New Zealand’s Flag Got Hosted Instead Of Australia In Dubai
By CricShots - Oct 8, 2018 3:57 pm
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The rivalry between Australia and New Zealand is well-known to the cricket fans all across the globe and if there was something that could infuriate the Australian cricket team and their fans more, it was a flag goof up at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, which happened during the first Test between Pakistan and Australia.

Mohammad Hafeez scored a brilliant century on Day 1 against Australia

However, the flags of Australia and New Zealand are also quite similar and the authorities at stadium were the victim of the non-dissimilarity as the Kiwi flag was one which was hoisted instead of the Australian one. This was pointed out on Twitter, by Peter Lalor, a journalist.

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The journalist tweeted, “Pleased to report the Australian flag is flying at Dubai today. Was nice to be a Kiwi for a day …”.

Australia came back well after a couple of tough sessions on Day One of the first Test against Pakistan after the hosts elected to bat first and put on a massive opening stand of 205 runs with Mohammad Hafeez scoring a fine 126 in company of Imam-ul-Haq who was looking set for a ton before being dismissed by Nathan Lyon for 76.

The visiting team took all the wickets to fall only in the last session of the day to keep their team in the game but only just as Pakistan finished the day 255 for 3. They will hope to keep taking wickets at regular intervals and hope to keep the actual Aussie flag flying high at Dubai.