It all happened in the 26th over of the England innings when Daw Lawrence decided to take the attack on India’s spinner by stepping out on the very first delivery that he bowled in the morning session.
Ashwin, the wile customer that he is, preempted Dan Lawrence’s move and fired the ball into the right-hander. The young English batsman was caught in no man’s land as he looked to flick.
The stride was so big that the ball easily passed between his legs. Rishabh Pant then proceeded to move very quickly to his left.
The 23-year-old collected the ball cleanly and before Dan Lawrence could get back into the crease, off came the bails in a jiffy.
There was no need for the 3rd Umpire as Lawrence was a long way out of the crease. It was an outstanding piece of work by Rishabh Pant, something that would have delighted the Virat Kohli-led team-management.
The 23-year-old wicketkeeper has had a brilliant game thus far behind the stumps. He claimed a couple of one-handed stunners in the first innings and even though he shelled a caught-behind opportunity of Rory Burns off the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin on the third evening, he has been largely good while keeping against spinners on a raging turner.