“India might go back to refusing to use DRS”: Jimmy Neesham tweets hilariously as Tom Latham survives thrice in Kanpur Test

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 26/11/2021

Jimmy Neesham tweets hilariously: The all-rounder from New Zealand saw the funny side of India’s troubles on Day 2.

During the second day of the first Test of the ongoing New Zealand’s tour of India in Kanpur, New Zealand opening batter Tom Latham (50*) took refuge in the DRS (Decision Review System) to survive not once but thrice.

Latham, who batted with utmost grit and determination to score his 21st Test half-century, had repeatedly become a victim of poor umpiring today. It was only in the third over when Latham was given out lbw off India pacer Ishant Sharma only for replays to reverse the decision as he had edged the ball on to his pads.

In the 15th over, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja found Latham wanting in front of the stumps. As was the case in the aforementioned case, Latham had once again inside-edged the ball on to his stumps.

Desperate for wickets by the 56th over, Indians appealed in unison when Latham was beaten outside the off-stump by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Latham, who was given out caught behind, continued to bat as replays had confirmed no edge off the bat.

While Latham has done well against Indian spinner in India in the past as well, his opening partner Will Young scoring a disciplined 75* (180) in his first international innings in India was exemplary of how overseas batters should counter the sub-continent conditions. With the pair joining hands for an unbeaten 129-run opening partnership, New Zealand now trail by 216 runs with 10 wickets in hand.

Jimmy Neesham tweets hilariously as Tom Latham survives thrice in Kanpur Test

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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