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WATCH: Tim Southee trolls on-field umpire Nitin Menon
By SMCS - Nov 26, 2021 6:20 pm
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Team India are currently playing against the New Zealand team in the first of the two-match Test series at Green Park in Kanpur. While India managed to post 345 runs in their first innings, New Zealand scored 129 runs before stumps on Day 2. However, a lot of credit goes to New Zealand pace bowler Tim Southee, who claimed a fifer and helped his side to restrict India.

Tim Southee
Tim Southee

For India, Shubman Gill provided a steady start with a fifty. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja also scored a half-century. But, the debutant Shreyas Iyer made headlines as he smashed a hundred. With this, he added a 121-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja, scoring 105 runs including 13 fours and 2 sixes as well.

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Meanwhile, New Zealand pacer Tim Southee claimed a fifer too and was seen having a light moment with the on-field umpire Nitin Menon. He savagely teased Nitin Menon and the umpire smiled at the joke too. Howveer, India were at 252 for 4 wickets after the end of 83 overs at 4:27 (IST). The umpires paused the game for a while to check if there is time to play another over and light meters were out too.

While Nitin Menon was seen talking to Southee, the veteran pacer cheekily trolled the umpire as well. To which, he asked him why he is still wearing sunglasses then on a funny note. And, his response left the umpire in splits and Nitin Menon took his glasses off which went viral on social media.

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As far as the game is concerned, India were all out for 345 in the first innings. Tim Southee was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped a five-wicket haul. Kyle Jamieson picked up 3 wickets. On the other hand, New Zealand openers Tom Latham and Will Young brilliantly started their innings. They added 129 runs off 57 overs before the stumps on Day 2 as well.