(Photo) Bereft of luck, Manish Pandey suffers freak dismissal

Taking into account the upsurge of young talent and his own limited skills, Manish Pandey seems to be playing for his place in India’s white-ball unit. He was livid with himself as he frittered away a decent start in the series opener and was adamant about making amends in the second game. The right-hander was on course to produce a score of note when he found himself at the receiving end of a wicked spell of fortune in the second ODI against Sri Lanka.

Stationed at the non-striker’s end on 37, Pandey was run out courtesy of a straight drive that brushed the bowler’s fingertips on its way to the stumps. Under fire for his sluggish strike-rates, Pandey had a golden opportunity to anchor the chase and reassert his worth as an ODI specialist. But as it turned out, luck had the last laugh.

Broadcast Schedule

England v Ireland ODI series
ENG v IRE 3rd ODI, County Ground, Bristol
26th September
Start time: 12:30 pm BST