Sam Billings had a “crazy” catch in Test 3 ENG vs NZ.© Twitter
In the recent past, England have had little chance of participating in Test cricket, but a change in leadership has seen their fortunes flourish. With Brendon McCullum appointed head coach and Ben Stokes given the Test captaincy, things seem to be going in the direction of England. Their new brand of cricket has received widespread praise and the results have gone their way as well. The lady’s luck also appeared to be on the British side, as witnessed on Day 4 of the third and final Test at Headingley, Leeds.
In the second round of New Zealand, Neil Wagner was fired in an unusual fashion when the keeper took over Sam Billingswho only played on Sunday as a Covid substitute for Ben Foakesgrasp an edge Jack Leach fit between his legs.
The ball went to a thick edge and bounced off Billings’ body and fortunately for him was tucked between his knees.
Watch: Sam Billings’ “crazy catch” to knock Neil Wagner out on day 4 of test 3 England vs New Zealand
A crazy catch!
– Brother Cricket (@englandcricket) June 26, 2022
Billings replaced Ben Foakes, who tested positive for COVID-19.
Foakes did not play Tuesday afternoon at Headingley after complaining of a stiff back, but later tested positive after testing at the team hotel.
Jonny Bairstowwho spent a large part of his Test career holding wickets, famous after the stumps in the second half of New Zealand but Billings, who made his Test debut in the final game of a losing streak in the Ashes series in Australia, was drafted to take over the rest of the match.
(With AFP input)
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