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.


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