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Streaker Interrupts England vs New Zealand Clash at Durham

Cricketnext Staff |July 4, 2019, 3:45 AM IST
Streaker Interrupts England vs New Zealand Clash at Durham

A rather bizarre incident occurred in the 34th over of England’s ICC World Cup 2019 group stage encounter against New Zealand at Durham on Wednesday, as a streaker took advantage of a break in play to run onto the field and interrupt proceedings briefly.

Spectators and players watched on in bemusement as the streaker played to the galleries, with New Zealand batsmen Tom Latham and Mitchell Santner trying to strategize about what they must do next in order to chase down the target. However, they couldn’t really get much strategizing done, given that the ground security came on to the ground trying to catch the pitch invader.

At one point, he also did a couple of somersaults on the pitch, at which point, the crowd did cheer back, but the party was short-lived as he made his way back to the boundary ropes.

He was later held by security personnel at the ground, before play could finally resume. ‘Barely’ an issue, then?​

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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