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Jonny Bairstow Take A Stunning One-handed Catch To Send Back KL Rahul
By CricShots - Aug 27, 2021 7:13 pm
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The English cricketer, Jonny Bairstow took a brilliant one-handed catch in the slips to send back a fidgety-looking Indian opener, KL Rahul on Day 3 of the ongoing third Test at Headingley. The ball was traveling at the rate of knots when Bairstow put his left hand in the line to catch and ball and he was quick with his reflexes to not to let the ball go away.

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Jonny Bairstow took a brilliant catch

Having taken the last two English wickets cheaply, India needed to get a good start from their openers. Rahul alongside Rohit Sharma to see off the new ball well putting aside the fact that there were a few plays and misses. The duo took India close to Lunch without losing a wicket before Craig Overton got the wicket of Rahul. 

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KL Rahul has been good at leaving balls outside off the entire series. However, head no option then to defend the ball o an Overton delivery, courtesy of the angle the pacer created. The ball caught the edge of the bat and flew towards the slip cordon.

Bairstow, standing at second slip, threw his left hand at it and managed to take the catch. Although it may have looked like it was Joe Root’s catch, the skipper wasn’t complaining as a 19-over opening vigil came to an end at the stroke of Lunch.

Watch Jonny Bairstow’s catch here:

A poor first day’s play continues to haunt Team India as they are trailing by a huge margin of 354 runs in the second innings of the Headingley Test. England managed to add only nine runs to their overnight score as Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami cleaned up the last two wickets.

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Rahul and Rohit started off decently, albeit the former looked in discomfort trying to keep the nagging English bowlers at bay. However, Rohit continued to excel in the series, having a great sense of where his off-stump lies and not prodding at deliveries outside off.

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