Fielder Celebrates A Catch Before Realizing It Was A Free-hit In
By CricShots - Feb 24, 2022 6:43 pm
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In the ongoing European Cricket League (ECL) T10, a Group C match between Italy’s Brescia Cricket Club and Turkey Zeytinburnu Zafer witnessed a hilarious, yet heartbreaking event at the Cartama Oval in Spain. During Brescia’s innings, the Zeytinburnu fielders weren’t able to concentrate well on the outfield as they made many errors and even dropped several catches.

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However, in the 10th over, Abhishek Kumar bowled a short-pitched delivery to Babar Hussain, who decided to smash a six with a pull shot. Instead, he holed out to the fielder at deep midwicket. The fielder was visibly pumped after taking the catch and was seen making animated gestures.

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However, the joy of the fielder was short-lived as the catch was taken on a free-hit delivery. European Cricket shared the video of the incident on their official Twitter account. Here is the video of the incident:

The dropped catch proved to be a costly one as Babar Hussain went on to score a century. Brescia eventually won the match by a massive margin of 162 runs. After opting to bat first, the Italian side had managed to post the total of 187 for three in 10 overs, thanks largely to Babar’s knock of 102 off just 34 balls.

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In reply, the Turkish side was bowled out for a paltry of 25 as none of their batters, barring Abhishek (22) and Ali Cetin (1), failed to even trouble the scorer. For Brescia, Javen Muhammad took three wickets while Bashar Khan and Ahmadullah Safi also picket a couple of wickets each.

As thing stands in Group C, Brescia now occupies the fourth spot with two wins from their first five matches. Zeytinburnu, on the other hand, remains firmly rooted to the bottom with five defeats so far. With this win, Brescia also qualified for the playoffs.