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[Watch] Heartbreak For Akash Deep As Late No-Ball Call Denies Him First Test Wicket

image-lsyd7jscAkash Deep bowled with heart in his first burst in Ranchi (AP Photo)

After being honoured with the India Test cap on the first morning of the Ranchi Test against England, debutant seamer Akash Deep almost struck first blood and gave him an early scalp at the international stage when he got visitors' in-form opening batter Zak Crawley bowled in his second over. 

However, just when the young Bengal speedster was into his celebrations and enjoying the high of a maiden Test wicket, his joy was disrupted by the alarm that went around the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi as Crawley survived his dismissal with a no-ball. 

Deep's front leg was found landing millimetres outside the popping crease but enough for the match officials to deem it a fair no-ball and hand Crawley a reprieve when he would've accepted fate and was making the long walk back to the shed.

Akash Deep Nearly Gets Maiden Test Scalp 

While Crawley would've breathed a sigh of relief, Deep must have felt devastated from inside as he overstepped and denied himself the chance to bag a maiden Test scalp for India. 

The skiddy right-arm pacer had done Zak Crawley with a terrific inswinger that evaded his downswing and wrecked into the stumps. 

The pacer would've been livid with himself as it would've been a dream to not just represent India in Test cricket but also take that first breakthrough. It wasn't to be, however, even as Deep bowled a terrific ball and castled the stumps behind him. 

The 27-year-old boasts of a fantastic record in domestic first-class cricket for Bengal and India A, taking 104 wickets in 30 matches at an average of 23.58 with four five-wicket hauls, including the best of 6/60.