David Warner catch vs England: The Australian batsman’s alertness at first slip saw England losing their captain on Day 4.
During the fourth day of the third Test of the ongoing 2019 Ashes series between England ans Australia at Headingley, Australia batsman David Warner grabbed an outstanding catch at first slip to dismiss England captain Joe Root.
It all happened on the third delivery of the 78th over when Root’s attempt to step down the track off Australian spinner Nathan Lyon saw him edging the ball towards the left of Warner at first slip. In what seemed to have run past Warner in the first look, it didn’t happen as Warner was quick to time his dive to perfection to grab the catch.
Root, who came in to bat at No. 3 in the sixth over, played exceedingly well to score his 43rd Test half-century. He was part of a 126-run partnership for the third wicket alongside Joe Denly (50).
Chasing a 359-run target, Root was carrying plentiful English hoped with his presence in the middle. Coming on the back of a lean patch, Root scored 77 (205) with the help of seven fours in the second innings.
With Australia reducing England to 15/2, they were expected to cause more damage but that didn’t happen. Having dismissed Root, Australia would have certainly smelled their way back into the match. Currently, England pair of Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow are fighting it out brilliantly to seal the chase for their team.
David Warner catch vs England:
Brilliant catch from Warner and the captain goes for 77.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 25, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
DAVID WARNER YOU ARE KIDDING ME
Root edges one onto his pads, it goes over Paine’s head but Warner dives like a goal keeper to catch.
That’s six catches at 1st slip. The record, Gideon tells me, is 7 for any fielder …
— Peter Lalor (@plalor) August 25, 2019
— Ryan Pierse (@RyanPierse) August 25, 2019
— Sagar pradhan45🇮🇳 (@Sagar45_) August 25, 2019
David Warner took two stupendous catches to dismiss Joe Root in this game. I guess, Root would have preferred the punch he received in 2013.
— Shubh AggarWall (@shubh_chintak) August 25, 2019
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