Supporter sees Daryl Mitchell blast the ball into their PINT at Trent Bridge


At least someone can hold onto their catches! Supporter sees Daryl Mitchell blast the ball into their PINT at Trent Bridge as England toil on a difficult afternoon in Nottingham

  • Daryl Mitchell takes on Jack Leach and his enormous six ends up in a pint glass
  • Fan in the stands appears to be caught unawares with the ball heading for them
  • England struggle in Nottingham after winning the toss and deciding to bowl

A cricket supporter enjoying a drink in front of the Test match at Trent Bridge was dealt a nasty surprise when a ball blasted by Daryl Mitchell ended up in their pint. 

The New Zealand batsman was taking the game to England spinner Jack Leach on a difficult afternoon for the hosts and one of his numerous boundary-finding shots amazingly ended up in the drink of a supporter watching on. 

England’s bold approach under Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum has been praised, but New Zealand found joy in the attacking fields, with the Black Caps recording 20 boundaries prior to lunch alone. 

England’s bowlers’ efforts were not rewarded on a difficult day in the field for McCullum’s side, with them dropping four presentable chances across the day. 

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Daryl Mitchell took the game to England – with one of his shots ending up in a pint cup

Mitchell, a centurion in last week’s Lord’s Test, followed the lead of those above him in the order and took the initiative to England. 

With Stokes turning to Leach for a bit of inspiration, Mitchell found joy in the off-spinner and launched the Somerset player back over his head for six. 

On a day packed full of boundaries, it seemed rather innocuous before the tv cameras picked up that the ball had in fact landed in the pint cup of a supporter. 

The supporter in the stands appeared to be unaware that the ball was haring towards their area of the ground, appearing nonplussed when they realised what had just occurred. 

The Lord's centurion once again impressed and built an impressive score for New Zealand

The Lord’s centurion once again impressed and built an impressive score for New Zealand

England's slip fielders struggled on Friday at Trent Bridge, dropping a number of chances

England’s slip fielders struggled on Friday at Trent Bridge, dropping a number of chances

The contents of his cup splashed all over them and those around to the hilarity of those watching on from out of the splash zone. 

England’s players were forced to find the funny side in the incident, despite the fact that they had worked hard to get the ball swinging all afternoon and it had finally began to talk for them shortly before the incident. 

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Following its landing in the pint cup, however, all of England’s hard work on trying to get it to swing appeared to become undone with the leather not reacting well to getting wet. 

Joe Root dropped two chances himself, one regulation and one more difficult opportunity

Joe Root dropped two chances himself, one regulation and one more difficult opportunity

Daryl Mitchell (L) and Tom Blundell (R) once again put on a key partnership for New Zealand

Daryl Mitchell (L) and Tom Blundell (R) once again put on a key partnership for New Zealand

Thereafter, Mitchell and Tom Blundell, the combination that threatened to take the game away from England in the first Test of the series last week, piled on the runs and enjoyed another century stand. 

When Mitchell launched Leach back over his head and into the pint in question, he was on 28 with his partner in the middle on 14. England toiled but could remove neither, with Mitchell ending the day 81 not out and Blundell 67 not out. 

England will hope their fortunes turn on Saturday, while the fan will be hoping for a drier day at the cricket in future. 

The umpire was forced to dry the ball when it eventually returned to the field of play

The umpire was forced to dry the ball when it eventually returned to the field of play

The New Zealand middle order batsman has been the pick of their players so far this summer

The New Zealand middle order batsman has been the pick of their players so far this summer

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