Henry Nicholls Witnesses One Of The Most Bizarre Dismissals In Leeds Test
By CricShots - Jun 23, 2022 8:43 pm
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England and New Zealand are locking horns with each other in the final game of the three-match Test series at the Headingley in Leeds. However, at the stroke of Tea on Day 1, the Kiwi batter, Henry Nicholls was dismissed in one of the most bizarre ways possible on the bowling of Jack Leach.

Henry Nicholls
Henry Nicholls witnessed a bizarre dismissal

Earlier, after winning the toss, the visiting skipper, Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bat first because of the unpredictability of the weather. New Zealand made a couple of changes, as Williamson and Neil Wagner replaced Kyle Jamieson and Matt Henry. However, England had a forced change as Jamies Overton made his debut to replace James Anderson.

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The incident took place in the 56th over bowled by Jack Leach as Henry Nicholls drove the ball down the ground and he caught off teh bat of Daryl Mitchell at mid-off.

The ball was going straight and Leach has no idea what just went off, but he’s getting mobbed by his teammates, as they celebrate a bizarre dismissal on the final ball before tea. Even before the dismissal, Henry Nicholls was struggling but he would never have guessed what would happen from his 99th ball faced.

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Henry Nicholls struck the ball coming down, but Mitchell, trying to take evasive action, only succeeded in middling a catch to the alert Alex Lees. Umpire Kettleborough was saving himself, and Leach was looking towards long-on, and Nicholls could only wince in dismay before taking a long walk back to the pavilion.

Here is the video of the dismissal of Henry Nicholls:

England (Playing XI): Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Jamie Overton, Matty Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach

New Zealand (Playing XI): Tom Latham, Will Young, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner