On Day 2 of the ongoing test between India and New Zealand, being played at the Green Park, Kanpur, the Kiwi captain Kane Williamson survived one of the bizarre dismissal in International cricket.
Batting on 40 in the 32nd over of the New Zealand innings, Williamson took his guard to face Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.
Ashwin flighted the ball outside off and prompted Williamson to come down the track to play the delivery. But the Kiwi batsman didn’t reached the pitch of the ball and was in no position when the ball turned and bounced back after pitching.
The ball did hit Williamson’s helmet, a very rare sight for the spin bowler and immediately, one of his two protective back-flaps in the rear of the helmet came flying off.
The batsman and the close-in fielders looked at the stumps and for a while everyone felt that some part of the helmet was going to hit the stumps. But no, the Kiwi skipper had lastly survived from being dismissed in an awkward manner.
Had the bails been dislodged, Williamson would have to walk back to the pavilion as it is clearly mentioned in the rules of the game.