Watch: Kemar Roach stumbles on his back as Australia cash in and run him out

Updated - 26 Jan 2024, 01:09 PM

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West Indies pacer Kemar Roach became a laughing stock during his innings on day 2 of the second Test between Australia and West Indies at the Gabba. The Windies were bowled out for 311 after they resumed their innings on 288/8 on day 2.

Roach faced 40 deliveries for his eight runs including one boundary as well. However, while trying to score his ninth run against Pat Cummins, very funnily he fell in the middle of the pitch giving the Australians a chance to run him out.

Roach defended a delivery from Pat Cummins in the 105th over of their innings. He then tried to run for a quick single and slipped and fell on his backside in the middle of the pitch. His partner at the other end, Kevin Sinclair put out a wise smile on the comedy of errors.

The Australian fielders were alive to the possibility of running him out and it was Marnus Labuschagne who threw the ball to Travis Head who took off the bails. Roach fell on the West Indies at 297 and the side was bowled out for 311 when Sinclair was dismissed for 50 off 98 balls.

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West Indies went past 300 with contributions from Kavem Hodge (71), Joshua Da Silva (79), Kevin Sinclair (50) and Alzarri Joseph (32). For Australia, Mitchell Starc picked five wickets, Josh Hazlewood picked two, Pat Cummins one, and Nathan Lyon took two.

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Kemar Roach after his muggy run out made amends as he dismissed Steve Smith in the very first over of the Australian innings. Smith who replaced David Warner, as Australia’s new opener in Test cricket did not have the best of starts to his new position. He scored 12 in the first innings of the Adelaide Test and then scored an unbeaten 11 in a 26-run chase.

West Indies meanwhile, rocked Australia early in their first innings with Roaach dismissing Smith and giving Wets Indies a headstart. Marnus Labuschagne was then dismissed by Alzarri Joseph with Sinclair grabbing a stunner at fourth slip. Roach then came back to dismiss Cameron Green (8) and Travis Head (0) to give the visitors an advantage.

Australia lost four wickets for just 24 runs before the teams went off for the teak break. The hosts still trail by 287 runs to West Indies’ 311 first-innings score. West Indies made up for the lost opportunity with the bat to taking early wickets with the ball with Kemar Roach leading the way with his three wicket-spell in just three overs. He is just 30 wickets short of 300 Test wickets and is doing his best for his team to level the series.

“The best advice I can give him is to build his own legacy. Understand what you want from cricket. That’s up to him to determine if it’s monetary or if it’s just statistics. There’s going to be a lot of distractions, he’s a hot commodity right now” said Roach to young pacer Shamar Joseph who made headlines after dismissing Steve Smith as his first Test wicket.

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