Relive Paul Collingwood’s screamer at backward point

Paul Collingwood was a livewire in the field. 17 years ago on this day, he plucked one of the most awe-inspiring catches to dismiss Australian opener Matthew Hayden. Andrew Flintoff had dropped it short and wide and the attacking opener hit a square cut. He made a fairly decent connection and must’ve thought he’d got it over the fielder at backward point only to be proven wrong. Collingwood leapt with all his might and timed the jump to perfection to pluck the ball out of thin air. England players swarmed around him in sheer ecstasy as Collingwood celebrated the dismissal that came via his one-handed blinder.

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