Kiwi stuns cricket world with incredible 'mystery ball'

New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner is the talk of the cricket world after bamboozling a batsman with a sensational 'mystery ball'.

Santner left Pakistani batsman Fakhar Zaman completely dumbfounded in the fourth ODI between the sides when he produced an incredible delivery that spun the wrong way and bowled him.

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The left-arm off-spinner managed to get the ball to spin like a leg break - or a chinaman delivery for a lefty - missing Fakhar's bat by a mile and knocking over his leg stump.

Santner celebrates his wicket. Image: Getty

As you can see in the video above, Santner held the ball almost like a baseball 'knuckleball', before delivering it out the front of his hand like a carrom ball you'd see from India's Ravi Ashwin.

"This looks like it's almost seamed," said one commentator.

Incredible! Image: Sky Sport NZ

"Its seamed and gone away!"

Fans and pundits took to social media with praise for Santner's efforts.






The match also saw a scary incident involving Pakistani batsman Shoaib Malik.

Malik was batting without a helmet late in Pakistan's innings when he was struck on the head by a throw from a fielder.

Malik required medical treatment on the field but was able to continue his innings.

A blazing 74 from Colin de Grandhomme saw New Zealand to victory, celebrating Ross Taylor's milestone match with a five-wicket victory in Hamilton.

De Grandhomme arrived at the crease with the Black Caps, who had already sealed the five-match series, in some trouble at Seddon Park.

But the all-rounder delivered in a big way, making 74 off 40 balls – his half-century coming off 25 – to take the game away from Pakistan, seeing New Zealand celebrate Taylor's 200th ODI with a win.

New Zealand reached their target of 263 with five wickets and 25 balls to spare to extend their winning streak to 11.

with agencies