England’s Ollie Pope took a one-handed stunner to dismiss New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell on Day 2 of the second Take a look at in opposition to New Zealand on the Bay Oval in Wellington on Saturday.
All of it occurred within the thirty third over of New Zealand’s first innings. The hosts had been struggling at 96-5 when the English captain Ben Stokes handed the ball to left-arm spinner Jack Leach. Mitchell, who was batting on 13 at that second, defended the ball solidly whereas stretching ahead. However Pope, fielding on the foolish level, grabbed the ball out of skinny air and accomplished a shocking catch.
Sharing the video on their Twitter deal with, Cricket on BT Sport wrote:
“What on earth? That is unbelievable from Ollie Pope. The proper end to the session!”
What on earth 🤯
That is 𝗨𝗡𝗕𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗘𝗩𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘 from Ollie Pope 🔥
The proper to complete the session! #NZvENG pic.twitter.com/hehHIe5UO0
— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) February 25, 2023
Earlier within the day, Pope additionally took the catch of Henry Nicholls to ship him again for 30.
The Stokes-led aspect is on the verge of a clear sweep after dominating the second day’s play in Wellington, decreasing the Black Caps to 138-7 earlier than rain compelled an early stumps.
England declared their first innings at a mammoth complete of 435-8. Harry Brook scored a quick-fire 186, whereas Joe Root made a cultured 153 not out. Collectively, the duo shared a 302-run partnership for the fourth wicket with the assistance of 34 fours and eight sixes.
Matt Henry picked 4 wickets for the house workforce, whereas Michael Bracewell claimed two scalps. Tim Southee & Co. misplaced the opening match of the two-Take a look at sequence by 262 runs at Seddon Park in Hamilton final week.
Nevertheless, each groups are out of the race to succeed in the World Take a look at Championship (WTC) remaining, scheduled to be performed at The Oval in London from June 7-11.