ENG vs NZ: Daryl Mitchell lands six in fan’s beer glass – watch
A cricket fan became a hit on the internet thanks to a glass of beer or a fallen glass of beer. Yes, you read it right. A woman fan was enjoying a beer on the first day of the second Test between New Zealand and England at the beautiful Trent Bridge ground in Nottingham when a shot from Daryl Mitchell ruined her moment. Daryl Mitchell was the batsman who hit the ball over the long field and that six fell straight into the beer of a startled female fan.
“It’s locked in a beer,” said one commentator after the all-rounder hit a six on the stands off Jack Leach in the 56th over of Trent Bridge.
The slow motion television repeat clearly showed the splashdown.
What a shot from Daryl Mitchell – hope he gets another pint… #ENGvsNZ pic.twitter.com/uDm7cu3RrN
— Ian McDougall (@IanMcDougall1) June 10, 2022
Susan – the woman who previously hit Daryl Mitchell’s pint – has been given a replacement by the Kiwi team ___#ENGvNZ pic.twitter.com/53ig2R5cML
— Barmy Army of England (@TheBarmyArmy) June 10, 2022
Nearby England seamer Matthew Potts signaled to his team-mates from the boundary what had happened, imbibing a glass and raising an imaginary pint.
Former England spin bowler Phil Tufnell quipped on BBC commentary, “Come on, Jack, shut him up. It’s doing a lot of damage to people drinking beer in the stands.” The Black Caps accepted the call and gave the fan a replacement pint.
The Twitter feed of the Barmy Army Supporters’ Club of England stated that the Black Caps had bought the fan a replacement pint.
Mitchell was the best batsman that day for the Black Caps as he ended the day in a strong position with New Zealand on 81 for 318/4. After England won the toss and asked the visitors to bat, New Zealand got off to a great start with openers Tom Latham (26) and Will Young (47) putting up 84 runs for the first wicket. Devon Conway (46) and Henry Nicholls (30) also played well before being dismissed. Mitchell and Tom Blundell will resume the innings on day 81 and 67. For England, Ben Stokes and James Anderson took 2 wickets each.