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HILARIOUS: Twitterati Left In Splits As 'Sun' Stops Play During The First ODI Between New Zealand And India

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

Hack:

  • The sun was in the sights of the Indian batsmen, which forced a 30-min break during the second innings
  • Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan were out there at the middle when the sun, which was about to set, was too bright for the players' liking

It was a hilarious and equally bizarre moment for those present in Napier on Tuesday after the first ODI between New Zealand and India had a delay for about half an hour due to 'sun'.

Yes, you read that right! For once, it wasn't rain or bad light delaying the proceedings, it was the excessive sunlight!

The sun was in the sights of the Indian batsmen, which forced a 30-min break during the second innings. Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan were out there at the middle when the sun, which was about to set, was too bright for the players' liking.

Twitterati were left in splits and had hilarious reactions for the unprecedented situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prior to the stoppage of play, India were 43 for 1 after 10 overs, with skipper Kohli batting at 2 and Shikhar Dhawan at 29. The stoppage also resulted in the match becoming a 49-over game, and India's target came down from 158 to 157.

Earlier in the day, Virat Kohli and his men were asked to bowl first by Kane Williamson, and the visitors made sure that they left a mark in the very first match of the tour. Spearheaded by Mohammed Shami and the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, India bowled out the Kiwis for a mere 157.

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