New Zealand escaped an embarrassing clean sweep by England as the host notched up a nail-biting thriller by just a run in the 2nd Test at Hobart on Tuesday. While the match turned extremely dramatic on the field with every over and the whole attention was in the middle, an English fan hogged the limelight because of her interesting proposal.
It was Day 4 of the 2nd Test when a hilarious event transpired at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. A woman, who, accompanied by her husband carried a placard to flaunt her admiration for a certain ‘Ben.’ The quote on the board read, “Ben, my boyfriend is here to see the cricket. I am here to see you.” As the broadcaster’s camera captured the moment, commentators were left scratching their heads, wondering the proposal was for which Ben.
One of the commentators even cracked a joke on-air saying, “Now the biggest question is which Ben? Then the camera went on to show all three of ‘Ben’ in England's squad. After Ben Foakes and Ben Duckett, the camera panned toward England skipper Ben Stokes, and the captain stole the show with his reaction. Stokes, after spotting himself on the giant screen, nodded his head for a while before shifting his focus to the game.
Talking about the 2nd Test, New Zealand made a remarkable comeback in the match after getting bundled out for 209 runs in their first innings. However, England asked New Zealand to follow on, but the host bounced back well as they scored 483 runs on the back of a crucial century from Kane Williamson (132). Tom Latham and Devon Conway too batted brilliantly.
England came out hard in their last innings but went on to suffer a massive collapse, in the end. James Anderson almost had the job done for England before Neil Wagner blew away England’s final wicket.