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India vs England: Rishabh Pant fumbles and misses stumping of Jack Leach on Day 3, R Ashwin reacts 

England tour of India: Ravichandran Ashwin showcased his moment of frustration as Rishabh Pant missed a clear opportunity of stumping Jack Leach on Day 3.

Ravi Ashwin got James Anderson out to end England's innings. (AP Photo)

Ravi Ashwin got James Anderson out to end England’s innings. (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rishabh Pant missed an easy stumping of Jack Leach on Day 3
  • Watch the video of a frustrated Ashwin after the missed chance
  • India finally bowled England out for 578 in mid 1st session of Day 3

Hosts Team India had to bowl to England, who won the toss, for the first two days and half a session on day three of the 1st Test before they could bag all 10 wickets in the 1st innings. England captain Joe Root, who is playing in his 100th Test, scored a brilliant 218 before being dismissed by Shahbaz Nadeem on Day 2.

England were still on 555/8 at the end of day two and India still had to bowl another 10.1 overs before they could bowl out the visitors in the 1st innings. In the 187th over of England’s innings, right after Jasprit Bumrah’s wicket of Dom Bess in the previous over, India had a fair chance of getting Jack Leach out.

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Ashwin, the bowler, brought back his length a notch and Jack Leach went well down the pitch to play the delivery and missed it. Rishabh Pant, behind the stumps, had a clear opportunity to get the batsman stumped but fumbled in collecting the ball and missed it. Leach flung his bat back to the crease and India missed their golden chance to bundle up the England innings.

Ashwin was clearly baffled at the stumping miss and slapped his forehead in frustration after Leach was back and safe. There was no way Leach would’ve survived had Pant collected the ball.

Watch Ashwin’s reaction here:

The stumping was missed off Ashwin’s 54th over and he finally went on to bag his 3rd wicket, of James Anderson, 2 overs later to bowl England out for 578. Leach, however, remained unbeaten on 14.


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