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WATCH: Ross Tyalor Gives Autograph On A Sandpaper To ‘Barmy Army’
By CricShots - Mar 31, 2018 12:19 pm
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New Zealand premier batsman Ross Taylor has been in phenomenal form in recent times and is looking forward to the upcoming challenges. He is currently representing the Blackcaps in the Test match against England and unknowingly, he became the victim of the prank plotted by the famous English fan club, the Barmy Army.

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Recently, Barmy Army shared the video of Taylor, who was fielding on the boundary during England’s innings, giving g autograph on sandpaper, but the day or time of the incident wasn’t mentioned. He started signing autographs for the fans and something interesting happened when one of the Barmy Army members gave him a yellow sandpaper to sign and he did so. He also was spotted laughing in the video whilst signing that paper.

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A similar yellow sandpaper was used by the Australian opener Cameron Bancroft at Newlands during the Third Test for ball-tampering. Ever since the English fans are not leaving any stoned unturned to troll the Australian cricketers. This was another subtle dig by the very famous Barmy Army community, who posted this video on Twitter.

After a forgettable defeat in the first Test, England has found some form in the second. After posting a decent first innings total, they managed to restrict the Kiwis as the hosts lost early wickets at Christchurch and needed a big partnership in the middle to save them from this embarrassment. The Kiwis have restricted to 36/5 at one point thanks to this genius named Stuart Broad.

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Colin de Grandhomme and BJ Watling steadied the drowning ship of New Zealand with a much-needed partnership, adding a whopping 142 runs for the 6th wicket. Just before the stumps on Day 2, Broad came back into the attack and picked up the prized scalp of Grandhomme. Tim Southee and BJ Watling are currently battling it out in the middle after stumps on Day 2.

New Zealand is still 115 runs behind the English by 115 runs and visitors are aiming to pull clear with some early wickets on Sunday morning. The Englishmen are just five away from getting the second new ball, and that should do a lot of damage.