Hanuma Vihari dismissal vs New Zealand A: The visiting captain had to walk back to the pavilion after an unfortunate dismissal.
During the first day of the first unofficial Test of the ongoing India A’s tour of New Zealand in Christchurch, India A captain Hanuma Vihari had to walk back to the pavilion following an unfortunate way to get out.
It all happened on the third delivery of the 41st over when Vihari’s attempt to sweep a delivery from New Zealand A spinner Cole McConchie saw him getting out in a bizarre manner.
Having nailed the sweep, Vihari saw the ball ricocheting off short-leg fielder Rachin Ravindra’s leg to lob in the air before being smartly grabbed by New Zealand A wicket-keeper Dane Cleaver. Getting out despite timing the ball perfectly didn’t make the Indian skipper look very pleased and rightly so.
Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the 18th over, Vihari looked impressive in the middle before getting out on 51 (79) which included eight fours. Vihari had stitched a 119-run partnership for the fourth wicket alongside batsman Shubman Gill who top-scored for India A with 83 (83) with the help of nine fours and two sixes.
After New Zealand A captain Hamish Rutherford won the toss and invited the visitors in to bat, India A were bundled out for 216 in 54.1 overs. With bowling figures of 16-3-54-4, New Zealand A pacer Michael Rae was the pick of their bowlers. Apart from Rae, McConchie and Jacob Duffy picked three and two wickets respectively.
New ball bowlers in Mohammed Siraj and Ishan Porel dismissed a batsman each in the last session as the hosts scored 105/2 in 33 overs at Stumps on the first day.
Hanuma Vihari dismissal vs New Zealand A
— Anpadh educated (@PRINCE3758458) January 30, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
Shubman Gill scored a run-a-ball 83, but India A were bowled out for 216 on the opening day of their four-day game against New Zealand A https://t.co/RgaB2NFpmx #NZAvINDA #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/aUBOiLaGm6
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) January 30, 2020
Yet another notable knock from @RealShubmanGill in New Zealand! 👏
A run-a-ball 8⃣3⃣ from the youngster, coupled with Vihari’s half-century helped India A recover from 34/3 to post 216 on Day 1 of the first unofficial Test.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) January 30, 2020
#NZAvINDA Shubman Gill scored a crisp 83 off 83 in the first unofficial Test between India and New Zealand.
(THREAD) Here are videos of some of the shots played by Gill. Classy. pic.twitter.com/YZiOdDXMrP
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) January 30, 2020
A successful day for NZ A against India A at Hagley Oval in the opening first-class match. Young 26* Patel 1* taking NZ A to the close at 105/2. Earlier India A were bowled out for 216 batting first with Rae taking 4 wickets. VIDEO scorecard | https://t.co/b3an3PTuEP #NZAvINDA pic.twitter.com/IquetMV1Vb
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 30, 2020
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