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Video: Harmanpreet Kaur caught napping in ODI vs New Zealand

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India’s Harmanpreet Kaur was caught napping in the third women’s ODI cricket match versus New Zealand and ended up losing her wicket at a crucial juncture in a rare stumping. 

The incident took place in the 28th over with India going strong. Batting on 13, Harmanpreet stepped out of the crease and played a delivery straight back to bowler Frances Mackay. Then instead of promptly getting back to her crease, the apparently distracted player just stood glued to the spot.

Mackay grabbed the opportunity and threw the ball directly to the wicketkeeper. Caught unawares, Harmanpreet dived back to regain her ground but the wicketkeeper beat her by a split second.

India ended up losing the match in Queenstown by three wickets and New Zealand have gone ahead with an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI series.