England Great Trolls Stuart Broad For Questioning Ollie Pope’s Dismissal Via DRS By India


India vs England: Indian players celebrate the dismissal of Ollie Pope.© AFP

During England’s first innings in Rajkot Test, India took a DRS against Ollie Pope when Mohammed Siraj, deployed on short-ball tactics, pitched a fuller one to hit the pad of the English batter. Umpire Joel Wilson was unmoved but he had to overturn his appeal with the replays confirming that the ball was hitting the leg stump. Pope’s entertaining knock thus ended at 39 off 55 balls. Commenting on the dismissal England pace great Stuart Broad wrote on X: “Looks high to me for 3 reds!”

“You used to nick it to slip and not think you were out mate,” replied his former teammate Graeme Swann on the comment.

India beat England by a whopping 434 runs in the third Test to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series in Rajkot on Sunday.

This was India’s biggest Test win in terms of runs, surpassing the 372-run victory over New Zealand in 2021.

Set an improbable victory target of 557, England collapsed to 122 all out in 39.4 overs on day four.

Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers for India, taking five wickets for 41 runs in 12.4 overs.

It was easily England’s worst batting effort of the series with no batter able to cross the 20-run mark barring number 10 Mark Wood (33).

On the same pitch, India amassed 445 and 430 for four declared in their two innings respectively.

The massive win was set up by Yashasvi Jaiswal who remained unbeaten on 214 in India’s second innings. The other centurions of the game were Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja.

Sarfaraz Khan scored back-to-back fifties on his debut.

The fourth Test will be played in Ranchi from February 23.

(With AFP Inputs)

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