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[Watch] Will Jacks Takes 'Sensational' Diving Catch to Dismiss Jos Buttler in SA20 2024

image-lrdm2um2Will Jacks celebrates with teammates after dismissing Jos Buttler (Twitter)

During Match 6 of the SA20 League 2024 in Centurion, Pretoria Capitals' fielder Will Jacks turned the game with his magnificent fielding skills against Paarl Royals. His athleticism was on full display, particularly in a moment that would become the highlight of the match.

Jos Buttler's power hitting halted by Will Jacks' spectacular catch

The incident occurred during the 9th over, bowled by leg-spinner Adil Rashid. Rashid delivered a full and wide ball, enticing Paarl Royals' star batter, Jos Buttler into an aggressive stroke. Buttler, eyeing a big hit over long-off, misjudged the shot. He managed only to loft the ball without the necessary power or height, setting the stage for Jacks' moment of brilliance.

Jacks, displaying remarkable agility and awareness, sprinted to his left. With a perfectly-timed dive, he plucked the ball from the air, resulting in a spectacular catch. This effort not only dismissed Buttler, who had been batting at a dangerous pace of 39 runs off 23 balls, including five fours and a six, but also shifted the momentum of the game.

Earlier in the match, Jacks had already made his presence felt by taking the catch of Wihan Lubbe, contributing significantly to the Capitals' fielding efforts. His back-to-back impactful plays showcased his vital role in the team and execution on the field.

Meanwhile, at the time of writing the article, Paarl Royals, despite this setback, are making a strong showing at 129/3 after 13.4 overs. Captain David Miller is leading the charge with a robust 40 off 24 balls, while Mitchell Van Buuren is providing solid support with 31 off 19 balls. The Royals appear poised to surpass the 200-run mark, with six overs remaining in their innings.

On the other hand, the Capitals will be focused on containing the Royals and keeping their score below 200. Considering the strong start by the Royals, this would be an achievement for the Capitals.