New Zealand cricketer Trent Boult reminded the fans of Steve Smith with his defensive batting technique during the ongoing first Test match against England at the Lord’s Cricket Stadium. Boult copied Smith’s one-legged opened-up defense against Matthew Potts.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat first. However, their batters could not take advantage of the toss. They were bowled out for 132 runs in the first innings. During the course of the innings, Trent Boult’s hilarious defense left the fans in splits.
In the thirty-sixth over, Matthew Potts bowled a short of a length delivery, which boult backed away to defend. His unusual defensive shot reminded the fans of Australian cricketer Steve Smith. The video went viral on social media, with fans terming it as a tribute to Smith on his birthday.
Watch the video here:
Steve Smith Who ? Boy its Trent Boult 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/l8pd916iwR
— Taimoor Zaman (@taimoorze) June 2, 2022
Boult is loving his time on the pitch atm.
Giving Smith a tribute on his birthday by shouting "No run" and "Not now"#ENGvsNZ
— Rushil (@rushilthefirst) June 2, 2022
England and New Zealand pacer shine in the first innings of the first test
Veteran England pacers James Anderson and Stuart Broad made a brilliant comeback to the test team. Anderson took four wickets, Broad dismissed the in-form Devon Conway. Debutant Matthew Potts too impressed everyone at the Lord’s as he took four wickets in the first innings.
In reply to New Zealand’s 132 runs, the England batters too did not make much of an impact. They managed to take a nine runs lead, scoring 141 runs in their first innings. Trent Boult picked three wickets, while Tim Southee was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets.
Meanwhile, New Zealand is 140 runs for four down in their second innings. Both the openers Tom Latham and Will Young along with skipper Kane Williamson and Devon Conway are back in the hut. Potts has picked two wickets till now in the second innings. New Zealand is leading by 131 runs, with Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell at the crease.