Mark Chapman has made it a habit to hit the headlines. Earlier this month, Chapman had asked Hong Kong not to consider him for the ICC World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe next month. He had commitments for Auckland in the New Zealand domestic competition. A week later, he played for New Zealand in the tri-nation T20 series. In the process Chapman became the sixth cricketer to appear for more than one nation in T20Is, after Ed Joyce, Luke Ronchi, Dirk Nannes, Boyd Rankin and Roelof van der Merwe. Debuting for New Zealand, he showed little nerves as he struck 2 sixes against England to slam a 13-ball 30.

In his second outing, for his father’s nation, Chapman’s innings was cut short for 16, courtesy a vicious bouncer from Billy Stanlake. The ball struck the helmet which slipped off the head and fell on stumps. Old-timers were probably reminded of the Brett Lee doing the same to Adam Parore nearly two decades ago.

New Zealand posted 243 for 6 in their 20 overs. In reply, Australia completed the chase with seven balls to spare. Australia’s 245 for 5 is the highest successful chase in T20s.