Australian off-spin bowler Nathan Lyon might not have got a wicket on Day 1 of the Ashes 2017-18 but he made up for it with a terrific runout. English batsman James Vince scored his maiden half-century in the first Test at The Gabba, Brisbane but could not make the match memorable and score his maiden Test century. Vince was batting well but tried to take a quick single by just pushing the ball towards covers off Pat Cummins’ delivery. However, he underestimated Lyon’s agility on the field.
As soon as Lyon fielded the ball he threw it in blink-and-miss motion without a second’s delay. The throw struck the stumps just short of Vince reaching the non-striker’s crease. The umpire Aleem Dar too was surprised by Lyon’s effort as he signalled the decision towards the third umpire.
Here’s the video of the runout –
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) November 23, 2017
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to the runout –
Gary pulled a jhonty Rhodes out there
— amit thakur (@HimachaliChild) November 23, 2017
— Brandon Weening (@ThePython180) November 23, 2017
Straight out of a baseballers manual
— Pokey (@xPokeyyy) November 23, 2017
I’ll do it myself thanks Tim…..Don’t need your help !
— (@dovdr763A) November 23, 2017
It’s pure Brilliant
— ǫᴜᴇᴇɴ (@TheQueen_008) November 23, 2017
Garry- Are you Punter in disguise!!!!
— itsrealcositsfunny (@chairplanet) November 23, 2017
What a run out! Seemed like a right handed @imjadeja . Quick release. Rocket Arm!
— Mukund Iyer (@IyerM04) November 23, 2017
Look at the happy face of Mr. Aleem Dar he is one of the finest umpire ever.
— Vishwesh Gaur (@CoolVishwesh) November 23, 2017
Nice one Gary!!!
— Sarah Colwell (@sarahcolwell296) November 23, 2017
Love the Aleem Dar nod
— Scaramouche (@bilalchd) November 23, 2017
Vince knew that he was well short of the crease as he started walking towards the pavilion without even waiting for the third umpire’s decision. The 26-year-old got out after scoring 83 runs from 170 balls including 12 boundaries. He stitched a partnership of 125 runs with Mark Stoneman who scored 53 runs from 159 balls. Vince shared a crucial partnership after opener Alastair Cook got out for 2 runs to Mitchell Starc.
Lyon did not get a wicket but he kept a check on the scoring rate. Vince’s wicket gave Australia a chance to get the game on their side before Day 1’s play.