Tom Latham’s pull hits Matthew Wade: The Australian fielder was brutally hit on the helmet by the Kiwi opening batsman.
During the second day of the third Test of the ongoing New Zealand’s tour of Australia in Sydney, Australia batsman Matthew Wade received a brutal blow on his helmet after he was hit on the helmet by New Zealand captain Tom Latham.
It all happened on the first delivery of the 28th over when Australia all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne bowled a rank short delivery to Latham. With the ball firmly hit by the southpaw, Wade couldn’t take evasive action on time as the ball hit right in the middle of his helmet’s grille.
Knowing the extent of the blow, Latham immediately checked on Wade who was lying down on the ground. It was at this time that the Australian physio came out to the ground and declared Wade fit to continue fielding.
In what was an inspired batting session for the visitors, New Zealand scored 63/0 in 29 overs after bundling out Australia 454 in 150.1 overs.
Labuschagne, who scored his fourth Test century yesterday, registered his maiden double century as he ended up scoring 215 (363) with the help of 19 fours and a six. With bowling figures of 33.1-9-66-3, New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner was the pick of their bowlers.
With Latham and Tom Blundell looking confident in the middle, the Kiwis would be hoping for them to post a significant score tomorrow morning.
Tom Latham’s pull hits Matthew Wade
The sound 😳
— #7Cricket (@7Cricket) January 4, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
HE’S GOT THE DOUBLE!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 4, 2020
185 in Gabba
162 in Adelaide
143 in Perth
203* in Sydney
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 4, 2020
Marnus Labuschagne’s Test batting average has just gone past Steve Smith’s #AUSvNZ
— Adam Burnett (@AdamBurnett09) January 3, 2020
Always great to welcome a new member to the test double hundred club. Well batted Marnus.👍🏽#AUSvNZ
— Jason Gillespie 🌱 (@dizzy259) January 4, 2020
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