Adil Rashid recreates Shane Warne’s ‘ball of the century’ moment to dismiss KL Rahul as India lose Oval Test

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The Indian cricket team under Virat Kohli lost the Oval Test match against England on Tuesday by 118 runs, thereby losing the 5-match series 1-4.

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The highlight of the last day’s play was England’s Adil Rashid, who recreated Shane Warne’s ‘ball of the century’ moment to dismiss India’s centurion KL Rahul for 149.

The stunning leg break by Rashid was reminiscent of Shane Warne’s ‘ball of the century’ that the legendary Australian spinner bowled against Mike Gatting in 1993. That famous bowling went down in the history of the world cricket.

India needed 463 runs to win the match even though the tourists had already lost the series. Rahul and Rishabh Pant fought well as they scored 149 and 114 respectively.

India were 325 for 5 at one point but with Rahul’s dismissal by Rashid’s extraordinary leg-break, the side’s collapse started as the tailenders failed to put up a fight. India were bowled out for 345. Both players added 204-run for the sixth wicket, giving India faint hope of a victory, but both centurions fell to Rashid in successive overs.

For England, James Anderson became the most successful fast bowler in Test cricket for his country when he bowled Mohammed Shami to claim his 564th wicket, surpassing the record of Australia’s Glenn McGrath.

The Oval Test also brought down the international career of England’s Alistair Cook, who scored a magnificent century in his farewell match to become the most successful left-handed batsmen in the history of the game by surpassing the record of former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara.

 

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