Lockie Ferguson had a good day with the ball in hand during the first ODI between Australia and New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. The first ODI is being played in an empty SCG stadium due to the outbreak of COVID-19 which has spread its tentacles all over the world and even the Kiwi pacer had a tough time as well during the first innings of the contest when the Kiwis were fielding.
It had so happened that on the very first ball of the 19th over, Australian limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch had dispatched Ish Sodhi's delivery into the stands. However, as there were no people in the stands, one of the players had to go to the crowd area and throw the ball back to the field and it was Lockie Ferguson who did the needful. He went into the stands and was seen fetching the ball which he eventually got and then he threw it back to the field. The video was posted by Cricket Australia on their official Twitter handle. Take a look.
Ferguson finished with figures of 2/60 in his 9 overs at an economy rate of 6.67.
Aussie openers David Warner and Aaron Finch added 124 runs for the opening stand after winning the toss and electing to bat first. The southpaw top-scored for the visitors with 67 while captain Finch and youngster Marnus Labuchagne registered scores of 60 and 56 respectively as the former world champions posted a fighting total of 258/7 in their 50 overs.