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Ashes 2019: "No-one means to bowl a no ball and no-one means to drop catches" - Jonny Bairstow

Cricket Daily
551   //    Modified 06 Sep 2019

Reaction from Old Trafford Cricket Ground where Steve Smith's 211 put Australia in control of the fourth Ashes Test against England on Thursday.

Jonny Bairstow, the English wicket keeper shared his view on the front foot no ball Jack Leach bowled.

It took 16 days of intense Ashes cricket but Joe Root finally hit breaking point at Old Trafford, spraying teammates after an unforgivable no-ball from Jack Leach cost England the rare and prized scalp of Steve Smith.

Root could barely contain his rage after celebrations of Smith's dismissal on 118 were halted by third umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge.

Leach had got the better of Smith with a well-flighted delivery that took the edge and flew to first slip Ben Stokes, who hurled the ball at the ground in frustration because the game-changing century had already lasted so long.

Delight quickly turned to despair as Palliyaguruge reviewed replays, which revealed the left-arm spinner clearly overstepped.

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