IND vs ENG: Akash Deep’s Dream Debut to Dismiss England Top-order After No-ball Gaffe | WATCH

Last Updated: February 23, 2024, 12:33 IST

IND vs ENG: India's Akash Deep (AP)

IND vs ENG: India’s Akash Deep (AP)

Debutant Akash Deep picked three wickets after his dismissal of Zak Crawley did not count becasue of a no-ball.

India’s Akash Deep bounced back after his dismissal of England’s Zak Crawley was cancelled because of a no-ball by picking up three wickets  – Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope and Zak Crawley – before lunch in the fourth Test of the five-match series at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.

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Akash Deep, who picked 11 wickets for four games for India ‘A’ against England Lions last month, did the bulk of the damage with his sensational spell of 3-24 on a pitch which has a lot of cracks.

After being handed his debut cap by head coach Rahul Dravid and replacing the rested Jasprit Bumrah, Akash had Zak Crawley clean bowled for three via a nip-backer through the gate to send the off-stump on a cartwheel ride. The moment of happiness on getting his first Test wicket changed when the no-ball siren came calling, as replays showed he overstepped at the crease.

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Crawley took full advantage of being let-off by Akash Deep, with his crisp drives, showing full face of the bat and flicking very well, including taking 18 runs off the fourth over of Mohammed Siraj. Akash Deep’s wait for the first Test wicket ended in the tenth over when he got a length delivery to nip away and took the outside edge of Ben Duckett’s bat to wicketkeeper Dhruv Jurel.

One brought two as Akash Deep got one to seam in to beat the inside edge and hit the pad in front of off-stump. India got the lbw decision in their favour via review as Pope fell for a two-ball duck. Akash Deep finally took out Crawley for run-a-ball 42 when he got one to seam in from outside off-stump and went through the gate to hit the top of off-stump.


The 27-year-old Deep replaced Jasprit Bumrah, who has been rested, as India’s only change as they look to go 3-1 up in the five-match series.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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