NZ vs AUS | Twitter reacts to Kane registering duck after tragic collision with Young freezes stunned Starc

NZ vs AUS | Twitter reacts to Kane registering duck after tragic collision with Young freezes stunned Starc

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Every team has a boogey rival, wherein every encounter is plagued with fate playing the cruelest hand imaginable. Kane Williamson's purple patch meant the Kiwis finally stood a chance to get the better of Australia, only for a horrid run-out to reinforce their age-old jinx against the neighbours.

New Zealand splashed cold icy water over all the hard work they had done on Day 1 of the opening Test of the Trans-Tasman series in Wellington by failing to earn themselves the last remaining scalp of the Australian innings until Lunch on Friday and allowing the visitors to maraud their way to a daunting total of 383. However, little did the Kiwis know it was only the beginning of what was about to be a long day in the office.

Ominous signs presented themselves early-doors in the form of Tom Latham defending a Mitchell Starc delivery onto the stumps in just the fifth over. However, tranquility still prevailed in the Black Caps camp given the world's number one batter Kane Williamson walked in to replace the opener, on the back of a red-hot streak with seven tons in his last seven Tests. The former Kiwi skipper seemed to kick off confidently by nudging his second delivery towards mid-off in an attempt to get off the mark. However, Will Young at the other end forgot the first tenet of running between the wickets which entails trusting the partner instead of being focused on the red cherry, and disaster was inevitable. 

By the time Young looked up to begin his run across the deck, Williamson was just a couple of yards away from him and fervently trying to curve his path around the stationary Starc. The proximity between the two batters meant Young could not avoid barging into his partner, stopping Williamson dead in his tracks while his own bat flung away into the distance Marnus Labuschagne unsurprisingly capitalized to hit the bullseye at the bowler's end and sealed the dismissal, provoking Williamson to uncharacteristically express severe frustration as he flayed his arms in dismay before resigning himself to a trot back to the pavilion. Meanwhile, Starc, who had unfortunately been enveloped in the chaos, stood frozen on his mark even as his teammates wheeled away in celebration. Twitterati similarly expressed gross disbelief at the bizarre sequence of events.  

What a mess up! 


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