Adil Rashid’s amazing delivery breaks key partnership as England beat India

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England claimed their series victory on Tuesday after beating India by 118 runs.

It has been a fairly dominant last few weeks for the side and they received their just rewards, winning the series 4-1 at The Oval.

It was James Anderson who clinched the all-important victory, writing his name in the record books as the most successful fast bowler in Test history with the wicket of Mohamed Shami.

However, he won’t be the only one claiming the headlines following the victory.

That’s because England’s Adil Rashid turned on the style during the fifth Test that resulted in him being compared to former Australian cricketer Shane Warne.

With KL Rahul on the brink of saving the Test- having put on a partnership worth over 200 - Rashid stepped up to produce a stunning delivery to break the deadlock and played a vital role in England’s win.

The 30-year-old delivered the ball which spun out of one of the rough patches on the leg-side before spinning wickedly past Rahul, hitting his off-stump.

The Yorkshire leg-spinner, who has 14 Test matches under his belt, sent Twitter into frenzy as many fans noticed it was very similar to a delivery the legendary Shane Warne bamboozled Andrew Strauss with during the 2005 Ashes series.

Aside from the batsmen being left and right-handed you have to admit the deliveries look almost identical.

The fact so many remember that Warne wicket 13 years on begs the question: will fans remember Rashid's as fondly?

Rashid made the breakthrough

Given the other headline-grabbing stories of Alastair Cook and James Anderson, Rashid's display will probably go under the radar.

That's not to say plenty of fans weren't impressed by his Warne-esque wicket.

The delivery, which spun 10 degrees, will be remembered for a long time as Rashid, who was under a bit of pressure to perform given Moeen Ali's successful return to the side, continues to show why he’s worthy of a spot in that England team with a winter tour of Sri Lanka on the horizon.

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