After scoring a century in the first Test at Lord’s, New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell has continued his batting form in the ongoing second Test against England. Mitchell hit eight boundaries and a couple of sixes and was batting unbeaten on 81 before stumps were called at Trent Bridge on Day 1. Apart from entertaining the crowd with his brilliant stroke play, Mitchell also smashed Jack Leach for a huge six-over long-on, which landed straight into a fan’s glass of beer.
The incident took place in the 56th over of New Zealand’s first innings. The video was shared by England Cricket Board on their official Instagram handle and they captioned it as: “New drink please”.
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After the close of the day’s play, Daryl Mitchell went on to greet the fan named Susan and apologized for the same spoiling her beer.
In the video, England fast bowler, Matthew Potts, who was deployed at long-on, can be seen gesturing to his teammates that the ball landed in someone’s beer. England team’s supporter group the Barmy Army later revealed that New Zealand had provided the fan, named Susan, with a replacement pint.
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New Zealand seems to be in a commanding position after being put into bat first. Openers Will Young and Tom Latham gave the Kiwis a bright start in the opening session, adding 84 runs for the opening wicket. However, both were dismissed after consecutive deliveries by England skipper, Ben Stokes, and James Anderson, respectively.
Henry Nicholls and Devon Conway also made a partnership of 77 runs for the next wicket before both were dismissed in quick succession. Just like the second innings of the first Test, Mitchell and Tom Blundell came to New Zealand’s rescue on Day 1, playing an unbeaten knock of 149 runs for the fifth wicket.
New Zealand were 318 for four at stumps with Mitchell and Blundell batting on 81 and 67, respectively.