Rohit Sharma wicket: The Indian opening batsman departed after scoring a fantastic 13th Test half-century at Lord’s.
During the first day of the second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of England at Lord’s, it took a special effort from veteran England fast bowler James Anderson to bring an end to a special innings from India opening batsman Rohit Sharma.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 44th over when Sharma was undone by an incoming delivery from Anderson. With a gap between Sharma’s bat and pad, the ball swung towards him only to hit his pad before hitting the stumps.
Anderson, whose previous two deliveries had left Sharma including beating him on the last delivery, foxed the right-hand batsman by bringing a ball into him.
Sharma, who played a dominant role in putting together a 126-run opening partnership (India’s first in a SENA country since 2010) alongside Lokesh Rahul, departed after scoring a confidence-boosting 83 (145) with the help of 11 fours and a six.
Not throwing his wicket whilst in his 30s, Sharma’s composed and matured innings at the top of the order after being put in to bat first by England captain Joe Root is arguably his best in an overseas Test.
As far as Anderson is concerned, it is worth mentioning that the 39-year old player had passed a fitness test this morning before start of play. Having dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli on successive deliveries in the first Test in Nottingham, Anderson sending back Sharma continues his knack of dismissing senior Indian batsmen.
Rohit Sharma wicket in Lord’s Test
Huge wicket against the run of play
Anderson castles ☝️ Rohit Sharma just 17 short of his 1st overseas
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Twitter reactions on Rohit Sharma
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 12, 2021
It took a masterful ball to end a masterful innings. This contest between Rohit Sharma and James Anderson was a real treat #INDvENG
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) August 12, 2021
He stood tall in testing conditions, with patience and class scaled up to 83 runs from 145 deliveries, giving India a solid start.#OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #ENGvIND @ImRo45 @BCCI pic.twitter.com/cXjGzNci1A
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) August 12, 2021
Beauty of a delivery from Jimmy to get Rohit. But hats off to Rohit. A very very good innings. #ENGvIND
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) August 12, 2021
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