Peter Siddle catch vs England: The Australian fast bowler grabbed a breathtaking catch to dismiss the England captain at Edgbaston.
During the second day of the first Test of the ongoing 2019 Ashes series between England and Australia at Edgbaston, Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle put on display a fantastic fielding effort to dismiss England Joe Root.
It all happened on the last delivery of the 50th over when Root’s attempt to drive a Siddle delivery saw him playing early on the ball. With the ball hit in the air on the right of Siddle, he stretched out his right hand to grab a one-handed stunner.
Root, who came in to bat at No. 3 in the eighth over, ended up scoring his 42nd Test half-century during a 132-run partnership for the second wicket alongside England opening batsman Rory Burns. Before getting out, Root ended up scoring 57 (119) with the help of six fours.
Siddle, who was included into the Australian XI over Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc, continued to bowl an economic spell. Having dismissed Root, Siddle would be looking to gain on the advantage from hereon.
At the time of writing this article, England have reduced the deficit to below 100. With eight wickets still with them, the English middle-order would be looking to gain a substantial lead for chasing won’t be the most easiest of tasks in the fourth innings.
Peter Siddle catch vs England:
A very smart catch to end the captain’s innings.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 2, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
— News Cricket (@NewsCorpCricket) August 2, 2019
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) August 2, 2019
After 60 overs without a Test wicket, Peter Siddle is back.
— bet365_aus (@bet365_aus) August 2, 2019
Joe Root is gone! ❌
Peter Siddle gets the wicket caught and bowled!
— Coral (@Coral) August 2, 2019
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