Though the Ashes series is all about England and Australia, more often than not MS Dhoni is being in the headlines for a few scenarios, which happened in the series. Firstly, it was all about Tim Paine’s poor DRS calling and now, the magical stumping from Jonny Bairstow made fans to compare him with MS Dhoni.
On Day 4 of the fifth Test England wicketkeeper, Jonny Bairstow gave his fans a moment to remember. Bairstow did an MS Dhoni to send Marnus Labuschagne packing for 14 runs at Oval. It was a quick stumping that will remind fans of Dhoni, who is sharp when it comes to stumpings.
Jonny Bairstow removes bails in a flash:
It was a flighted delivery from Jack Leach which Labuschagne missed and lost his balance. Bairstow seized the opportunity and stumped the Aussie. Labuschagne, who has been in superb touch in the Ashes 2019, failed to drag his backfoot home in time as Bairstow whipped the bails off to send the Aussie batter packing.
Even though the visitors have retained the coveted urn for the first time since 2001 on English soil, the Tim Paine-led outfit was looking to win the series after taking a 2-1 lead by winning the Old Trafford Test. However, it was England, who finished the series with a victory to their name, thus equalling the series scoreline.
Though all the batters failed during the chase, Matthew Wade batted well for his 117 and was the lone fighter in the visitor’s unsuccessful chase of 399. Having Mitchell Marsh and Pat Cummins for company, Wade added 52 and 44 for the sixth and seventh wicket respectively, in a brilliant effort to pull off a miracle on Sunday.
Skipper Joe Root (2/26) sent Marsh packing, Stuart Broad got the better of Cummins. Broad with his figure of 4/62 and Jack Leach with 4/49 were the stars of the pack for the English bowlers. Also, this is the first time men’s Ashes series ended in a draw since 1972.
Here is the video:
That is seriously sharp @jbairstow21!! 🙌
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 15, 2019