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
Steve Smith couldn’t get a hundred today. The Badger could.
England get Steve Smith out for just 80. Great success.
England are utterly infuriating, they really are.
Joe Root > Don Bradman. That’s just maths.
Changes for both teams ahead of The Oval.
England’s Test-match batting is broken. Time to get back to basics.
The WTC scoring system is stupid, but the fix is easy. Get it done.
The Badger lets off steam.