Watch: New Zealand team bursts into laughter as Daryl Mitchell asks to review ball middled by Dushmantha Chameera
New Zealand are facing Sri Lanka in their last league game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
New Zealand have been dominating the game against Sri Lanka at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. New Zealand need to win against Sri Lanka somehow to almost qualify for the semi-finals and fix their semi-finals clash against India at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Kiwi bowlers are running high in confidence as they got Sri Lanka 8 down inside the first half of the game.
Soon after Sri Lanka’s 8th wicket, a comedy of errors happened in the game. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson took a bizarre review against Dushmanth Chameera. It was suggested by the all-rounder Daryl Mitchell, who was confident of a wicket and took Kiwi captain into confidence, but it all ended with a sheepish smile from everyone in the New Zealand huddle. Dushmanth Chameera stayed at the crease for nine overs.
Daryl Mitchell convinced Kiwi skipper
Chamika Karunaratne perished in the 24th over, and Dushmanth Chameera arrived as Sri Lankan number 10 batter. Ferguson delivered a full ball that took the inside edge of Chameera’s bat and then hit the pad. Ferguson and Latham went up in appeal, but soon they realized it and stopped their appeal. Kiwi all-rounder, Daryl Mitchell, was confident enough to relook at the decision, and they went upstairs. It was a horrendous review from Kiwis.
After watching the replay on the big screen, Mitchell turned his face away from the huddle and had a smile. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson also hid his face from his hand to control his laugh at the review. The big screen showed a huge inside edge of Chameera’s bat before the ball hit his pads. New Zealand players also burst out laughing at the review. Sanjay Manjarekar also took a sly dig at Mitchell and said, “What did Daryl Mitchell see?” while commentating.
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