Chappell – Hadlee series saw Australia and New Zealand fighting it hard in the second ODI at Cairns. The Baggy Greens, after being put to bat first, put on a total of 195 for the loss of nine wickets. New Zealand lost a wicket early while chasing in the first over and Kane Williamson walked in at number 3.
In the sixth ball of the first over bowled by Mitchell Starc, the Kiwi skipper tried to sneak a run with Devon Conway at the other end. However, there was a mix-up as the southpaw hesitated to go to the striker’s end. On the other hand, the Black Caps skipper tried to return to the striker’s end and Conway did the same.
However, halfway through the run, the southpaw returned to the non-striker end while Williamson returned to the striker’s end. Sean Abbott was quick enough to collect the ball and throw it at the keeper’s end. Alex Carey, the wicketkeeper, managed to collect the ball albeit he missed knocking off the stumps.
The entire stadium burst into laughter and the fans were quick enough to share the video on social media. One of the reputed accounts on Twitter shared the video from the official broadcaster. “In the end, the scoresheet will register this as just a dot ball,” the reputed page captioned while sharing the video on Twitter.
In the end, the scoresheet will register this as just a dot ball. ?
? Cricket Australia pic.twitter.com/RbhbrFe2Nj
— The Field (@thefield_in) September 8, 2022
Australia regain Chappell-Hadlee Trophy
Speaking of the match, the Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to field first. The Baggy Greens openers got off to a poor start and the skipper Aaron Finch bagged a duck. However, Steve Smith’s 62 and Mitchell Starc’s 38 helped Australia reach a decent total of 195 in 20 overs.
The Kiwis, on the other hand, got off to a poor start too. Skipper Kane Williamson played a 58-ball 17 before he crumbled. This hurt the team’s middle-order as the dot-ball pressure forced them to lose wickets in quick succession. New Zealand ended up losing the match by 113 runs and lost the series.