During the first Test between England and New Zealand, both sides played a highly competitive game of Test cricket in which the home team came out victorious. Joe Root came up with a great century to take his team to the finish line and shatter the hopes of the visitors. Both teams are at it again in the second Test in Trent Bridge.
A resurgent New Zealand outplayed England on Day one of the second Test with the help of Daryl Mitchell (81*) and Tom Blundell (67*). The Kiwis finished day one at 318/4 and are looking good for a big total in the first innings.
Mitchell has been in an impressive form having made a century at Lord’s and looking good for another in the second Test as well. The Kiwi right-hander has already scored his second consecutive hundred. As of now, he has hit 17 fours and two sixes. One of those sixes however shattered the hopes of a spectator who was looking forward to watching the game of cricket with a beer in hand.
The incident in question happened in the 56th over of the first innings, when Mitchell hit the left-arm spinner, Jack Leach, for a huge six into the stadium. In what came as entertainment to many, the ball hit the beer glass of one spectator shattering it and spilling all of her drink. Many took notice and it was the English pacer Matty Potts who was seen doing a hand signal for the ball landing in the fan’s drink.
Later, Barmy Army’s Twitter handle confirmed that the New Zealand team gave Susan, the fan whose drink was spilt, a replacement drink. The official New Zealand Twitter account also made a tweet saying, “Sorry Susan!” with a video of the Kiwi batter apologising to the spectator.
— England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) June 10, 2022
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) June 10, 2022
Speaking of the game, the England captain asked New Zealand to bat first after winning the toss hoping to get early wickets. New Zealand batters however played drastically better than in the first match and took the Kiwis to a total of 318/4 at the end of the first day.