Video: Paine does a Dhoni to effect super speed stumping
Wicket-keepers play an important role in the game of cricket. They not only keep wickets but also remain active behind the stumps because any lapse of concentration can put the team on the back foot. In the second match between Australia and New Zealand, Tim Paine showcased a brilliant piece of wicket-keeping at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Australia skipper Tim Paine on Sunday did an MS Dhoni by effecting a lightning-fast stumping of New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls in the Boxing Day Test match.
The incident took place in the 30th over of New Zealand’s innings when Nathan Lyon got the better of Henry Nicholls with his flight delivery and then Tim Paine showed quick glove-work to smash the bails out of the groove, and TV replays on the large screen showed that New Zealand batsman was clearly out of his crease.
Tim Paine received plaudits for effecting a sensational stumping. Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council’s official handle tweeted the video of the stumping and came up with a unique caption to praise Tim Paine. “Sharp work from the skipper to send back Henry Nicholls.”
Watch the video below
Sharp work from the skipper to send back Henry Nicholls 👌
— ICC (@ICC) December 29, 2019
Australia humiliated New Zealand in the second Test match as they won by 247 runs and also won the Test series. The hosts won the first match by 296 runs. Currently, Aussies lead 2-0 in the Test series with one more match to go.
Travis Head was named the man of the match for his stellar 114 he scored in the first innings. Pat Cummins took a fifer in the first innings whereas Nathan Lyon took one wicket in the first innings and four wickets in the second innings.