[VIDEO] Jonny Bairstow pulls off an MS Dhoni to send Marnus Labuschagne packing in Oval Test
The Ashes 2019 has given the cricket fans with plenty of memorable moments, high-intensity cricketing action, crowd reactions and much more. On Day 4 of the ongoing fifth and final Test between England and Australia at the Kennington Oval in London, English wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow gave another stunning moment in the series after he stumped Aussie batter Marnus Labuschagne in the second innings of the Oval Test on Sunday.
Bairstow pulled out something which MS Dhoni has made a regular affair in cricket circuit – lightning-quick stumping. Bairstow was quick with his gloves as he removed the bails in a flash after Labuschagne lunged forward to play a flighted delivery by English spinner Jack Leach.
Labuschagne’s back foot went out of the crease after the Aussie batter missed the flighted delivery by Leach. 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.
Interestingly, Leach’s delivery had a quick dip on it as it flashed past Labuschagne’s willow only for Bairstow to dislodge the bails and pile more misery on Australia following their lacklustre show in the Oval Test.
That is seriously sharp @jbairstow21!!— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 15, 2019
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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, by the looks of it, the series is going to end 2-2 as Australia are struggling at 258-7 by the time this report was published.
Matthew Wade scored a cracking century, his second in Ashes 2019, and the left-handed batter is fighting a lone battle after the Australian top-order failed miserably. Even Steve Smith failed to score big in the second innings of the Oval Test after Stuart Broad dismissed the former skipper for 23. This was the first time in the series that Smith failed to score a half-century. The 30-year-old ended with 774 runs under his belt.