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Ben Foakes Impresses With His Wicket-Keeping Skills At 'Tricky' Chennai Pitch

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
February 15, 2021 • 15:38 PM View: 1395

England's Ben Foakes has demonstrated some great wicket-keeping skills during the 2nd test against India at a 'tricky' Chennai pitch. 

From day 1, when the cries of 'poor pitch', 'unplayable pitch' echoed around the cricketing world, Ben Foakes showcased that surface is not so bad as it seems to some. 

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In first innings, England and Ben Foakes did not concede any runs from byes where the pitch was turning. To keep things in context, India batted more than 96 overs. 

On day 2, when England batsmen were struggling to bat, Ben Foakes remained unbeaten at 42 while facing 107 balls. It seemed Foakes got the advantage of keeping throughout the day. 

On day 3, Ben Foakes gave another sample of how well he has read the pitch. His keeping skills were seen when he stumped Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant out in the first session. 


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