The strange incident occurred during the third and final series test between New Zealand and England. The dismissal of New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls was one of the most unfortunate dismissals in history. In the third test match between England and New Zealand, the Kiwi team won the toss and decided to bat first. This decision of Kane Williamson proved wrong in the beginning as opener Tom Latham was dismissed for zero.
After this, the rest of the batters also got a start, but they could not convert their start into a big score, and at one point, the Kiwi team lost five wickets at the score of 123. Henry Nicholls got out in the most unlucky way on these five wickets. When Nicholls was dismissed, even bowler Jack Leach could not believe that he had got the wicket.
In fact, in the final over before the tea break, left-arm spinner Jack Leach was hit in the air towards mid-on by Nicholls, but the ball hit the non-striker’s end Daryl Mitchell bat, and the ball went into Alex Lees’s hands. Seeing what happened, neither Nichols nor Jack Leach understood anything, but the players of England started celebrating.
Now, if we look at the rules related to fair catch, rule 126.96.36.199 says that if the ball hits the wicket, touches the umpire, touches another fielder or touches another batsman and goes into the hands of the fielder, then it is caught out. According to the rules, Nicholls was out, but it can be called an unfortunate wicket of history.
What on earth!? 😅🙈
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 23, 2022
At stumps on the first day, New Zealand were 225 for five. Daryl Mitchell (78) and Tom Blundell (45) are at the crease.