I found it
It shows that Elliott had much less time to react than I'd remembered.
Only the bowler is involved - the other fielders aren't really involved.
Elliott doesn't change direction, but it's fair to say that he does set off at a strange angle across the bowler's path and with the result that he gets between the bowler and the ball.
I'm still not 100% convinced, but I admit, it doesn't look particularly deliberate.
[contemplates humble pie]