Jonny Bairstow gave Pat Cummins an ice-cold 'death stare' after Ashes controversy, he was still fuming
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Jonny Bairstow gave Australia captain Pat Cummins a 'death stare' following his controversial dismissal in the second Ashes test match.
The contentious stumping in England's second innings marred the visitor's 43-run win at Lords on Sunday.
Bairstow wandered out of his crease believing the ball to be dead. After leaving his ground, Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey hurled the ball at the stumps, resulting in the player's wicket at a crucial stage.
He stood his ground and cut a bemused figure before trudging off the pitch as the on-field umpires confirmed the decision.
The England wicketkeeper was still fuming with the decision following Australia's win as he gave Cummins a 'death stare' during the handshakes.
With a stern expression on his face, he stared at the fast bowler directly in his eyes as he shook his hand.
Bairstow's wicket was the talk of the test match following the result as England captain Ben Stokes, who hit an incredible 155, touched on the spirit of the game.
"Jonny was in his crease, then out of his crease to come down and have the chat," he said.
"I am not disputing the fact it is out because it is out.
"Would I want to win a game in that manner? The answer for me is no."
Stokes added: "When is it justified that the umpires have called over? Is the on-field umpires making movement... is that enough to call over? I'm not sure.
"If the shoe was on the other foot, I would have put more pressure on the umpires and asked whether they had called over and had a deep think about the whole spirit of the game and if I would want to do something like that."
Cummins, on the other hand, said he thought Bairstow's dismissal was 'fair play', saying: "That is the rules. That is how I saw it."
Australia lead England 2-0 in the five-match series ahead of the third test match at Headingley on Thursday.
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