Last Update on: October 18th, 2021 at 09:12 pm
Indian pace bowler Mohammad Shami earned his third wicket on the night, sending back Liam Livingstone with a yorker. India and England are engaged in a warmup match in the UAE, the first of the two matches lined up.
Shami has looked the most dangerous so far for India, giving the breakthroughs when he was brought into the attack early on. He removed Jason Roy and Jos Buttler, before scalping the wicket of Livingstone.
Livingstone was looking pretty good on the night, timing the ball well on an excellent wicket for batting. He was set at the crease and looked to push England further in the final few overs. However, Shami had other ideas.
He bowled a pacy yorker that came in with the angle, smashing into Livingstone’s pads. The English batsmen tried to go for an ugly hoick across the line, only to see the ball ricochet onto the stumps off his pads. The stumps lit up to give India the fourth wicket.
Watch Mohammad Shami’s wicket here:
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The warmup match has panned out quite well for both teams. India opted to bowl, with Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, and Varun Chakravarthy sitting out. As for England, regular skipper, Eoin Morgan, opted to sit out to take a rest after a long IPL season.
Every English batsman got off to a good start, but apart from Jonny Bairstow, none of them got to a significant score. As for India’s bowling department, Rahul Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were quite expensive, while Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin were economical.
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