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David Warner catch vs England: Watch Australian fielder’s outstanding diving catch at slip to dismiss Joe Root

Dixit Bhargav

David Warner catch vs England: Watch Australian fielder's outstanding diving catch at slip to dismiss Joe Root

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.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, 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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