Video: Ex-England Skipper Joe Root Drops Brother Billy's Catch At Slips During Glamorgan vs Yorkshire County Match

Video: Ex-England Skipper Joe Root Drops Brother Billy's Catch At Slips During Glamorgan vs Yorkshire County Match

Billy Root got a lifeline after his brother and former England captain Joe Root dropped his catch at slip during the County Championship match.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Saturday, May 04, 2024, 01:14 PM IST
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Former England and Yorkshire captain Joe Root made a mess at the slips as he dropped a catch of his brother Billy Root during the County Championship match against Glamorgan at Headingley in Leeds on Friday, May 3

Glamorgan's skipper Sam Northeast won the toss and decided to bat first against Yorkshire in the first innings. The hosts were off to a decent start to their innings until opener Edward Byrom was dismissed for 9 at 18/1. Then, Billy Root was joined by Sam Northeast at the crease. However, Billy got a lifeline after his brother Joe Root dropped his catch.

The incident took place in the 5th over of the Glamorgan's first innings batting when Billy faced off-stump delivery off Ben Coad. Billy Root tried to defend the ball but he edged it and went towards Joe Root, who was stationed at the slip. Root dived to take the catch but failed to get hold of the ball. The video of the same went viral on social media.

After the catch was dropped by his brother Joe Root, Billy continued with his innings and played a steady knock of 51 off 95 balls and formed 74-run partnership with Glamorgan skipper Northeast before he was dismissed by Daniel Moriarty at 92/1 in the 32nd over of the first innings.

Meanwhile, Joe Root returned to first-class cricket for Yorkshire after a gap of two years in the ongoing County Championship Division Two. The 33-year-old is currently preparing for the three-match home Test series against Sri Lanka, starting on September 6.

Root's last appearance in the Tests was in the five-match series against England, where he amased 320 runs, including a century and fifty, at an average of 35.56 in 10 innings.

Billy Root has scored more runs than his brother Joe In County Championship Division 2

Interestingly, Joe Root's younger brother Billy has scored more runs than former England captain in the ongoing season of the County Championship Division 2.

After his 51-run innings against Yorkshire, Billy Root has aggregated 224 runs, including two fifties, at an average of 32 in seven innings thus far. Joe, on the other side, has amassed 209 runs, including a century and a fifty, at an average of 41.80 in five innings.

Meanwhile, Yorkshire are currently at the third spot with a loss and three draws while accumulating 44 points after four matches. Glamorgan are second from the bottom with three draws and earned 29 points after three points on the points table.

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