WATCH: Moeen Ali’s replacement Josh Tongue proves his selection right, produces unplayable delivery to dismiss David Warner

Although David Warner got a peach of a delivery from Josh Tongue and saw his stumps going for a toss, the Aussie batter scored a half-century before falling.


WATCH: Moeen Ali’s replacement Josh Tongue proves his selection right, produces unplayable delivery to dismiss David Warner

Josh Tongue castles David Warner (Images via England Cricket and ICC Twitter)

England included right-arm pacer, Josh Tongue for the Lord’s Test in place of all-rounder Moeen Ali and the pacer proved his selection right away. Tongue helped England get rid of both the Australian openers, Usman Khawaja and David Warner

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While Tongue outfoxed Khawaja with his length, the England pacer produced an unplayable delivery to dismiss Warner. Josh Tongue had Warner on all fours as the pacer got the Dukes’ ball to move in sharply from outside the off-stump.  

As David Warner made his trigger movement (shuffling a tad towards the offside), Tongue pitched the ball on a good length outside off. The batter who was ready to play solid defense on the front foot, the ball sneaked between the bat and pad to hit the stumps. Warner was completely taken aback. 

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David Warner back among the runs!

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Josh Tongue celebrates David Warner’s dismissal (Image via ICC)

Although David Warner got a peach of a delivery from Josh Tongue and saw his stumps going for a toss, the Aussie batter scored a half-century before falling. After failing to put up a big score in the World Test Championship (WTC) Final as well as in the first Ashes Test, Warner showed some intent here at Lord’s and scored a brilliant half-century. The Southpaw was eventually dismissed for 66.

Nevertheless, Australia suffered a little due to this dismissal as Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne added quick runs after Warner fell. The two batters played some aggressive cricket and scored more than 50 runs among themselves.

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