NZ v ENG 2019: WATCH – Denly drops a sitter in second Test; Root terms it as ‘one-off goober’

New Zealand drew the second Test in Hamilton and clinched the series 1-0.

Joe Denly reacts after the dropping the catch of Kane Williamson | Getty

Centuries from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor ensured New Zealand drew the second Test against England in Hamilton on Tuesday (December 3), sealing a 1-0 series win.

From the cricketing aspect, there wasn’t much exciting action on the final day as the last two sessions got rained out. However, Joe Denly dropping a sitter made it to the headlines.

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During the 54th over of the Kiwi innings, Williamson lobbed a Jofra Archer delivery straight towards Denly at short mid-wicket. But to the surprise of fans and players alike, Denly fumbled the ball and eventually grassed it.

Addressing the press conference after the match, England skipper Joe Root termed the drop catch as ‘one-off goober’.

“It was a one-off goober. We worked very hard to try and create chances on a very flat wicket and they don’t come around very often. It’s very frustrating and I’m sure Joe (Denly) will not hear the end of it for a long while,” Root said.

Cricket fans on Twitter too trolled Denly by labelling the dropped chance as worst in cricket history.

Here are some of the reactions:



By Salman Anjum - 03 Dec, 2019

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