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New Zealand batsman Mark Chapman gets dismissed in bizarre fashion

In the midst of a run fest in a tri-series T20 match between Australia and New Zealand in Auckland, Kiwi batsman Mark Chapman was dismissed in a very bizarre fashion

cricket Updated: Feb 16, 2018 16:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Mark Chapman’s helmet flies right into the stumps during the New Zealand vs Australia T20 tri-series match in Auckland on Friday.( screengrab)

In a run-fest that took place between Australia and New Zealand on Friday at the Eden Park in Auckland, Kiwis’ batsman Mark Chapman did not have any luck in his kitty while the others made merry.

The contest on Friday marked yet another example of batting-friendly wickets being merciless on bowlers, with Australia’s Andrew Tye New Zealand’s Ben Wheeler producing some of the costliest spells ever (4-0-64-2 and 3.1-0-64-0, respectively).

New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill became the leading run-scorer in T20Is when he smashed a 54-ball 105, decorated with nine sixes and six boundaries to power New Zealand to their joint highest total of 243/6. Australia, however, achieved the highest run-chase in T20I history when they won by five wickets.

In the midst of the run fest, Chapman had no such luck at No 4 when his innings was over in a bizarre manner, witnessed only a few times in cricket history.

A bouncer from Australia’s pacer Billy Stanlake knocked off Chapman’s helmet off his head, which went on to hit the wickets, ending his innings in a strange manner.

For those uninitiated, Chapman recently joined the list of those players who represented more than one country in international cricket. Chapman, who has played 20 T20Is so far in his career, out of which 18 have been for Hong Kong. And yet to make his ODI appearance for New Zealand, Chapman played two ODIs for Hong Kong in 2015.

First Published: Feb 16, 2018 15:39 IST