Watch: Jofra Archer gets out in the most bizarre fashion on day 2 of the third ashes test match against Australia at Leeds. Headingly.
Jofra Archer was over the moon yesterday. He had claimed 6-45 in just his second test match and in the process, handed England a brilliant opportunity to level the series. However, the batsmen have floundered and handed Australia the advantage once again.
Riding on Josh Hazlewood’s 5-30, the Kangaroos bowled England out for 67 runs! This is their lowest score since in Ashes Tests since their 52 against Don Bradman’s ‘Invincibles’ at The Oval in 1948. It is also the lowest Ashes score by either team in Leeds, beating the 87 scored by England in 1909.
While the English batsmen helped Australia with their lose shots, for the most part, they were undone by the accurate and disciplined bowling on display. However, there was one wicket that fell about in a very peculiar manner and will stay in the memory of the fans for a long time.
Watch: Jofra Archer gets out in the most bizarre fashion
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Archer tried to lead England’s fightback and showcased positive intent. However, a bouncer from Pat Cummins flicked his bat as he tried to duck. The ball flew into Tim Paine’s glove ending Archer’s short-lived mutiny with the bat.
Australia started their second innings with a lead of 112 runs. At the moment of writing, they are currently at 26-1. Stuart Broad dismissed the destructive David Warner LBW to strike early.
If Australia manage to extend the lead to between 250 to 300, this may be too big a mountain for England to climb. For England to have any chance to win this match and level the series, Jofra Atcher will have to replicate his first innings performance and hope that the batsmen perform better this time around.
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