Watch - Mark Chapman Livid After Sacrificing His Wicket For Daryl Mitchell

Published - 09 Nov 2023, 11:43 PM

Angelo Mathews, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman (1)

A New Zealand National Cricket Team player getting angry on the field is something that fans don’t see very often and one such incident involving Mark Chapman happened during the 41st match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday, November 9.

New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl first in the match. The New Zealand bowling unit dominated and rattled the Sri Lankan batters. All the batters, barring Kusal Perera, were dismissed without making any good contribution and Sri Lanka were reduced to 9-128.

It looked like the Kusal Mendis-led side would get bundled out under 140, but the partnership between the tailenders – Maheesh Theekshana and Dilshan Madushanka – made sure that didn’t happen. The duo added 43 runs in 87 balls, to frustrate the opposition team and help Sri Lanka reach 171 in 46.4 overs.

Chasing the target, the famed top-order provided the Black Caps with a really good start. Next came Daryl Mitchell and Mark Chapman, who had to take up the responsibility to finish up the game quickly. However, both the players got out, with Mark Chapman being the first one.

On the 3rd ball of the 21st over, Mark Chapman played an Angelo Mathews delivery towards backward point. His partner Daryl Mitchell took off for a single and he denied the run after agreeing initially. Both the players were found at the same end and Chapman decided to sacrifice his wicket.

Mark Chapman was livid after his dismissal and he showed his displeasure at Mitchell before walking off and smashing the bat into the turf. He was back in the hut after scoring just 7 runs off 6 balls.

Watch – Mark Chapman Sacrifices His Wicket For Daryl Mitchell


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In the end, New Zealand won the match by 5 wickets to almost seal their place in the semi-finals. Speaking after the game, Kiwi captain Kane Williamson said that they performed really well. He said:

“Really good performance. Early wickets and spin was a challenge through those middle overs. Pitch really slowed down later. The guys showed some good intent later with the chase so great performance overall. We thought there was going to be some weather later but there wasn’t any. Hard to read such things.”

Kane Williamson added that it was a great effort overall from his team and said that they are looking forward to the semi-final challenge. He said:

“Glad we were able to pick up wickets, people like Perera can take the game away from you. Always great getting our 5th and 6th spinners into the game, a great effort overall. Few teams can end up on the same points, it’s about control. Hopefully we can get a couple of days off, we’ll be hanging around, not really sure what we’ll do. Hopefully if things go our way, would be great to involved in a semi. Will be looking forward to the challenge.”


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