WATCH: Joe Root celebrates WILDLY as he gets centurion Marnus Labuschange caught out in fourth Ashes Test
Joe Root was pumped after he got Marnus Labuschagne.
Joe Root (Image via ECB Twitter)
The fourth Ashes Test is turning out to be a thrilling affair with both England and Australia fighting out at Old Trafford. The hosts dominated the proceedings till the end of Day 3 but Australia got just what they were hoping for- some rain. Day 4’s play was heavily affected by rain, resulting in a loss of overs.
However, in the little play possible, Joe Root pulled a rabbit out of his hat. The England batter who bowls off-spin too, dismissed Australia’s lone warrior in the second innings, Marnus Labuschange. Root got the centurion caught behind as Labuschagne was troubled by the bounce on the delivery bowled by Root.
While the on-field umpire, Nitin Menon did not adjudge the batter out, England challenged the decision and got it overturned in their favor. And then, Joe Root let out a wild celebration while others also joined.
Stage set for a thrilling finish to Fourth Ashes Test
Persistent rain on Day 4 meant the umpires had to call it stumps early. This also meant that the stage was set for a thrilling finish to the fourth Ashes Test. England still lead Australia by 61 runs while the visitors have got five wickets in hand. Although Marnus Labuschagne has been dismissed, Australia still have Mitchell Marsh and Cameron Green in the middle.
Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Mitchell Starc are the remaining batters. As overs were lost on Day 4, a total of 98 overs will be bowled on Day 5. While England will look to dismiss Australia at the earliest, the visitors will look for a big partnership and more importantly, acquire the crease.
Whatever happens, fans will get to see another thrilling finish in the Ashes series.
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