Adil Rashid Googly: The English spinner picked an important wicket in the form of Kevin O’Brien in the Southampton ODI.
During the second ODI of the ongoing Ireland’s tour of England in Southampton, England spinner Adil Rashid bamboozled Ireland batsman Kevin O’Brien to pick his first wicket today.
It all happened on the last delivery of the 16th over when O’Brien had no answer whatsoever to Rashid’s googly. Having drawn the batsman on the front foot, Rashid brought the delivery into him as it hit the stumps traveling through the gap between O’Brien’s bat and pad.
Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the 15th over, O’Brien failed again to assist the younger batsmen around him as he ended up scoring 3 (7).
Rashid, who dismissed O’Brien in his first over itself, bowled his quota of 10 overs on the trot to finish with bowling figures of 10-0-34-3. In addition to O’Brien, Rashid also sent back the likes of Harry Tector (28) and Lorcan Tucker (21).
Not providing any momentum to the visitors in the middle overs, Rashid’s spell has played a vital role in them scoring in vicinity of 3.5 runs per over at the end of 38 overs.
Playing his 102nd ODI, Rashid has become the first English spinner to pick 150 wickets. With his dismissals coming at an average of 31.05, an economy rate of 5.55 and a strike rate of 33.5, Rashid is currently the fifth-highest wicket-taker for England in ODIs.
Adil Rashid Googly
Googly /ˈguːgli/ [noun]
Definition: Off break bowled with apparent leg-break action
Example: Adil Rashid
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 1, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
— ICC (@ICC) August 1, 2020
Adil Rashid has bowled 20 overs in this series, and gone at just 3rpo – that’s his lowest economy rate for an ODI series where he’s played more than one match. #ENGvIRE
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) August 1, 2020
Adil Rashid finishes with figures of 10-0-34-3 👊
— The Cricketer (@TheCricketerMag) August 1, 2020
Love watching Adil Rashid: 10-0-34-3 today to go with 10-3-26-1 on Thursday.
— Lawrence Booth (@the_topspin) August 1, 2020
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