England has landed in India, ready to showcase their innovative batting approach known as ‘Bazball’ in a high-stakes 5-game test series. Embracing an aggressive mindset, England’s batters have consistently gone bonkers, taking the attack to the opposition and reaping success in previous series. However, their true challenge awaits on India’s turning tracks against the formidable spinners. Winning a test series in India is widely considered the toughest test for any opposition side, given the prowess of India’s quality spin bowlers. The ‘Bazball’ strategy, named after coach Brendon McCullum, will be put to the ultimate test as England aims to conquer the subcontinental conditions. The series promises a riveting battle between England’s aggressive intent and India’s spin mastery, making it a spectacle eagerly awaited by cricket enthusiasts around the globe.
In the inaugural day of the first test match in Hyderabad between India and England, the hosts asserted their dominance, capitalizing on winning the toss and opting to bowl. England, after losing early wickets, struggled to build substantial partnerships. Despite Stokes‘ commendable 70-run innings, the lower order’s collaboration with him proved crucial in reaching a competitive total of 246. The much-discussed ‘Bazball’ strategy came into play when Jaiswal aggressively targeted the inexperienced Tom Hartley, smashing three consecutive sixes in the opening over. Although Leach managed to claim the only wicket, Jaiswal’s onslaught left Hartley conceding 63 runs in 8 overs. India, finishing the day at 119 for 1, set the stage for a potential victory. England, facing an uphill battle, needs disciplined perseverance to stage a comeback, while Jaiswal anticipates making a significant impact with the bat in the upcoming sessions.
Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian pacer, delivered a full toss aimed at the pads, and the batsman, Rehan Ahmed, skillfully flicked it behind square on the on-side. However, the situation took an unexpected turn when the throw from the fielder turned out to be wide, eluding the backup fielder and racing to the boundary. Initially, the umpire granted 6 runs to Rehan for the sequence of events.
A twist ensued when the umpire reversed the decision, revising the run count to 5. The reason behind this adjustment was that, upon closer scrutiny, it was determined that the two batters hadn’t completed their run exchange when the throw left the fielder’s hand.
IND vs ENG: Here Is The Reason Why One Run Was Deducted From England’s Score
MCC rule 19.8 is applicable on the matter. It says:
19.8 Overthrow or wilful act of fielder
- If the boundary results from an overthrow or from the wilful act of a fielder, the runs scored shall be
- any runs for penalties awarded to either side
- and the allowance for the boundary
- and the runs completed by the batters, together with the run in progress if they had
- already crossed at the instant of the throw or act.