Kuldeep Yadav makes a monkey out of Marlon Samuels with a wrong’un

Samuels went on to the back foot to stave off the delivery.

Marlon Samuels
Marlon Samuels. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Marlon Samuels is among the most experienced Windies cricketers and a lot was expected ahead of him in the ODI series against India. However, the 37-year-old hasn’t been able to make much of an impact with the willow in hand. In the first match in Guwahati, the seasoned campaigner fell prey to the guile and trajectory of leg-break bowler Yuzvendra Chahal.

The right-hander had the opportunity to make amends in the second encounter in Visakhapatnam. He came to bat after Chandrapaul Hemraj was nipped out by Kuldeep Yadav in the 10th over. He started his knock with some superlative strokes, but the Indian chinaman bowler dismissed him after he scored 13 runs from 10 balls with the help of three boundaries.


Samuels bamboozled by Kuldeep

In the fifth ball of the 12th over, Samuels creamed Kuldeep for a boundary through the point region. Nevertheless, the wrist spinner made a comeback and rattled the batsman’s woodwork in the very next ball. He bowled from over the wicket and the leather pitched on and around the leg-stump. Samuels went on to the back foot to stave off the delivery.

He came down with a straight bat, but couldn’t read the ball. Yadav produced a superlative wrong’un, which ripped past Samuels’ bat to crash into the timber. There was confusion surrounding the dismissal and third umpire Paul Wilson had a close look at it to confirm whether the stumps were broken by the ball or Indian wicketkeeper MS Dhoni’s gloves.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli was sure that the bails were dislodged by the leather and replays proved his anticipation. Samuels’ unfortunately had to walk away as the Windies lost their third wicket for 78 runs with a significant amount of runs still to get. In the meantime, Kuldeep picked up his second wicket and set the cat amongst the pigeons in the Windies camp.

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