As New Zealand resumed their first innings on Day 5 at a score of 101/2, they were set to take a commanding position in the WTC Final 2021. However, things did not exactly pan out as the Kiwis would have planned as they suffered a batting collapse and got bowled out on 249. Although they took a crucial 32-run lead, they could have had a bigger advantage had they not lost the wicket of their skipper Kane Williamson. However, the 30-year-old was himself to be blamed for his mistake, both while batting on Day 5 and during toss on Day 2.
What mistake did Kane do during the toss?
On verge of completing a brilliant half-century, Kane Williamson edged a ball off Ishant Sharma which went straight into the hands of Virat standing in the slip cordon. The Indian skipper took a comfortable catch to send his counterpart back to the pavilion but he must thank him for preparing him for this catch three days earlier.
During the toss on Day 2, Williamson had won the coin flip. As he walked towards the camera to talk to the presenters, he threw the mic towards Virat Kohli who showed good reflexes to catch it. A video showing the similarities between the two moments is now getting viral on social media and there is certainly a lot of resemblances.
The practice certainly helped Kohli as he took the catch quite comfortable on Tuesday. Notably, both the captains have led their sides from the front in difficult batting conditions in Southampton. While Kohli scored 44 in the first innings, Williamson played a 49-run knock. With the match expected to go down the wire on the reserve day, it will be interesting to see who among these two charismatic leaders come out on top on a crucial day.