Jofra Archer upset by ‘disturbing racial abuse’ in England defeat to New Zealand
England bowler Jofra Archer has claimed he was subjected to racial abuse by a spectator while batting in the first Test defeat to New Zealand.
Archer, who played with a second-innings 30 as England were defeated at Mount Maunganui, blamed the alleged abuse to”one man” from the audience in Bay Oval, where New Zealand won by an innings and 65 runs.
“A bit disturbing hearing racial insults today whilst fighting to help save my team,” the 24-year-old mentioned on Twitter.
“The crowd was been amazing this week except for this one guy, the Barmy Army was good as usual also.”
England had begun the day by seven wickets before a flurry of wickets midway through the day session broke their resistance as they appeared to bat out for a draw on.
Archer (30) then combined with Sam Curran (29no) to postpone the inevitable using a ninth-wicket rack of 59, however, the hosts take a 1-0 lead into the second Test of the two-match series.
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