Joe Root gets outdone by James Anderson in a County Clash

Anderson didn't realize an edge till the wicketkeeper began appealing as Root was dismissed caught behind

James Anderson & Joe Root
James Anderson dismisses Joe Root. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Sameer Allana

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The England cricketers are busy preparing themselves ahead of the Test series against India. They’ve been taking part in the County Championship Division One on the road to the five match series. The ongoing clash between Yorkshire and Lancashire includes the likes of regular Test players. This led to an interesting incident during the game.

As James Anderson came face-to-face with Joe Root, the crowd expected an exciting contest between the two of them. In the fifth over, after getting a couple on the first ball, Root was outdone by a splendid one from Anderson the very next ball. Anderson didn’t realize an edge till the wicketkeeper began appealing as Root was dismissed caught behind.

The Lancashire Cricket Club shared the video of the same on Twitter. While Jimmy doesn’t get the nick, he roars into celebration as soon as Joe Root walks off owing to the umpire’s decision.

Here’s what they have tweeted:-

“WICKET! WATCH @jimmy9 produces a great delivery to Joe Root, caught behind by @DaneVilas for 3. Yorks 18/2 #LAnYOR”

Having won the toss, Yorkshire elected to bat first. Adam Lyth prodhced a sensational innings of 70 at the top. He was later dismissed by Anderson. The Yorkshire innings was restricted to 192  all out. As for Lancashire, after an opening  partnership of 46 runs, they were all out for a paltry 109 runs. Leaving Alez Davies no one showed any intent to stay at he crease.

The second innings began on a bad note for the Yorks who were reduced to 18/2 as Joe Root was caught behind by  Dane Vilas. They even lost Kane Williamson later. However, the duo of Jonny Bairstow and Harry Brook took them out of the woods. While the partnership between them is above 100 runs, their lead is beyond 200.

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