Bizarre dismissal! The batsman was given out after the ball got stuck in the wicketkeeper’s helmet. Watch


A bizarre dismissal during a European cricket match.© Twitter

The game of cricket has evolved beautifully over the years. While it has seen a huge leap from the financial point of view and is still growing, the performance of the players is also developing at a rapid pace. Nowadays batting has become more innovative and effective and to match it, so has bowling. Fielding, another important part of the cricket game, has also become advanced. What might have been a sensational or attention-grabbing endeavor decades ago is now a routine task. Amidst all this, cricket never forgets to give us funny and quirky moments again and again.

One such moment was seen during a European cricket match when a batsman was out in a strange manner.

While trying to hit a short shot, the batsman was hit by the ball which got stuck in the wicketkeeper’s hamstring. The batsman was declared out and the fielding team was laughing and enjoying the gift.

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Talking about the world of cricket, Shafali Verma smashed an inexperienced Malaysian attack with a brilliant 67 off 39 balls as India won the women’s cricket competition at the Asian Games on the basis of a better ICC ranking after Thursday’s quarter-final. Reached the semi-finals. Abandoned due to rain.

The match was reduced to 15 overs-a-side and India scored a huge score of 173 runs for 2 wickets thanks to Shafali, captain Smriti Mandhana’s 27 runs in 16 balls and Jemimah Rodrigues’ 47 runs in 29 balls. Richa Ghosh’s cameo of 21 runs in 7 balls was like a cherry on the cake.

It was going to be almost impossible for Malaysia to even think of crossing the 100-run mark, leave alone chasing the target, which was revised to 177 as per the DLS method.

Malaysia played only two balls but heavy rain spoiled the play and the match had to be abandoned.

India are the top-seeded Asian team in the competition as per the ICC rankings as of June 1.

On slow decks, Malaysia captain Winifred Duraisingam decided to field and his team was disappointed by poor fielding as he dropped a few catches.

Malaysia’s bowling did not have enough edge to trouble the Indian batsmen.

The lack of pace in her balls forced Shafali to walk down the track to face the ball early. At the other end, Mandhana got some full toss balls which were sent to all corners of the ground.

Mandhana was out after the opening pair had put on 59 runs within the powerplay when she tried to pull a ball that was bowled by spinner Mahira Ezzati Ismail on the full side.

Shafali’s innings contained five sixes in addition to four fours and mostly in the area between square leg and deep mid-wicket, apart from a straight six which took her to a well-compiled half-century.

Rodrigues also looked in good form and hit six fours and added 86 runs for the second wicket with Shafali.

Shafali also suffered an injury on her right hand when she could not avoid a back-drive from a powerful bowler from Rodrigues and required immediate taping.

She got a reprieve in the deep off the ball of Mas Alissa, but soon afterwards she was caught in front.

Richa came and hit four fours in the 15th and last over of the innings, taking India beyond 170 runs.

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