New Delhi, Online Desk. The last match of the three-match Test series between England and New Zealand is being played in Leeds. On the first day of the match, New Zealand elected to bat after winning the toss and scored 225 for 5 at the end of the day’s play. Something happened in the first day’s game which will be discussed for a long time.

The visiting New Zealand team, who had lost both the consecutive Tests against England, came out to save the honor by winning the last match. Even after winning the toss on the first day of the match, the team could not get the start it wanted. By the end of the day’s play, half the team had returned and had only 225 runs. The wicket of Henry Nicholls fell on the score of 123 runs, which is being discussed continuously.

Weirdly dismissed Nichols

In 55.2 overs of New Zealand’s innings, Nicholls returned after being caught out on a ball by England’s Jack Leach according to the rule, but this wicket was something that everyone is surprised about. In fact, Nicholls was played non-strike and hit fellow batsman Darrell Mitchell’s bat, after which the ball bounced and reached Alex Lees fielding at mid-off, which he did not make any mistake in catching. Nicholls returned after scoring 19 runs off 99 balls.

it has happened before

Earlier, something similar was seen during a match played between Australia and Sri Lanka. Former Australia captain Michael Clarke was then on strike and the batsman to be dismissed was Andrew Symonds. That wicket was also quite similar where after hitting the shot, the ball hit Clarke’s body and went into the hands of the fielder.

what does the rule say

According to ICC rules, if the ball has not made contact with the ground after the batsman has played a shot, then it is a wicket when it is caught. The batsman is considered out and the England team celebrated after taking this catch for this reason. In the past also there have been many such occasions when the ball has hit the batsman’s shoe after playing a shot and has gone into the fielding hand.

Edited By: Viplove Kumar