Botched celebrations and Martin's feat

Plays of the Day from the second day of the third Test between India and New Zealand in Nagpur.

updated: November 21, 2010 14:29 IST
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Celebration blooper of the day
Wicket-celebrations of bowlers are fun to watch. Some leap for joy, some keep running to nowhere, some even abuse, some pump their fist, and some just walk on expressionless. When Ishant Sharma removed his IPL captain Brendon McCullum this morning, he decided to jump for joy. Understandable, as he had seen an edge carry to the third man boundary just the previous delivery. The jump was alright but the landing wasn't. He stuttered, swayed, stumbled and somehow managed to avoid falling flat on his backside. Soon, he sported a sheepish smile when surrounded by his giggling team-mates.

Curtailed celebration part deux of the day
It wasn't quite a blooper. Daniel Vettori had just held a return catch after beating Virender Sehwag in flight. The context demanded a big celebration: Sehwag had smacked Vettori for a six, carved him inside-out for a four and was going after him in some style when he fell. Vettori took the catch, took a step forward and collapsed, clutching his thigh. He had perhaps strained it. Concerned team-mates rushed towards him and joy had briefly evaporated from the little big moment.

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