CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 23rd Jan, 2017 ) : New Zealand tail-ender Neil Wagner learnt a harsh lesson Monday that grounding the bat is not enough to avoid being run out. The bat, or part of the batsman, must still be touching the ground when the bails come off. New Zealand took a 65-run first innings lead over Bangladesh on the fourth morning of the second Test in Christchurch when they were all out for 354 following Wagner's dismissal for 26.
He had completed two runs with Trent Boult and grounded the bat as he passed the crease. But in the fleeting moment when wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan whipped the bails off he was mid-stride with neither foot on the ground and had lifted the bat. The on-field umpires sought a video review and third umpire Marais Erasmus ruled he was out. New Zealand had resumed the day at 260 for seven with Henry Nicholls leading the side into profitable territory before he was bowled for 98, ending a 57-run stand with Wagner. APP/AFP/anm