Watch: Spectator caught napping during England vs New Zealand Test

The fan who was sleeping was caught on camera as well

Spectator sleeping

Sports is often an exciting affair with players performing to their peak and spectators cheering them all the way. Watching cricket from close proximity is something that many fans wish they could do. One fan however was not so keen on this line of thinking.

The ongoing test between England and New Zealand was expected to offer the same level of batting performances like the one in the first Test at Lord’s. The reality however could not be more different, as the New Zealand batters batted with resilience and took the Kiwi’s total to a solid 318 with the loss of just four wickets.

The fans who were expecting a batting collapse would have been massively disappointed and it looks like one such fan was caught on camera. This incident took place when the Kiwi batter Devon Conway gave his wicket to James Anderson by edging into the keeper Ben Foakes’ gloves. The fall of the wicket brought the crowd to life and the camera panned to the fans. This is when an old man was caught awkwardly waking from his deep slumber.

One commentator said, “one chap in the ground missed the Davon Conway dismissal” and “Good afternoon sir” when the spectator was eventually woken up by the huge roar of the crowd.


Speaking of the game, the Kiwis are heading towards a very good total as they are currently 412-5. All New Zealand batters seem to have taken a lesson from the first match and are playing with caution. As opposed to the first game, the first wicket at Trent Bridge fell at 84 runs when Will Young gave a catch to Zak Crawley on Ben Stokes’ ball. Daryl Mitchell is currently batting on 128. New Zealand would be looking to make a good total on what looks like a batting pitch through and through.

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