New Zealand fans celebrate in ‘Dada’ Style as Blundell hits a Century

New Zealand fans celebrate in ‘Dada’ Style as Blundell hits a Century

New Zealand fans celebrate in ‘Dada’ Style as Blundell hits a Century(Pic Source: Twitter)

New Zealand opener Tom Blundell hit a marvellous century on Day 4 of 2nd test match of ongoing 3 match series between New Zealand and Australia. It was a very special moment for the New Zealand and their fans. Tom became the first Kiwi batsman to hit a ton at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). He scored 121 runs on 210 balls hitting 15 boundaries and was the last batsman to fall.When he scored century, New Zealand fans celebrated in ‘Dada’ style. They waved off their shirts in air to celebrate his ton, as was did by Sourav Ganguly (Dada) in NatWest series in 2002. Dada waved off his jersey in Lords’ pavilion when India won the NatWest series final against England in 2002.  However, this was the only happy occasion on day four as Australia win the match just before the stumps to take an unassailable lead of 2-0.

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Earlier, Australia declared their second innings on the score of 168-5 and set a target of 488. Australia give themselves enough time to bowl out New Zealand with almost two days remaining in the game. New Zealand, however did not have a great start of the chase as they were 35-3 in no time after losing wickets of Tom Latham 8(21), Kane Williamson 0(9) and Ross Taylor 2(4).

James Pattinson was the pick of the bowler as he picked up all the first 3 wickets and finished with the figures of 12-3-35-3. Off spinner Nathan Lyon supported him well as he ran through the middle and lower middle order on a 4th day pitch and ended claimed four wickets. Marnus Labuschagne picked the last wicket of the innings in the form of Tom Blundell.

As happened Australia registered a thumping win against New Zealand in the 2nd Test match of the series. The Aussies wrapped up the game before the end of the 4th day to claim the win by 247 runs. With this win, Australia took an unassailable lead of 2-0 in three match test series.

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