Mitchell Santner is a prolific all-rounder and he has played some incredible innings for his team over the years. For his blistering knocks, he is regarded as one of the most dangerous lower batsmen and can be very lethal on a given day. Due to his innings of similar nature, he guided Northern Knights to win a match against Wellington Firebirds by 2-wickets at the Basin Reserve on Monday.
During the Super Smash League match at Basin Reserve, New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner was on roll and played an innings of 59 runs off 35 balls. His innings included six sixes and four fours. While the player was lauded all around for his knock, he also grabbed a lot of attention for one of the shots which went beyond the boundary and into the New Zealand Cricket Museum which is situated inside the ground. As a result, the ball broke the window of the Museum and landed inside. The video of which immediately went viral and was circulated widely.
Here’s the video:
"The ball is stuck in there, next time they go to open it they will find a white Kookaburra in there" 😂
— Spark Sport (@sparknzsport) January 24, 2022
If you wanted a display in the Museum, Mitchell, you could have just asked us 🙄🤣🤣
— New Zealand Cricket Museum (@NZCricketMuseum) January 24, 2022
While chasing a total of 168 runs, Knights suffered early blows as their opener Katene Clarke was dismissed after scoring four runs, reducing the team’s total to 1-4. But, Tim Seifert (32 off 15) and Mitchel Santer’s innings was vital for the team and ensured that the team emerged victorious in a must-win game. Santer’s innings brought the asking run rate down to under a run a ball by the time he was dismissed in the 15th over. Northern Knights suffered few blows at the end but still, their batters played some brave innings to sail the ship ahead and the visitors ultimately got home with three balls to spare.
The Northern Brave on Monday continued their unbeaten run heading into Saturday’s Super Smash grand final at Seddon Park in Hamilton. They defeated Wellington Firebirds by two wickets at the Basin Reserve on Monday and could face them again in the decider on their home ground at the end of the week. The Firebirds will first meet the Canterbury Kings in the elimination final on Thursday, on neutral territory at the University of Otago Oval in Dunedin.