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A Spectator Take A One-handed Catch During NZ vs SL Test
By CricShots - Mar 11, 2023 11:43 am
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Lush green surroundings and breathtaking views and amidst it a beautiful game of Cricket. That is what makes New Zealand a special country when it comes to playing cricket. Apart from that, there is something more that adds to having a memorable experience of playing cricket in this part of the world. Yes, it is none other than the Kiwi crowd.

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A spectator took an exceptional catch

The spectators are known for being passionate about the game and thoroughly enjoy the game by being a part of it in some way or the other. Ashburton man Liam Fuller is the coolest spectator in Christchurch on Saturday, as he took a one-handed catch in the crowd at Hagley Oval, all while holding a full beer.

Here is the video of the catch by the spectator:

The first Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka stands in an interesting situation at the time of stumps on Day 3. Sri Lanka found themselves at 83/3 after playing 38 overs in their second batting innings, with a lead of 68 runs. Earlier in their first batting innings, the visitors managed to reach a score of 355 runs, while New Zealand was bowled out on 373 runs.

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Prior to the first Test, Australia sat at the top of the ICC World Test Championship points table with 11 wins, three losses, and four draws. The Aussies had a points percentage of 68.52, having earned 148 points in total so far. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma-led India was second in the points table with 10 wins, five defeats, and two draws.

Interestingly, both teams have played six series each. While Australia had a points percentage of 68.52 with 148 points, India had a points percentage of 60.29 and 132 points in total.

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On the other hand, Sri Lanka sat third after registering five wins, four losses, and a draw. They had a points percentage of 53.33 with 64 points. Sri Lanka and India are looking to earn the last spot in the ICC World Test Championship final for the 2021-23 season that is scheduled to be played this summer.

New Zealand (Playing XI): Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee (c), Matt Henry, Neil Wagner, Blair Tickner

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Oshada Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kasun Rajitha, Prabath Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Lahiru Kumara