England on Wednesday continued their hot run in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 and became the third team to qualify to the semi-finals of the quadrennial event following their thumping 119-run win over New Zealand at the Riverside Road in Chester-le-Street. England, who faced an unwanted slump in the middle, came back roaring by defeating India and New Zealand on the bounce and got their tickets to the knockout stages of the marquee event.
However, yesterday’s match was interrupted by an invader who stopped match for almost 5 long minutes. The incident took place at the 34th over of New Zealand’s innings. He took the advantage of break time and invaded the stands only to do bizarre stunts in front of thousands of people.
The securities took long time to appear in the ground to get rid off him. In that time the invader started to dance in front of New Zealand batsmen Tom Latham and Mitchell Santner. However, the securities waited for the man to stop instead of chasing him down which looked bit strange.
At one point, he also did a couple of somersaults on the pitch and the crowd did cheer back. The man lured the security guards in three times before running away, finally giving himself up after they stopped trying.
Video of the same trended in Internet with funny reactions. This is not the first time such thing is happening. Years back during a match of Australia, similar incident happened to which one of the batsman Symonds who was batting them reacted by knocking the invader down.
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Finally, The man was eventually hauled away by seven men and then broke free. He then weaved around security staff as they attempted to stop him before he was brought to the ground.
As far as the World cup tournament is concerned, England claimed the third spot in the World Cup points table with a comfortable win over New Zealand. Australia are still the table toppers and are likely to finish as the leaders. The defending champions are followed by frontrunners India, who are second with 13 points. New Zealand are fourth and most likely to seal the last semi-final spot. 1992 champions Pakistan, who will play their final game against Bangladesh are fifth with nine points in eight games.
Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma maintained his supremacy at the top of the run-getters chart in the 2019 World Cup. Australian bowler Mitchell Starc continued to lead the wicket-takers chart with an impressive tally of 24 wickets at the showpiece event.