New Delhi. The second match of the 3-Test series between England and New Zealand is being played in Nottingham. New Zealand got off to a good start on the first day of the Test and ended the day’s play on 318/4. Daryl Mitchell remained unbeaten on 81 and Tom Blundell 67. During his unbeaten innings of 81 runs, Mitchell hit two sixes. Something like this happened because of one of these sixes, which is being discussed now. Actually, Mitchell hit such a six in Jack Leach’s over that the ball went straight into the beer glass of a spectator sitting in the stadium and because of this his drink fell. England fast bowler Matt Potts was fielding at long on at that time. He also pointed out that the spectator’s drink has fallen due to the ball falling in the beer class. The video of this incident is going viral on social media.
Shortly after this incident, England’s Barmy Army tweeted and informed that the New Zealand team has compensated the loss by gifting a beer class to the spectator. Everyone is praising this work of the Kiwi team. After the first day’s play was over, Daryl Mitchell himself also came to meet the female fans, in whose beer glass the ball had fallen. Mitchell talked to this female spectator for a long time and also advised to try to catch the catch next time. He also posed for pictures with a female fan.
Later, the Barmy Army tweeted and said that the Kiwi team has compensated for the loss caused to the female spectator. (Barmy army twitter)
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Mitchell and Blundell hit half-centuries
After losing the toss in the Nottingham Test, New Zealand had a good start and opted to bat first. Kiwi openers Will Young and Tom Latham added 84 runs for the first wicket. Latham got out on 26 and Young scored 47 runs. But after lunch, the Kiwis lost the wickets of Henry Nicholls and Devon Conway. Nicholls returned after scoring 30 runs off the ball of England captain Ben Stokes, caught by wicketkeeper Ben Fox.
Conway (46) was dismissed by James Anderson after 3 overs. The team did not lose a single wicket in the last session and added 123 runs. Mitchell is playing 81 off 147 balls and Blundell is making 67 runs in 136 balls. Both have also made an unbeaten partnership of 149 runs so far.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 11, 2022, 10:50 IST