WATCH: Stuart Broad plucks a one-handed blinder to get rid of Kagiso Rabada in Lord’s Test

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Stuart Broad takes a stunning catch in Lords Test

Veteran England pacer Stuart Broad, who on Thursday became only the second bowler to take 100 Test wickets at the iconic Lord’s ground, continued to impress on Day 3 of the ongoing first Test against South Africa but this time with his fielding.

At the age of 36, Broad defied science and picked up a sensational catch to get rid of Proteas’ speedster Kagiso Rabada. It all happened during the 78th over of South Africa’s first innings bowled by pacer Matthew Potts. Potts bowled a short delivery, and Rabada tried to pull the ball over the mid-on fielder.

It appeared that the red leather would easily sail over Broad’s head, but the Nottinghamshire cricketer had some other plans. Broad made a huge leap in the air and extended his right hand to pluck the ball from one hand out of thin air. In the follow-through, he tumbled on the ground with Potts and England captain Ben Stokes rushed to celebrate the wicket with Broad.

Here is the video:

Coming back to South Africa’s innings, the tourists managed to earn a 161-run lead over England’s first innings total of 165. South Africa were bowled out for 326, with Sarel Erwee being their top scorer (73).

Apart from the left-handed opener, there was a huge contribution from the lower order as well, with valuable scores by Marco Jansen (48), Keshav Maharaj (41) and Anrich Nortje (28*). For the home team, Broad (3/71) and Stokes (3/71) both bagged three wickets each, while Potts took two scalps.

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