The Chappell-Hadlee trophy between the trans-tasmanian nations kicked off here today in Sydney cricket ground in a rather dull manner. Both the teams have gone old school with their jerseys as the retro kits is being used in this short 3 match ODI series.
The hosts are at the back of a terrible whitewash at the hands of rejuvenated Proteas lead by the young captain in Quinton de Kock. On the other hand, the visitors are at the back of a thumping series victory over the mighty Indians.
One of the most buzzing and feared word in the world at present is corona. The virus is escalating across the world in double quick time as most of the countries have stopped the travel Visa, such is the audacity of the disease.
Cricket stadium is one place where large amount of masses will gather to watch the match which in turn will increase the spread of virus to a great extent. As a result, the cricket boards have decided to play the game behind the closed doors without any crowd whatsoever.
With no crowds in the stands, the fielding team is finding it hard to get the balls if it is been hit into the stands. One such event happened in the ongoing ODI between Australia and New Zealand when the Australian captain Aaron Finch hit one into the stands off the bowling of Ish Sodhi.
The fast bowler Lockie Ferguson had no other way but to go himself and fetch the ball to throw it back into the field of play.
This reminded the gully cricket practice to the cricket fans around the world
The Aussies after having won the toss elected to bat first on an absolute belter of a wicket. Though the Kiwis are bolstered by the return of the tearaway quick Lockie Ferguson, the pitch literally has nothing to offer for the bowlers as the Australians are cruising along at the halfway mark.