Colin Munro, it seems, was trying too hard to take New Zealand over the line against Australia in the Chappell-Hadlee series opener as his bat was broken into two pieces while trying to play one over the covers against a Patt Cummins delivery.
The incident happened in the 42nd over when chasing Australia’s 325, the Kiwis were reeling at 237 for 7 with Munro being the only recognised batsman on the crease. As expected, the left-handed batsman was trying to go for the big shots and when Cummins bowled one outside the off stump, the Kiwi batsman tried to drive over the covers. However, he failed to get the desired result as his bat was broken almost from the middle. But fortunately, the ball did not the stumps as Munro was left only with the upper part of the willow in his hands.
Here is a clip of that video:
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 4, 2016
Meanwhile, Steve Smith’s men take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after winning the first ODI by 68 runs. Australian skipper Smith led his team from the front as his century helped the hosts to score 324. In reply, the visitors did not start well as they were reduced to 34 for 2 in the eighth over but Martin Guptill hit a brilliant century to keep his team in the hunt. However, after his departure when the score was 185, apart from Munro (49), none of the batsmen could score big as they lost the match.
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