Kiwi bowler Neil Wagner was involved in a wacky moment of good sportsmanship during an English County cricket match yesterday.

Wagner, bowling for Essex in their match against Middlesex, chased a ball towards mid-off as John Simpson and Stevie Eskinazi attempted a quick single and ended up bowling over Simpson on his route.

It resulted in a run-out, but Essex withdrew their appeal after evaluating the situation.


Middlesex are in control of the four day match on day three at Lord's.

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Essex will start the final day on 19-0, chasing 452 to win.

Wagner signed with Essex for the first half of the 2017 County Championship season and One-Day Cup.

The 30-year-old has played 27 Tests for the Black Caps and had a spell with Lancashire this summer.