Jason Roy funnily loses shoe: The English batsman hilariously lost his shoe while batting in the second session on Day 2 at Lord’s.
During the second day of the ongoing one-off Test of Ireland’s tour of England at Lord’s, England batsman Jason Roy underwent a hilarious moment after his shoe came off his foot while batting against Ireland fast bowler Mark Adair.
It happened on the penultimate delivery of the 38th over when Roy came down the track to play an Adair delivery. While he eventually ducked under the short ball, him losing his shoe came as an unusual moment. However, Roy was aware enough to walk back to the crease as Ireland wicket-keeper Gary Wilson threw the ball in a bid to affect a stumping dismissal.
Roy, who could only manage to score 5 (11) in the first innings, made immediate amends in the second innings as he registered his maiden Test half-century. Roy was part of a potentially game-changing 145-run partnership alongside Jack Leach.
While the set batsman in Leach matched Roy shot by shot, it was the latter who up the ante and made sure that England cover the trail as soon as possible.
On the penultimate delivery of the 29th over, Roy scored a four off Ireland bowler Stuart Thompson to complete a 47-ball half-century. Before getting out to Thompson in the 41st over, Roy ended up scoring 72 (78) with the help of one four and a six.
Jason Roy funnily loses shoe:
Plays with his heart on his sleeve and his sole on the wicket…
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 25, 2019
How Twitter reacted on Roy’s maiden Test half-century:
— bet365 (@bet365) July 25, 2019
5️⃣0️⃣ for Jason Roy on Test debut, off just 47 balls! You can take the batsman out of ODI cricket, but you can’t take ODI cricket out of the batsman!
— ICC (@ICC) July 25, 2019
I keep changing my mind on my ENG team for #Ashes2019.
How about moving Roy down a little?
1 Dom Sibley
2 Rory Burns
3 Joe Root (c)
4 Jason Roy
5 Ben Stokes
6 Jonny Bairstow (wk)
7 Sam Curran
8 Chris Woakes
9 Jofra Archer
10 Jack Leach
11 Jimmy Anderson
— CricketBadger (@cricket_badger) July 24, 2019
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