New Zealand secured a historic Test series win against Pakistan in the UAE after 49 years. After the Kiwis won the first Test in the three-Test series, they suffered an innings defeat in the second one.
Even till the second day of the third Test, things weren’t in favour of the visitors. However they achieved a complete turnaround of the situation and won the series in a spectacular manner.
The Kiwi skipper was called to receive the trophy during the presentation ceremony. However Kane Williamson was so engrossed with everything happening around, he did not wait for the sponsor to hand him the trophy.
Rather he himself lifted the trophy from the podium and turned to his teammates to celebrate. Cricketer BJ Watling was awarded a cheque for his superb batting, and he was flaunting with it. However the Kiwi skipper took the big cheque from his hand and threw it away.
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There was total cacophony all around
There was so much happening at the same time. The Oye Hoye Trophy sponsor was standing behind to hand the trophy to Williamson. The Uber person was present there to receive a signed ball.
Moreover there was presenter Ramiz Raja’s ‘doesn’t matter’ expression. He said that after Williamson took the trophy himself and walked back towards his team. All these incidents became a talking topic on social media.
In the match at one point New Zealand were reduced to 60/4 and were trailing Pakistan by 14 runs. From there skipper Williamson and Henry Nicholls turned the match around. Both of them scored individual centuries and stitched a partnership of 212 runs for the fifth wicket.
Pakistan were given a target of 280 runs and two and a half sessions to survive. But half of Pakistan’s lineup folded before lunch. Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and Babar Azam tried to save the game, but failed in their attempt. Pakistan were bundled for 156 and New Zealand registered a brilliant victory.
Here is the video of the incident:
— Danny Morrison Towers (@chadddtowers) December 8, 2018