Joe Root dismissal vs Australia: England’s star no.3 batsman gets caught right in front of the stumps by Mitchell Starc’s beautiful inswinger
During the 32nd match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and Australia at The Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc caught the big England fish- Joe Root right in front of the stumps to get him out plumb in only the fourth over of the second innings.
It happened in the third delivery of the over. England had just lost its opener James Vince for a duck, in the second delivery of the English innings. All the English eyes were on their Mr. Dependable so far in the World Cup-Joe Root to steady the English ship, but the highest wicket-taker in the tournament had other plans.
Almost a replica of the beautiful delivery bowled by Jason Behrendorff to dismiss James Vince, this one too by Starc swing sharp back into the right-handed Root. Coupled with sheer pace, Root was significantly late to bring his bat down, and was caught right in front of the middle-stump.
He had a brief chat with Jonny Bairstow at the other end, but only a fool would take a review on that one, as Root was back in the hut after scoring 8 runs off 9 deliveries, with the help of two boundaries.
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England in deep trouble
Chasing a decent enough total of 285/7 posted by Australia in the first innings, all England wanted was a good enough start to the innings by negating the threat of the new ball Aussie bowlers, especially Mitchell Starc, who has been the highest wicket-taker in the tournament so far.
After Behrendorff drew first blood, Starc took full advantage of the now on backfoot English batting, as he dismissed both Joe Root (8 off 9) and skipper Eoin Morgan (4 off 7) within the first six overs.
At the time of writing, with 4 wickets down, England were reeling at 83/4 after 19 overs, with Ben Stokes (30 off 48) and wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler (11 off 9) at the crease. They need another 203 runs for sealing their semi-final berth in 31 overs.
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