Mohammed Shami piled more misery on under-pressure Keaton Jennings by castling the England opener for just 10 in the ongoing fifth Test at the Oval.

Recalled to the Test team during the home series against Pakistan this year,  Jennings averaged just 19.87 in five Tests since his comeback.  His poor form in the ongoing series has pretty much made things worse for him. A good score in the ongoing game would have surely given him an extended rope. However, the southpaw failed in both the innings.

In the first innings, he scored 23 and did even worse in the second. The left-hander, who began his Test career with a ton in India a couple of years, was clean bowled by an absolute beauty from Shami.

The India pacer was beating Jennings’ outside edge regularly and finally managed to get the much-needed breakthrough when the batsman offered no shot. Shami bowled one on good length and the ball kept coming back into the left-hander. However, the out-of-form batsman did not read the delivery and did not cover his off-stump, allowing the ball to go and disturb his timbers

Here is a clip of that wicket:

Before the start of the match, England skipper Joe Root had defended Jennings and hoped for a good show from the opener.

“Keaton has a great opportunity this week to show everyone how good he is,” Root said. “It’s been a very challenging summer for batsmen. I thought the way he played in the second innings was brilliant. Hopefully he can take confidence from that and really lay down a marker now.”

However, Jennings once again failed to justify his selection as he ended the series with just 163 runs.