Mohammed Shami pins Dawid Malan with a corker of a delivery
The ball hit the batsman above the knee-roll and the same must have prompted the batters to send the decision upwards.
Updated - Aug 1, 2018 8:27 pm
Mohammed Shami hasn’t had auspicious time, both in his personal and cricketing career. While his wife Hasin Jahan has been trying her heart out to prove her allegations against the fast-bowler, the speedster hasn’t been amongst the wickets in competitive cricket. The 27-year old also went wicketless in India’s warm-up match against Essex at County Ground in Chelmsford.
However, Virat Kohli, the Indian captain trusted his prowess and drafted him into India’s playing eleven for the first Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham. He nipped out Keaton Jennings, the opener who got a lifeline after Rahane dropped him in the slip cordon, to open his account in the wickets column. After a couple of overs, Dawid Malan fell prey to the Bengal-born fast-bowler.
Another blooper for Malan
Malan hasn’t been in prime form of late in international cricket. The left-hander failed to score against Pakistan at Lord’s and Leeds respectively. He couldn’t turn his luck around and perished for eight runs from 14 balls. Shami charged in from around the wicket and dished out a back-of-a-length delivery. The leather moved back sharply, beat the inside edge and thudded on to the batsman’s pads.
The Indians erupted and on-field umpire Chris Gaffaney raised his fingers without harbouring any double thoughts. The batter wasn’t convinced and he consulted skipper Joe Root, the non-striker after which they decided to review the dismissal. The ball hit the batsman above the knee-roll and the same must have prompted the batters to send the decision upwards.
England didn’t lose the review, but Malan was adjudged Leg Before Wicket (LBW) on umpire’s call. The Indians’ quite expectantly, was relieved after the third wicket. The Three Lions after an impressive beginning lost the two quick wickets of Jennings and Malan to find themselves in a tricky situation. Jonny Bairstow joined Root in the middle thereafter.
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