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Australian skipper Cummins reveals role in Bairstow’s controversial stumping during 2023 Ashes

New Delhi [India], May 19 : Australian skipper Pat Cummins opened up about his role in England batter Jonny Bairstow’s controversial stumping during the second Ashes Test last year, which proved to be a turning point in the series, igniting England’s motivation to bounce back from a scoreline of 0-2 to draw the series 2-2.

During the second Test of the Ashes series back in July last year, Bairstow was stumped by wicketkeeper Alex Carey for just 10 runs in a run-chase of 371 runs. The stumping was done when Bairstow had stepped outside his crease, assuming that the ball was dead after he ducked it. Just when he stepped out, Carey wasted no time in running him out. The dismissal proved to be a big one for Australia as England skittled out for 327 runs in the run-chase and went down in the series by 2-0.

The runout, carried out on the fourth day of the game, proved to be one of the…

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