Joe Root bowls a magical delivery to dismiss David Warner
Root bowled an off-break delivery that arrived a little later than the batsman anticipated.
Updated - Sep 17, 2020 10:04 am
England cricket team was involved in a historic high-pressure decider match of the three-match ODI series with Australia on September 16 (Wednesday) at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. In a match where the hosts were being considered as the favourites after the visitors were bundled at 73/5, Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey stitched a beautiful partnership of 212 runs to turn the game around out of nowhere. Australia won the exhilarating match by 3 wickets with only 2 balls remaining while they clinched the series by 2-1.
Chasing a target of 302 runs in a 50-over game, the Australian batting line-up looked promising with David Warner and Aaron Finch on the crease. However, the visitors lost their two crucial wickets of Finch and Marcus Stoinis within 5 overs. The Aussies were still hopeful owing to the presence of aggressive batsman Warner on the crease. But the joy wasn’t for long as the left-handed batsman was dismissed by England’s vice-captain Joe Root in his opening over.
On the fifth ball of the 11th over, Root bowled an off-break delivery that arrived a little later than the batsman anticipated. Going past Warner’s outside edge, the ball ratted the sticks. As a result, David had to go back to the pavilion after scoring 24 runs off 32 balls including 3 fours. The video of the dismissal was uploaded on the official Twitter handle of England Cricket as they hailed the part-timer as the man with a golden arm.
They tweeted, “What a ball from Joe Root. Golden Arm,” read the caption on the Tweet.
What a ball from…Joe Root!! 💫
Golden Arm 🤩
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 16, 2020
An Insight into the match between England and Australia
Batting first, England mounted a total of 302 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 50 overs. The opening batsman Jonny Bairstow scored 112 off 126 deliveries including 12 boundaries and two sixes. Sam Billings and Chris Woakes further chipped in with half-centuries. Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa emerged as economical bowlers for Australia as they took three wickets each while Pat Cummins also took the wicket of Bairstow.
In reply, Australia was reeling at a paltry total of 73-5 but However, the visitors made a solid comeback as Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey together scripted a dramatic victory for their team by playing magnificent innings of 108 and 106 runs respectively. For the hosts, Chris Woakes and Joe Root got two wickets each, while Jofra Archer and Adil Rashid got one each to their name. This resulted in Australia winning the match by 3 wickets.