Rahkeem Cornwall catch vs England: Watch West Indian all-rounder grabs stunner at first slip to dismiss Rory Burns

Dixit Bhargav
|Published July 24, 2020

Rahkeem Cornwall catch vs England: The West Indian all-rounder stood tall on his slip catching reputation at Old Trafford.

During the first day of the third Test of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of England in Manchester, West Indies all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall grabbed a one-handed stunner at first slip to dismiss England opening batsman Rory Burns.

It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 48th over when Burns’ attempt to cut a Roston Chase delivery saw him edging the ball towards the right of Cornwall. In a delivery which was tad full to be cut, the southpaw erred in reading the length on this occasion.

With the ball coming off a rapid slash, it went in a jiffy to Cornwall who put out his right hand to claim the catch. Having scored his seventh Test half-century, Burns ended up scoring 57 (147) with the help of four fours.

Cornwall, who is playing this match in place of pacer Alzarri Joseph, bowled 13 wicketless overs before making his first contribution in the game.

After West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and put the hosts in to bat, England have lost four wickets for 127 runs at the time of writing this story.

Having made a couple of changes to accommodate a specialist batsman in Ben Stokes, England are a batsman short in this match and would be hoping for the likes of Ollie Pope and wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler to build a solid partnership over here.

Rahkeem Cornwall catch vs England

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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