Fox Sports Australia – It was some statement from a man of Waugh’s stature; a man who had played alongside none other than David Boon.
- On Thursday at Lord’s, Bancroft showed England just why Waugh rates his ability in cricket’s most dangerous fielding position so highly.
- Get your 14-day free trial >Rory Burns was dropped twice on his way to a half-century and neither chance was difficult, with Usman Khawaja shelling a chest height catch at gully and Tim Paine going with only one hand to a catch well within his reach.
- Reacting quick enough to get his left hand to the chance but unable to hold onto it initially, Bancroft showed quick wits and quick feet to dive to his left and backwards to complete the catch at full stretch.
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- Incredibly, Bancroft has now taken 11 catches at bat-pad without dropping a single chance in the position, according to CricViz.