Video: The flamingo style defense by a renowned New Zealand cricketer
Cricket has seen innovation of flamingo style of defense at Gabba, Brisbane. This has happened when Australia have defeated New Zealand by 208 runs in the first Test of the three-match series.
It was a dramatic fifth day morning at Gabba, Brisbane as Mitchell Marsh was on hat-trick because New Zealand lost 4 wickets in 7 runs in the space of three overs.
Brendon McCullum played a gusty 80 ball 80 knock but was trapped lbw off Mitchell Starc. Trent Boult and Mark Craig played some big shots, but that was entertaining has little impact on the game. Nathan Lyon was the most successful bowler in the fourth innings as he has taken three wickets.
Josh Hazlewood made the initial breakthrough on day five, drawing Ross Taylor into a lame pull shot which clipped his glove and gave Steve Smith at second slip a simple catch.
James Neesham, who suffered a back injury scored 3 runs off 33 balls was burnt by Mitchell Johnson’s frequent bouncer.
Nathan Lyon has taken the wicket of BJ Watling while Mitchell Marsh has taken McCulluma and Doug Bracewell with successive deliveries in the following over but was denied a hat-trick by Tim Southee.
Southee scored just 5 before was caught behind by Peter Nevill off Hazlewood.
But, the last wicket partnership of Craig and Boult added 46 runs, which was Black Caps’ second highest partnership in the chase.
One of the funniest moments of the Craig and Boult partnership was Boult’s defensive skill. When he was defending the delivery off Mitchell Starc it resembled the flamingo. Australia captain Steve Smith could not hide his smile.
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