Jason Roy made his Test debut in the one-off Test match against Ireland at Lord's this week. He was handed over the Test cap by none other than arguably England's all-time best batsman and former skipper Alistair Cook. It was not an ideal start for Roy as he was dismissed for a paltry score of five which lasted for only 11 deliveries in the first innings. However, he did make up for it in the second innings but at the same time, was also part of a bizarre incident.
Roy was determined to make up for his failure in the first innings and he left no stone unturned when he got an opportunity to bat in the next innings. But, during his first good knock in Test Cricket, he ended up losing a shoe. Strange as it might sound though, but that is exactly what had happened.
It happened in the 38th over which was bowled by Mark Adair. On the fourth delivery, Roy came down the wicket. Nonetheless, Adair had bowled a bouncer as a result of which the 28-year-old batsman had to try going for a pull shot and while he tried to move his body away, the debutant ended up losing his right shoe. The South African-born cricketer looked puzzled for a moment but showed a great presence of mind when the wicket-keeper was about to throw the ball on the stumps as he grounded his bat inside the crease. The commentators had a good laugh over it as Roy also gave a cheeky smile before putting his shoe.
The video of this hilarious incident was posted by England Cricket on their official Twitter handle.
Watch the video here:
Jason Roy went on to register his maiden half-century. He scored a 78-ball 72 which included 10 boundaries and a maximum before being castled by Stuart Thompson.
Ireland let their dream start to go down the drain as they were bowled out for 38 in the second innings chasing a total of 182 on the third day of the one-off test match at Lord's Cricket Ground on Friday.
The historic Test match saw 20 wickets falling on 1st day. The newly crowned World Cup winners England were all out for 85 in their first innings on day one before lunch. Ireland followed suit and were all out for 207.
In the second innings, England scored 303 to give the Irishmen a target of 182 which they fell way short of.