Home Ashes 2023 [Watch] Joe Root Pulls Off A Ripper To Get Rid off Travis In Ashes 2023

[Watch] Joe Root Pulls Off A Ripper To Get Rid off Travis In Ashes 2023

[Watch] Joe Root Pulls Off A Ripper To Get Rid off Travis In Ashes 2023
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England batter Joe Root showcased his brilliance in the field during the second Test in Ashes 2023 against Australia on Saturday, July 1 at The Lord’s, London. He pulled off a stunning reflex catch to dismiss Travis Head in the third innings on the penultimate day of the match. His fielding effort at short leg left everyone amazed.

Travis Head walked to bat after the fall of Usman Khawaja’s wicket when Australia was at 187/3. They lost a quick wicket, Josh Tongue dismissing Steve Smith. Head too soon walked back to the hut, a rare failure in recent times. In the sixty-eighth over, Stuart Broad bowled a short delivery aimed at Travis Head’s body. The Australian batter hopped and fended the ball with his bat.

The ball lobbed to the left of Joe Root who was at short leg. Root, with his brilliant reflexes, judged the ball early. He struck his left hand out and grabbed the ball to complete an outstanding catch. Australia lost the third wicket in quick succession with Head walking back for just seven runs from sixteen deliveries, including a four.

Watch the catch here:

Australia’s lead goes past the 300-run mark

Australia is leading by 313 runs at the end of the first session on day four of the second test in the 2023 Ashes. Usman Khawaja scored 77 runs opening the innings for them. Meanwhile, Alex Carey and Cameron Green are unbeaten while heading to Lunch. Stuart Broad and Josh Tongue have picked up a couple of wickets each.

Earlier in the match, Australia scored 416 runs, batting first. Steve Smith slammed a century, while Travis Head scored 77 runs. In response, Ben Duckett played a brilliant knock of 98 runs. Harry Brook too scored a fifty for England. However, they were bowled out for 325 runs, handing Australia a first-innings lead of 91 runs.

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