The eagerness to steal a quick run can lead to some hilarious yet bizarre events on the field that immediately garner the attention of the fans. A similar incident was seen taking place during a recent European Cricket Series (ECS) match, which has left viewers in splits. Day in day-out cricket games throw up a thrilling contest, but often a brain fade moment also triggers a spark and becomes the talk of the town in no time.
A video, in particular, has been making rounds on social media from a contest between two sides in the ECS and has left fans delirious due to a comedy of errors. The teams involved in the fixture who was a part of the amusing incident were Overseas and Mater Dei.
Here is the video of the incident:
— That’s So Village (@ThatsSoVillage) November 7, 2022
Speaking about the match, Mater Dei managed to reach a score of 135 runs at the expense of just one wicket in their stipulated ten overs. Azeem Sathi played an unbeaten knock of 70 off 36 balls and Shrijay Patel’s 41 off just 15 balls guided the side to a mammoth total.
In response, the Overseas were no match for them as they ended up scoring just 73 runs for five wickets and lost the game by 62 runs.
In the video, a right-arm dibbly dobbly bowler delivers a fullish ball outside leg stump to a right-hander. While the batter fails to take advantage of it and gets a leading edge on the ball, the bowler runs forward to take the catch but fails to hold onto the sitter.
To make matters worse, while the two batters on the pitch were looking to take a sheep single, the bowler tried to run out the batter at the striker’s end with an underarm throw from an unmissable distance, but missed it too! The batter, who survived the runout scare raised both his hands in the air in elation following the hilarious incident.
Here is how Twitterati reacted to the hilarious incident:
Not sure why the batsman is cheering those errors, they still need 91 from 21 balls!
— Chris Gnapp (@Chris_Gnapp) November 8, 2022
I love that the batsman isn't satisfied with that carnage, and is actually, for a moment there, thining about running a second for the overthrow. 🤣
— Mark Everson 🇬🇧🇺🇦 (@MarkAEverson) November 7, 2022
First off – waaaaaay too many camera angles for a game of this standard 😂😂😂
— Luke du Toit (@Luke_du_Toit) November 7, 2022