Usually a dropped catch in a Test match is a disaster for a cricketer, but Stuart Broad didn’t have long to dwell on his mistake against the West Indies.
The England bowler had the chance to get Kyle Hope out caught-and-bowled in the first session of the final day’s play, but unprepared hands put an end to that.
Fortunately, Lady Luck bailed Broad out in a fraction of a second.
Fortune or genius?
Great awareness from @StuartBroad8 to flick that ball on to the stumps for a run out at the bowlers end...— Lee Smith (@SmithLeeSmith) August 29, 2017
Almost certainly fortune. Definitely fortune.
I can understand a non-striker being out of their ground in a limited overs game, but in a test match it's not worth the risk— Andrew Green (@Picturecorner) August 29, 2017
The case could be made that Broad deserved a little luck, after Alastair Cook dropped a catch off the Nottinghamshire man’s bowling earlier in the innings to dismiss Kraigg Brathwaite.
So there you have it – another cricket phrase debunked.
so catches dont necessarily win matches after all?— Tom (@_TomCork_) August 29, 2017
Hugely fortunate run-outs are the fashion these days.