24 hours later, he was parachuted back into the England team for the first time in this tournament.
Six balls later, his innings — and indeed his tournament — was over, having missed a ball from spinner Jeevan Mendis which started on the stumps and then went on to hit the stumps.
On the face of it, the question is what was going through Bopara's mind? His tweets read like the thoughts of a man who didn't expect a chance to play at the highest level 24 hours later.
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