Daryl Mitchell grabs one-handed stunner: The substitute Kiwi all-rounder didn’t let the opportunity to field go waste at the Basin Reserve.
During the fourth day of the first Test of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand in Wellington, New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell put on display an excellent fielding effort to dismiss India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah.
It all happened on the last delivery of the 81st over when Bumrah edged a full-length delivery from New Zealand seamer Tim Southee. With the ball flying low and away from Mitchell at second slip, his quick reflexes saw him grabbing a one-handed stunner.
Coming in to bat at No. 11 in the same over, Bumrah scored 0 (3) as India were bundled out for 191 in 81 overs in their second innings. Opening batsman Mayank Agarwal top-scored for the visitors with 58 (99) with the help of seven fours and a six.
Mitchell, who was included into New Zealand’s 12-man squad for this Test, failed to pin down spinner Ajaz Patel to make the final cut. Having come in as a substitute fielder, the 28-year old player did his best to hand Southee his 10th Test five-wicket haul.
With bowling figures of 21-6-61-5, Southee was the pick of the Kiwi bowlers. The 31-year old player was declared the Man of the Match for he had picked four wickets in the first innings as well.
Chasing a paltry nine-run target, New Zealand opening batsmen Tom Latham (7) and Tom Blundell (2) did the formality in just 10 balls as the hosts registered their second victory in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship.
Daryl Mitchell grabs one-handed stunner
— faceplatter49 (@faceplatter49) February 24, 2020
How Twitterati reacted on India’s loss:
Blundell and Latham knock off the runs to give New Zealand their 💯th Test win! 🎉 👏
— ICC (@ICC) February 24, 2020
#TeamIndia’s unbeaten streak in the World Test Championship comes to an end as the Kiwis beat them by 10 wickets to go 1-0 up in the series.
Will 🇮🇳 bounce back in the second Test?
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) February 24, 2020
What India need to/should do before the 2nd Test
1) Replace Shaw will Gill
2) Replace Vihari with Jadeja
Unfortunately for Saha, Pant’s keeping was solid, so he may need to sit out… #NZvIND
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) February 24, 2020
With 4 days in hand you need to quickly instrospect and get back.
There is no debate NZ was the better team by a mile. If the Indians are mentally strong enough which I believe they are, time to get back and go better in the second Test. What is sport without challenges.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) February 24, 2020
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