On Day 3 of the ongoing Pink-Ball Test in Perth, Australian skipper Tim Paine, who isn’t having his best time with the willow for quite a while now, got dismissed by a peach of a delivery from New Zealand pacer Tim Southee.
Coming out to bat at No. 7, Paine had to see off the pink-ball, which was swinging and troubling the batsmen before the end of the day’s play. The right-hander, however, lasted for only two balls as he completely misjudged the length of the delivery to see his stumps get rattled.
Cricket Australia posted the video on its official Twitter handle.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 14, 2019
While Paine remained clueless and walked back to the pavilion on duck, Southee was ecstatic for producing a gem of a delivery to remove the Aussie captain.
At stumps, Australia were 167/6 in their second innings. Batting first, the hosts managed 416 riding on Marnus Labuschagne’s 143. In reply, Kiwis were bundled out for a paltry 166 and are trailing behind ever since.