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Watch: Mohammed Siraj’s Successful DRS Call Gets Dawid Malan Out Before Tea
By Aditya Pratap - Aug 26, 2021 8:55 pm
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Dawid Malan celebrated his return to the Test team with a fifty during the third Test match between England and India in Leeds. He put on a 139-run stand for the third wicket with his skipper Joe Root and further strengthen England’s position in the game.

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Malan looked very comfortable while batting and scored boundaries at will. His 70-run knock came in just 128 balls which featured 11 fours, which speaks how well he batted.

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However, his dismissal came in a most unusual way during the last over before the tea break. Mohammed Siraj bowled a wayward ball down the leg side and Malan tried to fend it for a boundary but missed it. Rishabh Pant threw the ball back to the bowler but Siraj was quite confident that he heard an edge.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli asked Pant whether he heard anything who wasn’t sure for a change. But Siraj kept insisting and Kohli opted to challenge the on-field umpire’s decision. Eventually, there was a sound when the ball passed the bat and the umpire had to overturn his decision.

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It came as a lucky breakthrough for Team India just before the tea break. Kohli’s famed bowling lineup looked clueless during the second day’s play at Headingley. Mohammed Shami knocked Rory Burns’ stumps when he was on 61 to give India the first wicket.

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Ravindra Jadeja persisted with his tight line and length and removed Haseeb Hameed for 61. But Root looked set as soon as he came out to bat. He played several shots and scored runs at a fast pace. He notched up yet another fifty and punished Indian bowlers with his control.

England were 298/3 at the tea break and were 220 runs ahead. Root was batting on 80 while Jonny Bairstow joined him in the middle for the further proceedings.

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