow to attempt a leg-side shot, playing across the line. However, the ball caught the leading edge of the bat, sen