Last Update on: March 20th, 2023 at 03:50 pm
Cricket stadiums in New Zealand often witness high winds. However, the winds during NZ vs SL 2nd Test were so powerful that they drifted the ball on the pitch at Basin Reserve Stadium in Wellington. A video has surfaced on social media in which Michael Bracewell’s ball gets diverted due to strong winds during the match.
New Zealand and Sri Lanka Test series ended with the home team claiming a 2-0 clean sweep in the series. While The home team Kiwis won the 1st Test by 2 wickets in a close encounter, they won the 2nd Test quite convincingly.
Watch- High Winds In Wellington Drifts Ball During NZ vs SL 2nd Test
Other than New Zealand’s brilliant performance in the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka, another thing that caught the attention of fans was the high winds affecting the play. A video went viral on social media in which Kiwi player Michael Bracewell’s bowl witnessed a big drift due to high winds. Have a look at the video below.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all in cricket. High winds so single end coverage in Wellington. Here’s the supporting evidence… pic.twitter.com/AzQerm4h9b
— Rob Williams (@robwilliams_tv) March 20, 2023
The high winds at the stadium also forced the camera crew to leave the camera tower. Due to the event, the broadcasters were able to provide only a single view of the match.
“For those watching at home, the @sparknzsport camera crew have had to come down from the camera tower at the Adelaide Road end of the Basin Reserve due to extremely high winds in Wellington”, BlackCaps wrote on Twitter. Have a look at the video below.
For those watching at home, the @sparknzsport camera crew have had to come down from the camera tower at the Adelaide Road end of the Basin Reserve due to extremely high winds in Wellington. #NZvSL pic.twitter.com/rlMK6wDqiL
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) March 20, 2023
Meanwhile, New Zealand outplayed Sri Lanka by an innings and 58 runs in the 2nd Test to grab a 2-0 series whitewash. Kiwis posted a mammoth total of 580-4 (d) in 1st innings. Later, they bowled out Sri Lanka for 164 and 358 in both innings to grab a huge victory in the match.