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Jofra Archer cheekily nutmegs Eoin Morgan in Australia ODI

England fast bowler Jofra Archer nutmegs his captain Eoin Morgan during the second ODI against Australia in Manchester.

Jofra Archer has been displaying his best and impressive run of form since he joined England. The Barbados-born pacer was at his devastating best against Australia in the second ODI in Manchester.

After England lost the ODI series opener, they had to bounce back in a must-win encounter to stay in the fight. Much to the delight of the England supporters, pacers wreaked havoc Australia’s batting line-up.

Among the pacers, 25-year-old Archer lived upto his expectations and bowled really well. Besides his spectacular bowling performance, he hogged the limelight for some other reason.

Jofra Archer nutmegs his captain Morgan

Jofra Archer cheekily nutmegs Eoin Morgan in Australia ODI

A nutmeg is seen as a crazy skill, especially in football. The main aim is to kick or push the ball between an opponent’s legs. Nutmegs usually don’t happen in cricket but Jofra Archer showed off his skills at The Emirates Old Trafford.

After bowling a maiden wicket over, Jofra Archer cheekily nutmegged his captain Eoin Morgan. It was indeed the best moment of the match. Archer was at his absolute best with the nifty footwork after Australia’s Alex Carey defended the ball.

The fast bowler posted the video on his Twitter handle and tagged Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford. He posted the video along with the caption. “Best part of the night for me… close em skip, what you recon @MarcusRashford?” read the caption.

Rashford, who is an important part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans, was impressed with Jofra Archer’s skill. “My brother so great to see you happy doing what you’re doing. And you’re DOING it,” Rashford wrote.

Here’s the video

Jofra Archer – Man of the Match

Jofra Archer produced match-winning bowling figures for England. He registered 3/34 in England’s 24-run win in the second match of the ongoing ODI series. Archer was the man of the match for his impressive bowling display.

Besides taking wickets, he also bowled two maiden overs in his 10-over spell. Archer accounted for three dismissals. He dismissed David Warner for just 6.

During the eighth over of the second innings, he dismissed Marcus Stoinis with an unplayable bouncer. To top it up, Archer made a complete mess of Glenn Maxwell’s stumps.

England defeated Australia by 24 runs in a do-or-die encounter and leveled the series at 1-1. Australia are well aware of the fact that they lost the T20I series against England. They will look to avenge their T20I series defeat.

It will be quite interesting to see which team comes out on top this time around. The third and final ODI will kick-off at The Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester on September 16, Wednesday.

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