England are currently playing the first Test of the three-match series against New Zealand at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. The New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat first on Thursday. However, they made the worst possible start in the first session.
On the other hand, Ben Stokes, who has been appointed as England’s new Test captain, has made a dream start to his captaincy cricket career. James Anderson and Stuart Broad, who made their way back into the Test team, produced a dream start for the team. Anderson accounted for the wicket of Will Young on the first ball of the third over and then picked the wicket of Latham (1) in his very next over.
Broad sent Devon Conway back into the hut in the 8th over with Bairstow picking his second catch at slip. Playing his first Test match for England, Marry Potts had Kane Williamson (2 of 22) caught behind on the last ball of the 10th over to leave New Zealand in all sorts of trouble. After the first 10 overs, New Zealand were reeling at 12 for 4.
England kept bowling at the right areas and Matt Potts had another wicket in the form of Daryl Mitchell (13 off 35) in the 18th over and then had Blundell (14 off 39) out bowled in the 22nd over. New Zealand are currently 39 for 6 at Lunch on day 1. 24 overs have been bowled so far.
Meanwhile, after the completion of the 23rd over, the game paused for 23 seconds in memory of the great Shane Warne. Everyone in the crowd and the players stood up and remembered Shane Warne, the legend. Everyone clapped for 23 second in the memory of Warne before the play was resumed again. For the unversed, Shane Warne’s jersey number was 23.
Sky Sports Cricket also shared the video of the incident and wrote, “After 23 overs, the game pauses for 23 seconds of applause in memory of the great Shane Warne,” as caption.
Here’s the video:
After 23 overs, the game pauses for 23 seconds of applause in memory of the the great Shane Warne 👏❤️ pic.twitter.com/zr2Ih2XK7o
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) June 2, 2022