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Pooran swings wildly in vain; Angry Kane and Hetmeyer changes colour of his tresses as often as Nymphadora Tonks

What do you do when a wonderful left-arm swing bowler like Trent Boult repeatedly curves the ball away from you outside off stump as a left-handed batsman? Off drive, perhaps even skip down the track to cut down swing, but Nicolas Pooran chose the good old slog across the line. To no one’s surprise, Pooran didn’t connect even once. Three successive out swingers had him swing and miss. First time he did it, Boult cast a look at midwicket – the area where Pooran was trying for the mini-miracle – and had a quizzical look at the batsman as if he was saying, “really?!’ Two more retakes followed in live time. Perhaps by then convinced that Pooran isn’t going to connect with any of his slogs, Boult got his fourth curve ball to start from the middle stump line. Swing and a miss but the ball cr...