England star Jos Buttler takes stunning "superman" catch in second Ashes Test

Jos Buttler took an excellent diving catch to dismiss Marcus Harris in the second Ashes Test between England and Australia in Adelaide.

Australia won the toss and opted to bat first, but England's veteran seamers James Anderson and Stuart Broad started brilliantly with the pink ball.

The pair were recalled to the side in place of Mark Wood and Jack Leach, having both missed the first Test at the Gabba.

And it was Broad who made the first breakthrough for England, getting Harris caught down the leg side by Buttler for just three.

Broad dug the ball in short and Harris mistimed an attempted pull shot, with Buttler taking a magnificent diving catch.

Speaking on BBC Test Match Special, former Australia bowler Glenn McGrath said: "That is what England needed.

"I have liked the energy of Stuart Broad this afternoon. England had the fielder around the corner so Harris didn't want to just flick off his hip."

Speaking on commentary for Fox Cricket, ex-Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist said: "Jos Buttler! Absolutely brilliantly taken down the leg side.

"Stuart Broad had one turned down in the previous over but he breaks through and England have their first."

Isa Guha added: "It's been a struggle for Marcus Harris with the short ball. Stuart Broad pitching it up and then banging one in and it's a stunning catch from Jos Buttler. Superman to his right."

Harris has endured a torrid time against England, having first been picked for the 2019 Ashes series.

That year, he made a high score of just 19 in six innings against England and he made scores of three and nine not out in the first Test at the Gabba this year.

Harris has made just 73 runs at an average of nine against England and the 29-year-old is in desperate need of a big score in the second innings if he is to keep his place for the third Test.

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