Mitchell Santner’s incredible effort earns him a prize despite not playing XI on Cricketnmore
New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner didn’t start in the two test matches against India, nonetheless he made his presence felt. In the 2nd test at Wankhede, Santner’s outburst on the pitch drew praise from everyone.
In the 47th over the first heats of India, Mitchell Santner made a superb flying save while lining up at the border. Santner’s valiant effort immediately boosted the morale of the New Zealand team. Shreyas Iyer slammed a shot to the side of the leg while delivering Somerville. When the ball hit Iyer’s bat, it looked like a certain limit.
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However, Santner had other plans. Fielding at the border rope, he flew through the air and prevented the ball from crossing the border. Nevertheless, he saved 5 points for his team which earned him the applause of his teammates. This allowed Mitchell Santner to secure the ‘Best Stop of the Game’ award and a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh, without even being in the game’s XI.
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In the 2-game test series between India and New Zealand, the hosts were able to win the series 1-0 by winning the second game in Wankhede by a margin of 372 points. Then the Indian team will tour South Africa for 3 test matches and 3 ODIs. The tour is scheduled to start from December 26.
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