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Watch: The Panesar dismissal of Tendulkar that Leach evoked with his Rohit beauty

Panesar to Tendulkar v Leach to Rohit
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: The beautiful ball bowled by Jack Leach to dismiss Rohit Sharma on the fourth evening of the first Test evoked instant comparisons to another left-arm spin classic, from Monty Panesar to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar in the 2012 Test in Mumbai.

Both spells helped England claim historic victories in India; two of only four losses the hosts have suffered at home in the last decade. While the 2012 Test ended in a memorable 10-wicket victory for England, their 272-run triumph in Chennai might even trump that one.

The deliveries were both magical, and eerily similar – the left-armers pitched the ball on the middle stump and turned away from the right-handers, clipping their off stump.

“I got it to turn because the seam is quite pronounced. I thought the SG ball was similar to the Duke’s ball and when I turned it and it gripped, I was like ‘Oh Gosh! It’s the best delivery in the world’,” Panesar told Firstpost while recalling the incident.

Watch and compare the Panesar and Leach deliveries  here:

Panesar to Tendulkar, 2012

Leach to Rohit, 2021

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