Since the inception of the game, we have witnessed action being interrupted on the cricket field by several factors. The fourth Test between India and England in Ahmedabad witnessed one such incident when play was stopped after bail got stuck in Rishabh Pant’s gloves.
Meanwhile, the incident took place on the very first day of the Test match at the Motera Stadium. Ollie Pope played a shot at the short mid-wicket position where skipper Virat Kohli picked the ball up and threw it to Rishabh Pant. The India wicketkeeper failed to collect the ball cleanly before the drama unfolded.
Bail gets stuck in Rishabh Pant’s gloves
The umpires noticed that the bails were missing and started searching for it. The cricketers soon joined the party as everyone looked all around for the bails. Virat Kohli went as far as searching Pant’s pads while the youngster was standing with his arms wide open. Kohli could not find the bails and gave up the search before Pant decided to end the drama.
He walked up to Rohit Sharma and showed that the bails were stuck in his gloves, leaving his teammates in splits. The way things unfolded, it was more or less clear that it was not intentional from Pant. Soon after, the third umpire also intervened to inform the umpires that the bails were stuck in Rishabh Pant’s gloves.
Watch the video here:
Play stopped due to bails missing 😦😂 pic.twitter.com/oRcve5NNdf
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Meanwhile, speaking of the game, India are completely all over England. They secured a 160 run lead thanks to a brilliant century from Rishabh Pant and an unbeaten 96 from Washington Sundar. England removed India’s last three wickets in a span of five deliveries to deny Sundar a well-deserved century.
Indian spinners – Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel ran riot with the ball in the second innings reducing England to 30 for the loss of four wickets. Joe Root & Co will look to bat as long as possible to give themselves some chance of drawing the game.