We have witnessed few weird incidents taking place in the game of cricket and a person feels more confused when the incident is within the laws of the game. The New Zealand cricketer Henry Nicholls got out in one of the weirdest fashions during the third test match which is being played against England at Headingley Carnegie.
In the 56th over of the New Zealand innings, Henry Nicholls played a shot on the bowling of Jack Leach, the ball went to hit the bat of the non-striker Daryl Mitchell despite the fact that Daryl tried his best to get out of the way of the ball. However as the ball got hit by bat, the ball got deflected towards the mid-off fielder who took an easy catch. The umpire declared Henry out as it was completely within the laws of the game.
The Marylebone Cricket Club also posted the video of the weird dismissal with the caption, “An unfortunate dismissal? Yes. But wholly within the Laws. Law 126.96.36.199 states it will be out if a fielder catches the ball after it has touched the wicket, an umpire, another fielder, a runner or the other batter.”
An unfortunate dismissal? Yes. But wholly within the Laws.
Law 188.8.131.52 states it will be out if a fielder catches the ball after it has touched the wicket, an umpire, another fielder, a runner or the other batter.
— Marylebone Cricket Club (@MCCOfficial) June 23, 2022
The England and Wales Cricket Board shared the video clip of the dismissal on its official Twitter handle with the caption, “What on Earth?”
What on earth!? 😅🙈
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 23, 2022
The former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who is called a legend by his fans also reacted on this matter as he stated that in gully cricket, the non-striker would have been declared out.
Here is the tweet:
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 24, 2022
As far as the match is concerned, New Zealand scored 329 runs in its first innings and in response England was 264/6 at the end of the second day. The top scorer for New Zealand is Daryl Mitchell who scored 109 runs and Jack Leach took a fifer for England.
The sublime form of Jonny Bairstow continues as he is batting not out at 130 runs for which he played only 121 balls and he is well supported by Jamie Overton who is playing at 89 runs (106 balls). England is currently trailing by 65 runs and as the hosts have already taken an invincible lead of 2-0, they we will certainly look forward to whitewash the series.
Which team will win the third test match in your opinion?