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Archer Faces Racial Insult During 1st Test Against NZ

Caribbean born English fast bowler Jofra Archer faced racial insults during the 1st test match between England and New Zealand at the Bay Oval. Archer took to his twitter handle to express his feelings about the incident.

Archer tweeted that it was disturbing to hear the racial insult while he was battling to save the test match for his side. England were trailing New Zealand by 262 runs in the second innings and were 7 wickets down when Archer came to the crease.

He alleges that someone from the crowd passed a racial comment on him which left him disturbed while batting. Archer further said that the atmosphere at the ground was otherwise fantastic and thanked the Barmy Army for turning out in numbers to support the English side.

Taking cognizance of the incident New Zealand Cricket (NZC) in an official statement on Monday, said it has zero tolerance towards racism and that they will be apologizing to Jofra Archer for the incident. The NZC would also be beefing up vigilance against such events for the rest of the tour.

The NZC would conduct an inquiry and investigation in the matter to bring out the culprit who has been spreading the racial remarks.

In regards to the performance, Archer provided resistance low down the order to the English innings with a 59 run partnership with Sam Curran for the 9th wicket apart from picking up the wicket of player of the match BJ Watling.

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New Zealand, however, were determined enough to take the match by an innings and 65 runs moving 1-0 up in the two-match series.

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