There is no denying the fact Pat Cummins is one of the lethal fast bowlers in modern-day cricket and he demonstrated the same during the fifth Ashes Test against England at The Oval. While England batsmen failed to find a solution form him, Cummins decided to make his own teammates fumble four times before collecting the ball in the slip cordon.
On a pitch which wasn’t much threatening for the batsmen, Cummins was cut above the rest and bowled with fierce pace and panache. After dismissing Joe Root, who had received two lifelines off his own bowling and once-off Peter Siddle, Pat seemed like he was destined to take the honors of the day. He had a plan of firing short balls at the Englishmen and he managed to do that quite effectively as well.
Just as a demonstration of the fact, on the first delivery of the 59th over, he delivered a full bowl which suddenly rose on Jonny Bairstow to leave him almost perplexed. As the batsman was clueless, Cummins smiled it away , a trait that has become synonymous with him and Jasprit Bumrah but the original were still awaiting him.
Paine was visibly struggling to grab the bowl with complete control behind the stumps and it fumbled twice on his palm before it went towards David Warner, standing at second slip. It was not easy for the opener too as he also struggled to grab the ball and when he eventually managed to steady the ball, he had fumbled twice.
At the end of day 1, England it standing at 271/8 with Jos Buttler (64*) and Jack Leach (10*) riding the ship. Here is the video of the incident: