Roy showed all his athleticism to bring about the downfall of Shaun Marsh, who was in power-hitting mode as he blasted 101 at faster than a run-a-ball – the second Australian to reach three figures after Aaron Finch’s 100.
Click on the video above to watch the moment Marsh launched David Willey high to deep midwicket where Roy, sprinting to his left around the boundary, took the ball safely only to realise his momentum would take him over the rope.
Realising his proximity to the boundary, Roy quickly jettisoned the ball with a backhand flick around 30 yards to Overton, who had the simplest of tasks in claiming the catch.
It was a rare high point for Overton, who returned 0-55 off seven overs on his ODI debut after being selected in place of the rested Liam Plunkett.
Sky Sports pundit Nasser Hussain said: “It was right in front of us and Roy made it look so easy – even his reaction. If this was done a few years ago, people would be going absolutely ballistic but it is just regulation to these guys now. It is just brilliant – fielding skills have gone up exponentially.”
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