'What a grub': Fans fume over Kiwi 'dog' act

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

New Zealand bowler Tim Southee has ruffled some feathers in the cricket world after pegging the pink ball at Joe Burns without an apology.

Australia were 0/33 when opener Burns blocked the quick’s ball right back at him.

New Zealand quick Tim Southee lost control and chucked the ball at Joe Burns. (Image: Fox Sports)

But a fired-up Southee wanted to let the opener know the gloves were off and quickly collected the ball and pelted it at the stumps.

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The ball caught Burns by surprise and hit him above the pads.

Southee stared down Burns, but fans on social media ripped into the NZ quick for not apologising.

Boult ruled out

New Zealand’s bowling depth will face a massive examination after Trent Boult was ruled out of the first Test against Australia.

The Black Caps remained hopeful their star pace bowler would feature after coming through a Wednesday night net session seemingly unscathed.

Battling to overcome a side strain to face Australia in the day-night Test in Perth, Boult bowled for around 20 minutes at high intensity in the Optus Stadium nets.

But he was ruled out prior to the toss.