Disabled cricketer Liam Thomas made sure nothing was going to stop him from performing his fielding duties for the England Physical Disabilities (PD) team when they faced Pakistan in a Twenty20 game last week .

The fielder showed plenty of commitment and desire in the final of the ICC Academy Dubai Invitational T20, making a diving stop at deep backwards square.

There's nothing unusual about that, but what came next could provide even the hardest-working of athletes with a great source of inspiration.

After he stopped the ball from crossing the boundary, Thomas's artificial leg came unstrapped - but that didn't deter him. He managed to retrieve the ball on one leg and return it to the wicket, before heading back to retrieve the artificial limb.

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Ultimately, the Herculean effort proved in vein - as England lost the final by three wickets.