Watch: Lazy shot offers a hit wicket to Guptill

New Zealand right handed batsman Martin Guptill was dismissed in a funny manner against South Africa as he hit the stumps with his foot during the follow up of a pull shot.

Guptill dismissed on hit wicket

New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets in their recent game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. But they had to fight till the end to win the match.

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New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill was in good touch and unfortunately he lost his wicket in a bizarre manner in the form of hit wicket. Guptill lost his balance while playing a pull shot and in process, took out the stumps to get dismissed hit-wicket. Therefore, the Kiwi opener became the 10th batsman in the history of World Cup to get dismissed by hit-wicket.

Guptill’s hit-wicket became ICC World Cup 2019’s first such dismissal. Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was the last batsman, before Guptill, to get out by hit-wicket. Misbah had suffered the unfortunate dismissal in the 2015 World Cup match between Pakistan and Ireland.

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