Every once in a while, part-time bowler Joe Root tries to catch the batter off-guard by dishing out a bouncer, with Usman Khawaja being at the receiving end this time around. He ducked underneath and it took a fine take from Ollie Pope to stop the spinner’s bouncer from travelling all the way to the fence. Khawaja signalled one short for the over and everyone saw the funny side of it heading into the Tea break, with Australia leading by 271 runs.
Joe Root off the long run! #Ashes pic.twitter.com/K3Vpics1ZE
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 8, 2022