Last Update on: February 16th, 2018 at 07:42 pm
New Zealand’s left-handed batsman Mark Chapman has become the latest victim of hit-wicket in the most unluckiest way on Friday against Australia.
The fifth match of the Twenty20 International of the ongoing Tri-series at the Eden Park in Auckland has witnessed an unfortunate incident.
Moreover, records tumbled as the batsmen dominated the bowlers.
Martin Guptill scored his second T20 international century.
However, the opener’s efforts went in vain as the Australian batsman continued their great in the Tri-Series and remained unbeaten with four straight wins.
Australia have already booked a place for themselves in the final match of the series. While New Zealand and England will fight it out for a place in the final on 21st February.
The fifth match was completely a contest to watch as Australia chased down the highest ever target in T20I cricket.
It has been the highest ever run-chase, be it International or domestic cricket in the shortest format of the game.
Mark Chapman who was playing in just his second match for New Zealand certainly had no luck.
Australia’s Billy Stanlake bowled a bouncer to Chapman, who tried to pull the ball which hit the grill of his helmet. The helmet then fell on to the stumps which resulted in his dismissal.
This is not that first time this has happened to a batsman like Mark Chapman. Kevin Pietersen was dismissed in a similar manner early in his career.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
Mark Chapman gets out after his helmet falls onto the stumps – https://t.co/AKlO725Tvu
— potato 87.58 (@prvs8) February 16, 2018
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