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Tom Curran gets mocked by Sydney Trains on Twitter for bowling no-ball to Warner

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England bowler Tom Curran has been mocked by Sydney Trains on Twitter after having his first test wicket overturned thanks to a no-ball in the Boxing Day fourth Ashes Test.

Trains Info had a cheeky message for Curran as the bowler had a rather forgettable debut. Having appeared to capture the very crucial wicket of Australian opener David Warner on 99, his joy very quickly turned to despair when it emerged he had actually bowled a no ball.

With Warner already well on his way back to the Aussies' dressing room, replays showed Curran's front foot was too far forward.

Warner quickly returned to the crease to add four more runs before eventually edging a James Anderson delivery through to Jonny Bairstow.

Nevertheless, it didn't stop various Australian cricket supporters snap up the opportunity to troll the young, unfortunate England debutant.

"Hmmm... perhaps we need to talk to Tom Curran about staying behind important lines," a verified Twitter account designed to provide information on trains around Sydney posted.

Despite the tweet purely intending to be a joke, some people didn't really see the funny side of it. One, presumably annoyed, commuter tweeted in response: "Just make sure we all get to work on time tomorrow." 

Clearly, they felt an England bowler should not have been Sydney Trains number 1 priority!

The whole affair was difficult to watch for Curran's teammates, particularly fellow fast bowler Anderson. 

"It was hard to watch really, seeing the elation in his face and then watch it drain from his face seconds later when the big screen came up," said Anderson.

Australia v England - Fourth Test: Day 1

Curran himself was left distraught at the overruling and clearly embarrassed by his mistake. The 22-year-old admitted it was 'horrible, the worst feeling I've had' and he can probably expect a bit more ribbing as the Test progresses.

The debutant's error in Melbourne just added to the list of embarrassments that England have already suffered during this year's Ashes and it doesn't look like things are going to get better any time soon.

Australia closed on 244-3, with captain Steve Smith looking well set to make another huge score on 65 not out.

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The Ashes
David Warner
England cricket
Australia cricket
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