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PremierLeague-News.Com - Nicholls is caught by Alex Lees after his boundary-destined effort deflects off team-mate Daryl Mitchell's bat at the non-striker's end
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! As if New Zealand hadn’t suffered more than their fair share of bad luck against England over the years, Henry Nicholls found himself the victim of one of the most bizarre dismissals you are ever likely to see on the opening day of the third Test at Headingley.In a chain of events that had echoes of Ben Stokes’ freak bat deflection in the closing stages of the 2019 World Cup Final, Nicholls was out on the stroke of tea despite middling the delivery from Jack Leach.A shot that might have gone for four was instead sent flying to Alex Lees at mid-off via an inadvertent deflection off the bat of Daryl Mitchell who was trying to get out of the way at the non-striker’s end.It left New Zealand on 123 for five at tea as England made a good start to their bid to wrap up a 3-0 series whitewash in Leeds.More from CricketStokes challenges England to become 'great entertainers' and secure New Zealand whitewash22 June, 2022Netherlands series has placed Eoin Morgan's future in even more doubt as poor run continues19 June, 2022The key numbers behind England's record-breaking ODI innings against Netherlands17 June, 2022Nicholls, though, will be cursing himself for a dismissal that must have brought back memories of Stokes’ game-changing stroke of luck against his team at Lord’s in 2019.With England needing nine to win from three balls, the all-rounder managed to score six by running two and then seeing Mitchell Santner’s throw from deep go for four more when it hit his bat as he was diving home.
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Given England needed a super over to win that tournament after the contest was tied, that deflection almost certainly cost the Black Caps the World Cup.Yet Nicolls, who scored 55 in that Lord’s final, couldn’t bemoan his luck earlier in the afternoon session at Headingley when he survived an lbw dismissal on four.He was given the benefit of the doubt by on-field umpire Marais Erasmus and the decision review system when it was generously ruled he had got an inside edge on a delivery from Matt Potts.
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