Few things in cricket are quite as amusing as seeing both batsmen stranded at the same end as the wicketkeeper nonchalantly whips the bails off at the other.
It was Australia’s turn to take center stage in this month’s edition of the ‘comedy run out’, as Steve Smith and Marcus Stoinis got themselves into quite the predicament.
It all began so innocuously as Smith drove through the covers. Jonny Bairstow sprinted over from long-off and well, take a look for yourselves…
Keep on running… 🏃♂️
A gift of a wicket for England as Stoinis is run out looking for a second run! 🎁
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) June 25, 2019
Kudos to the Aussies for bringing a little bit of comedy relief to what was beginning to develop into a rather dour occasion for England.
Rumours that the following image has already been hung up in the England dressing room are as yet unfounded…
— Vithushan Ehantharajah (@Vitu_E) June 25, 2019
Caffeine, naps, the carrot-and-stick principle and the strength of the pack…
Rory Burns remains grounded despite cementing his spot at the top of England’s order.
Paine claims Stokes is using Warner to spike sales of his new book.
Buttler feels invigorated after time off and chance to develop his batting under Trescothick.
Jofra Archer turned up the heat after Jos Buttler’s century but England settled for an underwhelming draw.
Ashley Giles has backed Joe Root to lead England’s next Ashes mission, saying regaining the urn in Australia represents “the Holy Grail”.
Mayank Agarwal scored his second double century as India dominated the second day of their Test against Bangladesh in Indore.
Stokes, Buttler and Archer will be captained by Steve Smith for Rajasthan.
Ben Stokes has no desire to be England captain, saying: “It’s just not one of those things I’m desperate to do.”
An England cricket fan talking about the Nineties, won’t be talking about a decade, but a phenomenon.