Confused Stuart Broad turns around after appealing for LBW, misses to see umpire raising his finger
Though Broad managed to get his man, he had to wait a while before umpire Kettleborough raised his finger after the pacer's huge appeal.
Updated - Aug 8, 2020 10:26 am
England pacer Stuart Broad braced the field against Pakistan in the first Test after achieving an impressive feat in the previous series against West Indies. The veteran quick, in the second Test against West Indies last month, paved his way to becoming the seventh player to scalp 500 Test wickets.
Broad reached the milestone in his 14th year of Test cricket and was also anticipated to deliver against Pakistan. The pacer often gets a little more excited than any other bowler, thinking he has got his man. This was evident on Day 2 against Pakistan too as Broad was involved in a hilarious on-field incident with umpire Richard Kettleborough.
Though Broad managed to get his man, he had to wait a while before umpire Kettleborough raised his finger after the pacer’s huge appeal. Funnily, the umpire raised his finger when Broad towards the wicketkeeper and had no clue Kettleborough has given Shan Masood out.
England Cricket shared the video of the hilarious incident
England Cricket shared the video of the hilarious incident on Twitter with the caption– “He’s out @StuarBroad8!” Masood was dismissed on 156 after batting for around 470 minutes.
He's out, @StuartBroad8! 😂
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 6, 2020
Masood’s ton played a vital role in Pakistan amassing 326 in the first innings after electing to bat first. Broad was the pick of England bowlers as he scalped three wickets while conceding 54 runs. He was also assisted by Dom Bess, who also added three wickets to his kitty.
England, in response, amassed 219 runs in their first innings and failed to establish a lead over the visitors. Yasir Shah’s four-wicket haul derailed the English side as no other batsman apart from Ollie Pope registered a half-century. Broad remained on the pitch till the end as scored 29* before England’s last wicket fell in the form of James Anderson.
Broad shined in the second innings too as he provided an early breakthrough to England by dismissing Shan Masood for a duck. He also scalped the wicket of Shadab Khan as Pakistan was left reeling at 137/8 at the end of Day 3. The Azhar Ali-led side has established a 244-run lead over the hosts and they’re in the driving seat to clinch the Manchester Test.