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WATCH: West Indies soundman performs a terrific sprint on the field to get hold of stump amid rain in Antigua during WI vs ENG 1st Test

It was certainly the best moment of Day 5 in Antigua.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 13 March 2022 2:06 pm

The 1st Test match between West Indies and England has looked like heading towards draw since Day 1 in Antigua. The wicket hasn’t offered much to the bowlers while lack of intent by batsmen of both sides has also been key in taking the contest towards a dull draw. This is how the match had panned out till lunch at Day 5:

England 1st innings: 311/10

West Indies 1st innings: 375/10

England 2nd innings: 349/9 dec.

West Indies 2nd innings: 4/0 (at lunch)

Best moment of Day 5 did not come from any cricketer

With only two sessions remaining, both the possibilities of England taking 10 wickets and West Indies chasing 286-run target seemed quite bleak on Day 5. To add salt to wound, the weather also played spoilsport stopping the play on couple of occasions but simultaneously, it also produced the best moment of the match.

Just when the drizzle began, a man was seen running on the field. While one would have thought that he was an invader, it was later revealed that he was the soundman, named Colin, who had kicked off for a rapid sprint in order to get hold of stump (which had mics fitted in).

Watch the video here:

The water would have resulted in damage of the equipment but when someone like Colin is there at ground, one can be rest assured that no damage can take place. If there is a video which describes someone’s passion, dedication and commitment towards his/her job, this certainly fits the bill perfectly. Brilliant job, Colin!


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