Sheldon Cottrell dismisses both Kiwi openers in the very first over of the West Indies vs New Zealand match at The Old Trafford, Manchester
The West Indian side have had a dream start to their ICC Cricket World Cup Match No. 29 against New Zealand, after their skipper Jason Holder opted to bowl against New Zealand after winning the Toss,
The skipper’s decision to bowl first at the warm and sunny Old Trafford pitch was rightly proved as a masterstroke by their left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell. Right in the very first over of the innings, Cottrell dismissed both the New Zealand openers- Martin Guptill and Colin Munro with absolute rippers.
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Guptill dismissed off the very first delivery
Kiwi opener was dismissed off the very first delivery of the over with a beautiful inswinging Yorker bowled by Cottrell.
The ball was struck on the full at his right boot, as Guptill was quite late to bring his bat down. It seemed plumb to the naked eye, but the umpire was not pretty much convinced to rule that Out. A convinced Cottrell who went up right away, did not have to make much efforts to pursue his skipper to go for the review, which saw the delivery crashing on to the leg stump.
Watch: Sheldon Cottrell dismiss Martin Guptill off the first delivery of the match
Munro goes for a Golden Duck too
But, this was not it. It was the other Kiwi opener- Colin Munro’s turn now. In the penultimate delivery of the same over, Cottrell bowled another full delivery aiming right at the base of the off-stump.
This time the ball swung away from the left-handed Munro, which ultimately became the reason for his dismissal. It went right through the defence of Munro as he walked back in the hut with an absolutely dejected look on his face.
Watch: Sheldon Cottrell dismisses Colin Munro for a Golden Duck
The over which had it all
The over by Cottrell was arguably the most action packed over of the entire World Cup. After dismissing Guptill for a first-ball duck, Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson absolutely creamed a beautiful cover drive for a boundary past the mid-off fielder.
He then ran for a triple at the fourth delivery of the over, this time through the extra cover region. The new batsmen at no.4- Ross Taylor too, ran a triple now, in the ultimate delivery of the over, post Munro’s dismissal.
At the time of writing Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor were batting at individual scores of 15 (29) and 15 (28) respectively, with 30 runs on the board after 10 overs.