World Cup 2019: Jofra Archer’s wicket-taking ball ends up landing beyond the ropes after hitting the stumps
Archer is flaunting his prowess with the ball in Cardiff.
Published - Jun 8, 2019 8:04 pm | Updated - Jun 8, 2019 11:21 pm
It is a known fact that Jofra Archer is a special talent and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) fast-tracked him into the national side for the same reason. He was given a chance to make a case for himself in the ODI series against Pakistan and after impressing the selectors, Archer made it to the World Cup squad ahead of David Willey. Expectedly, he picked three wickets on his debut at the mega event and has continued to impress in the ongoing match against Bangladesh in Cardiff.
Batting first, England posted a mammoth total of 386 runs on the board. Bangladesh needed a good start from their openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar to have any chance of gunning down the score. But they had to face Jofra Archer with the new ball and not so surprisingly, the batsmen struggled against him. Tamim played out a maiden in his first over but when Sarkar faced the Caribbean-born cricketer, something unexpected happened.
The incident happened in the fourth over when the 143 kph length delivery jagged back a bit to hit the top of off-stump. The batsmen went for a drive and left a big gap between his bat and pads to get castled. However, the thing which surprised everyone was the way the ball travelled after hitting the stumps. It took off amazingly and went over the wicket-keeper to hit the ropes on the full.
Even the commentators were amazed to witness it. However, it was nothing but Jofra Archer flaunting his prowess with the new ball and the man continued to trouble the Bangladesh batsmen.
Here’s the video:
— ICC (@ICC) June 8, 2019
England bossing the game
Meanwhile, England are bossing the game in Cardiff at the moment. Jason Roy slammed a century after they were put into bat first and then Jos Buttler accelerated in the middle overs. The lower-order provided the final flourish as they scored 386 runs for the loss of six wickets in 50 overs. Bangladesh are clearly struggling in response and haven’t got off to a good start with two of their veterans, Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal fighting it out in the middle.