Warner being wrongly given out off Stuart Broad: The Australian opening batsman was a tad unfortunate on his Test comeback.
During the first Test of the ongoing 2019 Ashes series between England and Australia at Edgbaston, Australia opening batsman David Warner couldn’t make the most of his Test comeback after he was wrongly given out off England fast bowler Stuart Broad.
It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the fourth over when Broad found Warner wanting in front of the stumps. While it appeared initially as if the ball would hit the leg-stump, replays confirmed that it would have gone down the leg side without touching the stumps.
Warner, who opened the batting with Cameron Bancroft, ended up scoring 2 (14). It is worth mentioning that Warner survived a caught behind in Broad’s first over when England didn’t appeal after the ball clipped his bat to go straight into England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow’s hands.
After Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss and chose to bat, he wouldn’t have wanted Broad to make early inroads into their batting lineup. Other than Warner, Broad dismissed Bancroft (8) in the eighth over as the right-hand batsman edged the ball to England captain Joe Root at first slip.
While England had announced their Playing XI yesterday, Australia made the announcement during the toss. Other than Warner and Bancroft, Australia handed respective Test comebacks to batsman Matthew Wade and fast bowler Peter Siddle.
Warner being wrongly given out off Stuart Broad:
YEEESSS @StuartBroad8!! GET IN!!
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 1, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) August 1, 2019
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) August 1, 2019
Ricky Ponting, sensibly, would have bowled first…
— Ric Finlay (@RicFinlay) August 1, 2019
Lot of booing for Smith from the Birmingham crowd. Well, he used to play for Worcestershire…
— George Dobell (@GeorgeDobell1) August 1, 2019
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