Nov 30, 2022, 11:55 IST

Watch! New Zealand comes up with a half hearted DRS appeal to dismiss Deepak Hooda as Twitter reacts


India and New Zealand finally got down to play the final ODI of the short Indian tour. The game began under a huge cloud of doubt as there were rains to begin with. The toss got done in time as the gloomy weather gave away to bright sunshine.

New Zealand came into the game with a 1-0 lead after a 7 wicket win at Eden Park on Friday. The 2nd game on Sunday was washed away due to rain at Hamilton and it was important for India to win this game to tie the series at 1-1.

The story as it happened –

New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl first under the early overcast conditions at Hagley Oval at Christchurch. India went in with the same team, which meant that Hooda kept his place ahead of Sanju Samson.

Deepak Hood falls to a curious DRS call –

Bowing the 4th ball of the 34th over, Tim Southee bowled one short down the leg side to Deepak Hooda. The 28 year old went for a pull and the ball was collected by Tom Latham down the leg side as the umpire called it a wide.

While the cameras panned to the long shot of the Hagley Oval, the Kiwis were quick to go up for a DRS call. In what looked like a regular appeal, it came back with a huge reward for the home team. it was seen that Deepak Hooda, had got a huge nick behind off his glove. The 3rd umpire had the decision reversed and Hooda was back on his way to the hut for 12 off 25 balls.

India dismissed for 219 –

Washington Sundar led the way with the bat with his first half century. Sundar, scored 51 off 64 balls with 5 fours and a six. Shreyas Iyer was playing well till rush of blood had seen him get dismissed for 49 off 59 balls with 8 fours to his name.

For the home team, Adam Milne with 3/57 was the lead wicket taker while, Daryl Mitchell picked 3/25. Tim Southee picked 2 wickets as Lockie Ferguson and Mitchell Santner picked a wicket each to bowl out India for 219.

Twitter reacts to the DRS call –

The Cricket fans took to Twitter to make their voices heard about the DRS call sent above and you can read all the tweets below.