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Rohit Sharma Dropped Haseeb Hameed On The Brink On His Fifty
By CricShots - Aug 26, 2021 2:33 pm
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The Indian team witnessed a forgettable outing on Day 1 of the ongoing third Test of the 5-match series against England at Headingley in Leeds as they were bundled out for a meager score of 78 in their first innings of the third Test against England on Wednesday. Virat Kohli had won the toss and decided to bat first but a magical spell from James Anderson pushed the visitors on the back foot early on in the game.

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Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns made an unbeaten partnership

Even in the field, the visiting team failed to take the chances that came their way. Jasprit Bumrah found the outside edge of Haseeb Hameed’s bat when the latter was on the verge of scoring his fifty but Rohit Sharma, who was stationed at second slip, failed to grab the ball in time. Rohit dived to his left but to no avail as the ball ran away to the third-man boundary. It was a difficult chance but many fans thought that Rohit should’ve held on to it.

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Here is the video of the dropped catch:

Here is how fans reacted to the chance. One of the Indian fans wrote: “@ImRo45 missing out in Haseeb Hameed’s catch getting past 50 says it all! Poms have rub of the green this test! #ENGvIND.” Another Twitter user wrote in Hindi that if Rohit had managed to grab that chance at second slip, England would’ve lost a couple of wickets before the end of the day’s play.

“Rohit Sharma was moving to his right just before Bumrah found the edge of Hameed’s bat. What did India’s players eat today morning? Jadeja misfielded. Rohit dropped a catch. Terrible day, terrible performance from India,” another one joined in.

In the match, James Anderson dismissed KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Virat Kohli in the first spell of 8 overs in which he conceded just 6 runs. India was reeling 21/3 owing to Anderson’s brilliance.

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The Indian middle and lower-order were blown away by the other quicks as Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, and Craig Overton all chipped in with the ball. England finished Day 1Β  with a comfortable lead of 42 runs with Hameed and Rory Burns unbeaten on 60 and 52 respectively.