The ongoing 4th Test between India and England has produced a lot of new things which have not been witnessed in the series so far. From India's top order failing to make an impact to Joe Root finally getting dismissed early in his innings, fans have seen some rare and exciting action at the Oval. However, something that has remained constant has been the appearance of pitch invader Jarvo 69 who was seen once again breaching the security and entering the ground on Friday.
Having already intruded the matches at Lord's and Headingley earlier in the series, Daniel Jarvis had been handed a lifetime ban from Yorskshire County in addition to financial penalty. However, the punishment did not stop him from entering the ground at the Oval this time around leaving everyone in shock once again.
Jarvo - the bowler invades pitch in 4th Test
The pitch invader has made a habit of entering the ground in Indian jersey with No. 69 on his back. He was seen walking out to bat with pads and helmet on, in place of Virat Kohli at Headingley. However, as India were looking for a breakthrough to end the partnership between Jonny Bairstow and Ollie Pope, the unofficial 12th man for visitors appeared once again, this time with the ball in hand.
Instead of Umesh Yadav who was getting ready to bowl, there was a wild-card entrant for India in the bowling department. It was Jarvo 69 who came running towards the pitch after breaching the security once again as he threw the ball in what would have been one of the longest run-ups ever seen in history of the game. In the process, the newly-turned fast bowler also bumped into Jonny Bairstow which certainly did not please the England wicketkeeper.
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England get their focus back after the incident
It was definitely an incident which would have certainly hampered the focus and concentration of English batsmen. However, Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow did not let it affect themselves as they continued to dominate the Indian bowlers in the first session with their counter-attacking approach. The duo stitched a crucial partnership to get the home side back into the driving seat after the loss of few quick wickets earlier in the day.