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Watch: Josh Hazlewood Perfectly Sets Up Joe Root's Dismissal

One of the beauties of Test Cricket is how everything happens with a long-term plan. While batters play the waiting game to pounce on a poor delivery while bowlers try to lure the batters to play the

By Sahil Mathur December 08, 2021 • 11:44 AM View: 1070

One of the beauties of Test Cricket is how everything happens with a long-term plan. While batters play the waiting game to pounce on a poor delivery while bowlers try to lure the batters to play the way they want them to. 

Setting up a batter happens in test cricket every time. The bowler keeps bowling in an area of weakness and the batter keeps trying to negate it. When it comes off it is one of the best things to witness. 

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On the first day of the first Ashes Test, England's best test batter came in with his side in trouble at 11/2. Australia had a plan for every batter and as soon as Root came at the crease, the plan began. 

Josh Hazlewood kept bowling in and around off-stump on the good-length area. The area is tough for the batters since they have to decide whether to go back foot or front foot, whether to leave the ball or play the ball. 

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Root already has his weakness open - the nip backer. However, he knew Australians were targetting it. But Hazlewood was setting up him for the one that seamed away. On the fifth ball of the over, it finally came and Root edged the ball straight to the first slip where David Warner was standing. Root departed for an eight-ball duck. 

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