India have an amazing ability to take a bad day in the field and make it look worse. It’s a flat pitch and they managed to take five wickets (although none for the man with ‘the best wrist in cricket’) but yet it seemed far more horrendous than that.
Mostly it was Ishant Sharma’s fault. It wasn’t that he had a chance to catch Alastair Cook. It was more like he had a very, very difficult chance to drop Alastair Cook off this one particular delivery and somehow grasped that opportunity. His hands then figured they probably wouldn’t be needed for the rest of the day and were therefore absent for several subsequent fielding attempts.
Other players weren’t doing much better and so we would probably rate Alastair Cook’s run-out as being his biggest achievement of the series. He certainly played a key role by opting to flail his bat around wildly rather than grounding it.