Jack Leach’s lucky England wicket showcases randomness of Test cricket | Jonathan Liew

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Nicholls’s dismissal happened for no reason but the fluke would not have stood out in the artificial shorter formats

It was shortly before tea at a clammy, claustrophobic Headingley when Jack Leach stepped up to bowl the final over of the session. After a promising start Leach had begun to lose the thread a little, and so had England.

Henry Nicholls had dropped anchor for 98 balls; Daryl Mitchell had simply picked up where he left off at Lord’s and Nottingham; the partnership between them had lasted 20 overs and was slowly squeezing the air out of the day.

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Written by Jonathan Liew at Clean Slate Headingley
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