Ahead of the series decider against England, Team India suffered a huge blow as the premier fast bowler, miss the crucial match due to a back spasm. However, the Indian fans were soon seen cheering as Mohammed Siraj — Bumrah’s replacement — tore the English top order apart and dismissed Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root in the same over.
The final ODI of the three-match series between England and India is currently been played at Old Trafford in Manchester. After Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to field, Jason Roy got the hosts off to a flying start. He smashed three fours in the opening over, bowled by Mohammed Shami, which increased the worry of the Indian fans as the hosts looked good for a huge total.
However, the hope did not last long enough. Mohammed Siraj, who came in as a replacement for injured Jasprit Bumrah, bowled an excellent second over and brought India back into the contest. The third ball that angled in was pitched at a good length.
Jonny Bairstow tried to drive the ball, but only managed to find a tame leading edge before substitute fielder Shreyas Iyer caught it at mid-off. Then, England endured a huge setback in the same over when Joe Root was caught at second slip by Rohit with another angling in delivery.
Mohammed Siraj pitched the delivery in a similar region that Bairstow, hence, Root had to play, only to get an edge. As a result, Siraj finished with a double maiden wicket over and in the process, both Yorkshire batters departed without even troubling the scorers.
Here is the video of the wickets taken by Mohammed Siraj:
Here is how the fans reacted:
When Siraj takes the ball away, he becomes such a threat. I feared he was becoming a scrambled seam inward slant bowler. Excellent over.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 17, 2022
Siraj starts with a double wicket maiden – Root goes now for a 3 ball duck too. What an over by Siraj.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 17, 2022
oh, yes here wo go!! Kohli x Siraj 🔥 pic.twitter.com/nS4Z09egoM
— mahi (@TheJinxyyyy) July 17, 2022
Siraj under captain Rohit Sharma 😎 pic.twitter.com/igjk015oOR
— jarredvennett𓃵 (@jaredvenet) July 17, 2022
— Shiva Dev (@Shiva_dev7) July 17, 2022
Siraj on fire 🔥 got bairstow and root both in one over ….#siraj
— NIKHIL RAJ (@NIKHIL_SAHU_18) July 17, 2022
Double wicket maiden over in a white ball game for Siraj… pic.twitter.com/WpoyQAMvWa
— best girl (@awkdipti) July 17, 2022