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Watch: Rohit Sharma throws hat in frustration after Ravindra Jadeja runs out debutant Sarfaraz Khan

Rohit Sharma throws hat after Sarfaraz Khan run out
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: Rohit Sharma threw his hat away in frustration after Sarfaraz Khan was run out on debut in a miscommunication with Ravindra Jadeja on Day One in Rajkot.

Jadeja was on 99 at the time, chasing a second Test hundred on his home ground. Sarfaraz, brought into the XI to replace Shreyas Iyer, had started his Test career rapidly, scoring a 48-ball 50 in the latter part of the evening session. He’d already hit ten boundaries in his innings at the point of his dismissal, piling on the problems for England at the end of the day.

Sarfaraz is known for his fast-scoring rate in the domestic circuit, having been called up to the India squad following a 161-run innings from 160 balls for India A against England Lions.

However, as he was going through the gears, Sarfaraz’s innings was stopped in its tracks. Jadeja, looking for a single to reach his century, worked a full ball from James Anderson to mid on, and seemed to call Sarfaraz through for the single. Both batters set off for the run but Jadeja quickly changed his mind.

He sent Sarfaraz back quickly, but the momentum Sarfaraz had taken off with made it difficult for him to quickly turn back. Mark Wood gathered the ball and took aim at the stumps, ripping the leg stump out of the ground with a bullseye throw. Sarfaraz was well short of his ground and had to walk off the field for 62 off 66 balls, looking devastated.

His captain appeared equally devastated in the dressing room, taking off his orange cap and throwing it to the ground in frustration.

Jadeja reached his hundred with a single off the next ball, although his celebrations were slightly less exuberant than usual.

Watch: Rohit Sharma throws hat in frustration at Sarfaraz run out

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