Tim Southee fires throw at Joe Burns: The Kiwi seamer oozed aggression in his first spell of the Australia tour in Perth.
During the first day of the first Test of the ongoing New Zealand’s tour of Australia in Perth, New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee bowled with supreme aggression in his spell of the tour.
On the first delivery of the seventh over, Australia opening batsman Joe Burns defended a Southee delivery back to him. Barely outside the batting crease, Burns then coped a quick throw from the bowler after he attempted to run-out the batsman.
While Burns was seen gesturing to the umpire with respect to Southee’s throw, it was non-striker David Warner who questioned the Kiwi bowler regarding hitting Burns. Umpire Aleem Dar eventually interfered and made sure that the situation doesn’t worsen.
The 40-run opening partnership between Warner and Burns was finally broken by New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme after he found Burns (9) wanting in front of the stumps in the 13th over.
It was Australia captain Tim Paine who won the toss and elected to bat first at the Perth Stadium. While the hosts fielded the same Playing XI from their last Test, New Zealand ended up handing a Test debut to fast bowler Lockie Ferguson.
“We were going to have a bat as well. Obviously with the warm temperatures around and the nature of the surface because it does tend to crack. Trent Boult isn’t quite right so Lockie Ferguson comes in. Really exciting opportunity for him to come in and make his debut,” New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was quoted as saying during the toss.
Tim Southee fires throw at Joe Burns
How Twitter reacted:
Joe Burns: Are you crazy Southee ? https://t.co/o1x7RKR8Rp
— ICCLog (@icc_log) December 12, 2019
Southee you shit. Joe burns wouldn’t hurt a fly. Bet He wouldn’t have the guts to do that to David warner! #AUSvNZ
— Lucas 🇪🇸🇦🇺 (@3ptSpanishking) December 12, 2019
— Maitri (@pull_playlist) December 12, 2019
Still call them ‘nice’?
Southee throws one aggressively at Burns after the opener hit the ball right back at the bowler.
Aggression from the affable @BLACKCAPS
— 🏏FlashScore Cricket Commentators🏏 (@FlashCric) December 12, 2019
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