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Cricket: Which confectionary helps ball-tampering - our investigation

Mints, caramels or jubes?

In the wake of Proteas' captain Faf du Plessis being fined his match fee for using confectionery-induced saliva to shine a cricket ball in the South Africa-Australia test series, the NZH Focus team wanted to find out which lolly, if any, makes a cricket ball swing more.

Faf du Plessis was fined his match fee for using confectionery-induced saliva to shine a cricket ball in the South Africa-Australia test series.
Faf du Plessis was fined his match fee for using confectionery-induced saliva to shine a cricket ball in the South Africa-Australia test series.

Laura McGoldrick and Andrew Alderson headed to the outdoor nets at Auckland's Victoria Park where a group of Grafton United Cricket Club bowlers put a series of sweets and a placebo under rigorous scrutiny.

Watch the video to see how our team got on.

Grafton players were enlisted to help.
Grafton players were enlisted to help.

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