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Joe Root out today: Kyle Jamieson dismisses English captain on first ball of Day 4 at Lord’s

Dixit Bhargav
|Sat Jun 05 2021


Joe Root out: The English captain was dismissed on the first ball that he faced on the fourth day of the first Test against New Zealand.

During the fourth day of the first Test of the ongoing New Zealand’s tour of England at Lord’s, New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson made an early and substantial breakthrough by sending back England Joe Root on the first delivery of the day.

Unbeaten from Day 2 and having watched the third day getting washed out due to rain, Root couldn’t have done much against a delivery which pitched at a testing length and straightened enough to induce an outside edge off his bat.

Neither back not in front, the English captain found himself in an uncomfortable position as he edged the ball to veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor at first slip.

While the visitors celebrated instantly, Taylor suggested the umpire to check for a replay for he wasn’t entirely sure about a clean catch. With a soft signal of ‘Out’, third umpire Richard Illingworth didn’t take much time before ruling the decision in New Zealand’s favour.

Jamieson, who had found England opening batsman Dom Sibley (0) wanting in front of the stumps on the second day, picked his second wicket in the innings to give his team an advantageous start.

Root, who had come in to bat at No. 4 in the seventh over, departed after scoring 42 (113) with the help of five fours in a 93-run partnership alongside opening batsman Rory Burns.

Joe Root out vs New Zealand

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