During the ongoing third and final Test of the series at Headingley between New Zealand and England, something bizarre happened on day one. New Zealand drummer Henry Nicholls has been fired in one of the most bizarre ways you may ever see.
Jack Leach the beneficiary, celebrated as the box office will certainly go down as one of the most unlucky dismissals in the glorious history of the gentleman’s game.
Nicholls came out after the stick deflected off his own teammate’s stick and flew into the defender’s hands.
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The incident happened in the final game before the tea break, as Nicholls tried to make a straight run into the park, but inadvertently the ball flew towards teammate and non-attacking batsman Daryl Mitchell.
Seeing the ball hurtling in his direction, Mitchell reacted like any sane soul would, as he tried to get out of the way, however, the bat hit his bat and flew in Alex’s direction. Lees who was parked halfway.
Nicholls was eliminated and his 19-point inning was cut short since the ball had not touched the ground, and therefore the dismissal stood.
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A video of the incident is going viral, check out the bizarre dismissal here:
What the hell !?
The look on Leach’s face after the capture is complete says it all!
Speaking of the match between New Zealand and England, the Kiwis won the coin toss and decided to strike first, however, it was the England bowlers who dominated the proceedings as the day.
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Skipper Kane Williamson was the second highest scorer with 31 points, behind Mitchell who was batting at 43 at the time of writing.
Leach and Stuart Broad both recorded two scalps apiece as they didn’t let the New Zealand batters develop.