Social media users posted videos of spectators holding the Indian flags at the Churchill concourse of the SCG.
One user also commented how many Indians were present in the stadium, some of them donning New Zealand jerseys.
Allen hit Afridi directly to the mid on for a first ball four. He got out by LBW in the next ball, but the review revealed that there is a significant inside edge. However, Afridi had his man on the third ball, in the most similar manner. Allen reviewed once more, but this time he had walk back because Ultraedge showed no bat involved.
Devin Conway survived a close call in the second over, with the ball missing the stumps by a whisker. However, he couldn’t captilize on the lifeline, getting run out. It was a risky single, and Shadab Khan’s direct hit send him back to the pavilion.
Mohammad Nawaz then took the important wicket of in form batter Glenn Phillips to reduce New Zealand to 49/3. However, theyn Darryl Mitchell and Kane Williamson helped rebuiled the Kiwis’ innings. Their half century stand was broken by Afridi, who bowled the skipper. Mitchell’s unbeaten 53 and Williamson’s innings of 46 off 42 took New Zealand to 152/4.