During the SA vs AUS 3rd ODI 2023, Sean Abbott’s spectacular one-handed catch near the boundary line to dismiss Marco Jansen stole the spotlight.
In the ongoing five-match ODI series between Australia and South Africa, the Aussies have surged ahead with a 2-0 lead. In the third match at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, Australia chose to field after winning the toss. The hosts managed to post a total of 338/6 in their 50 overs.
However, what stole the spotlight was an incredible catch by Sean Abbott on the fourth delivery of the 47th over. Facing Jansen’s powerful shot, Abbott, stationed at sweeper cover, made a breathtaking dive to his left, extending his left hand to complete a jaw-dropping catch. The video of this spectacular catch is now going viral on social media.
In the midst of this riveting showdown, the reaction of batsman Marco Jansen has also caught many eyes. The 23-year-old left the field with a hand on his head, his expression of disbelief mirrored the astonishment of all those who had witnessed Sean Abbott’s remarkable boundary catch.
Australia, on a tour of South Africa, had already demonstrated their dominance by sweeping the hosts aside in the preceding three-match T20I series. Their supremacy continued in the ODI series as they currently lead 2-0, triumphing in the first two encounters with convincing margins of 111 runs and eight wickets, respectively. Moreover, their victory in the second ODI has put them on the top of the ODI Team Rankings, displacing Pakistan from the pinnacle.
Last Updated on September 12, 2023
Senior Sports Copywriter