The first Test match centurion and New Zealand wicket-keeper Tom Blundell took the team van to get back to his home as he defined his simplicity. Tom Blundell had scored a fine century in the first Test on his debut and had become the first Kiwi wicketkeeper to do so. Blundell scored an unbeaten 107 off 180 balls which included 13 boundaries and one maximum.
The New Zealand gloveman was able to justify his selection after he was given the chance. Tom Blundell is all set to play in the second Test match as well, as regular wicket-keeper BJ Watling is nursing a hip injury and he will have to sit out of the final Test match against Windies.
New Zealand will like to continue their domination.
Blundell took his kit and the stumps as a souvenir to his place. The right-hander was able to make most of the opportunity in the first Test and would like to continue his dream start in the International arena. Meanwhile, Tim Southee who had to miss the first Test because of the birth of his child will return to the Black Caps squad.
New Zealand had dominated the first Test as they had won it by an innings and 67 runs and would like to continue their good show. Neil Wagner was the chief destroyer in the first innings as the fast bowler had scalped seven wickets for just 39 runs when he peppered the tourist’s batters with short stuff. Wagner was also awarded the Man of the Match for his fine performance.
The second Test will be played at Hamilton from December 9. Blackcaps Twitter handler tweeted, “What do you do after scoring a century on debut to help win a Test for your country? Walk home in your whites carrying a match stump & get caught by the team van … of course 😂 @TomBlundellNZ – you’re a beaut 👌”.
Here is the Tweet:
What do you do after scoring a century on debut to help win a Test for your country?
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 4, 2017