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Ollie Robinson Surprises English Fans As He Tries Spin Bowling
By CricShots - Dec 19, 2021 2:39 pm
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After getting the prized wicket of dismissed Steve Smith in his first spell on Day 4 of the ongoing second Ashes Test in Adelaide, the English right-arm fast bowler, Ollie Robinson was seen bowling gentle off-spin with sunglasses on. The switch although didn’t yield any results for his side but it did manage to create a buzz online, as videos of him bowling off-spin flooded the social media platforms.  

Ollie Robinson
Ollie Robinson

 Legendary Australian cricketer, Shane Warne, while on-air, likened Robinson’s style of bowling to that of former Australia off-spinner Colin Miller. The incident took place in Australia’s second innings on Day 4 as the hosts took complete control of the proceedings.

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Here is the video of the incident:

Meanwhile, after resuming action from the overnight score of 45/1 England had a brilliant start to the day. Stuart Broad and James Anderson provided early breakthroughs for the tourists but a solid 89-run stand between Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head helped the hosts regain control. 

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Both the batters completed their respective half-centuries before getting dismissed. Following their dismissal, Australia decided to change gears and raced to 230-9, before Steve Smith deiced to declare the innings setting England a giant 468-run target.

Among the English bowlers, Robinson, captain Joe Root and Dawid Malan scalped two wickets each. Broad and Anderson shared a wicket each. Here is how the fans reacted to the spin bowling of Ollie Robinson:

Australia Playing XI: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (c), Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Michael Neser, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon

England Playing XI: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, James Anderson