Tom Blundell
Tom Blundell. (Image Credit: ICC)

Last Update on: December 5th, 2021 at 08:55 pm

New Zealand wicketkeeper Tom Blundell’s tour of India comes to an end in an unfortunate way as he was run out for a duck in the second innings in Mumbai.

Tom Blundell drove a full ball from Axar Patel straight to mid-off and set himself on for a quick single. However, that single was non-existent as the ball went straight to substitute fielder KS Bharat, positioned as mid-off.

Non-striker Henry Nicholls was ball-watching and took a step out of his crease. However, looking at the ball going straight to Bharat, Nicholls denied the single.

Tom Blundell
Tom Blundell. (Image Credit: ICC)

Tom Blundell, in the while, had reached the middle 0f the pitch, before turning around, sprinting to the stumps.

There were shouts of ‘keeper keeper’ from the Indian fielders, and Bharat, showing alertness, directed the throw on a couple of bounces straight to Wriddhiman Saha, who gathered nicely and disturbed the stumps rapidly, catching Tom Blundell short of his ground despite the batsman putting a full stretched diving effort.

New Zealand lose 5 in chase of 540

India declared at 276/7 in the second innings, setting New Zealand a huge target of 540. By stumps on Day 2, the Kiwis have lost 5 wickets for 140 runs with R Ashwin taking 3 wickets, Axar Patel snapping up one while Tom Blundell got run out.

Ravi Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. (Credits: Twitter)

Daryl Mitchell was New Zealand’s best batsman on Day 3, scoring 60 runs off 92 balls. In his entertaining knock, Mitchell whacked 7 fours and 2 big sixes, both to Axar Patel. His innings came to an end when he looked to attack Ashwin but miscued the shot and was caught in the deep.

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Watch – Tom Blundell Gets Run Out After Mix-Up With Non-Striker Henry Nicholls