Bloody Black Cap cops a sore one

Odd Balls January 23, 2013, 2:44 pm

The Black Caps won their first ever ODI series in South Africa after a spirited victory against the Proteas this morning.

But one of the players may have some different memories after a howler in the field.

Step forward substitute fielder Ronnie Hira:

The Black Caps star was lobbed a ball from keeper Brendon McCullum and let it straight through his hands and on to his nose, causing the claret to flow.

Despite suggestions the low sun may have been to blame it was clear on the replay that Hira just failed to get his hands behind the ball.

Hira was helped off the field, meaning the dropped Rob Nicol had to replace the substitute.

Hopefully the pain is forgotten about as the celebrations continue in the republic.

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  1. kerry john m08:53am Thursday 24th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    so where is TOM now/I knew he was a tosser !!!!!!

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  2. Lisa05:47pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Where's Mr Patel? I heard only 2 other teams apart from us have beaten SA at home in a series and neither one of them were India! :)

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  3. Idiots05:38pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    If ODI's didn't count they wouldn't be played nor would there be a world cup for them. Additionally, if ODI's didn't count then neither do ODI losses; though I'm sure the plonkers would be out in force if they lost (and certainly will be back to their childish ways should we lose the third ODI).

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  4. Perplexed05:38pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I know,Um looky at Meeeeeeeee? Um hey I reckuium that hanksass is greticd ah???? Not real.& to prove it. These no bag???????????

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  5. Lisa05:25pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Looks like ODI' s n T20's are our forte at the mo ....my fav 2 forms of the game :) I still can't believe they won the series!! Freekin wicked!! Imagine a 3-0 whitewash... Just when you think there's no hope look what happens :)

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  6. Perplexed05:12pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    But? yu love men Hank???????? what yu on? That hession fulla might be whorth a shot, mind yu may strangle it hangingon ah. Yu could become a hero. Owwww hangon yu are ah?

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  7. Hank Moody05:08pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    It's sticky Per especially in this hot weather. Still the ladies luv a chap in a thong

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  8. Kiwirich05:08pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    winston,what do you mean "ODI's dont count"This is the first time a kiwi team has beaten Sth Africa in a series.Prior to this series NZ has only ever won 2 ODI's in Sth Africa.I think we need to celebrate this historic win.Sure its well overdue but they're effort in the field was sublime,the bowling was very tight,they gave away few scoring opportunities and 5 run outs speak for themselves,fantastic.Im far from a fan Of Guptils batting and he failed yet again but his fielding was world class today.Enjoy your beers boys,you deserve them

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  9. Perplexed05:06pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Hope yu not stangling yuself Hank? I thinbk yu sucked yu string in ah?????

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  10. Hank Moody05:02pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    All those investigation into NZC- what now! Same old Black Caps some they win.. more they lose- been going on for years, regardless who is coach or who is CEO.

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