Early on the opening day of the first Test between Pakistan and West Indies, Imran Butt was at the receiving end of a trademark Kemar Roach slanter that bombed through his defences. The 134kmph thunderbolt swirled in the air to mock Butt’s drive and rattle the furniture.
It did tail in a fair bit, although the right-hander did himself no favours by plonking his toe towards mid-off. Once he committed to the cover drive, he was handicapped by his technique as the downward projection of the bat at a slanted angle spelt doom.
Perfect line. Perfect length.
Kemar Roach with the early breakthrough for the West Indies! 🏝
Imran Butt goes for just 11.🎳#WIvPAK. 🏏🇦🇬🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/nyVqI3JOb2
— Asim Majeed (@Asim2k20) August 12, 2021