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Watch: ‘Full pint’ – Six sends spectator’s drink flying

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: There was an amusing moment during the first day of the second England-New Zealand Test, with a Daryl Mitchell six sending a spectator’s drink flying.

The blow came in the 56th over of the Black Caps’ innings, with Mitchell in the midst of building a game-changing stand with Tom Blundell. He skipped down the pitch to Jack Leach and lofted the left-arm spinner back down the ground.

Slow-motion replays revealed that the strike had caught a fan unawares, smashing their drink. England quick Matthew Potts, looking to retrieve the ball, signalled as to what had happened.

The incident, while unusual, is not unprecedented. During a Test between England and New Zealand at Lord’s in 2004 the ball landed in a fan’s pint glass, with Andrew Flintoff comically licking the ball after it was returned to the field.

According to the Barmy Army, the spectator’s pint was replaced by the New Zealand team.

Watch the six send a pint flying below:


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