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The universe rewarded Stuart Broad’s dropped catch in the most illogical way

Catch? Dropped! Out?!

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?

Almost certainly fortune. Definitely fortune.

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.

England batsman Alastair Cook

So there you have it – another cricket phrase debunked.

Hugely fortunate run-outs are the fashion these days.

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