WATCH – After Azhar Ali Another Bizarre Run-out In Plunkett Shield
By CricShots - Oct 19, 2018 5:49 pm
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On Thursday, Azhar Ali was immensely trolled on various social media platforms after his shocking run-out during Pakistan vs Australia 2nd Test became the talk of the town. However, on Friday, another run-out video popped up on Twitter to challenge the bizarreness of the Azhar’s run-out. Miles away from Abu Dhabi, where Ali embarrassed himself to no end, Wellington, New Zealand was the scene for the newest viral video. During a Plunket Shield match between Wellington and Otago, all-rounder Nathan Smith and Michael Rippon were involved in a comical run-out that has fans on Twitter in complete meltdown.

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The incident took place in 47th over when Rippon flicked a ball down to fine leg and took off for what looked like a routine double. But while turning at non-striker’s end for the second run, he slipped twice.

Seeing his batting partner’s condition, Smith tried to stop and turn suddenly but he too slipped in the middle of the wicket. Wellington wicketkeeper Lachie Johns nonchalantly took off the bails as both batsmen were on the ground. Here is the video of the bizarre run-out:

The hilarious incident in New Zealand’s domestic match followed one of the most extraordinary run outs that have ever been seen in the history of Test cricket. 

During Pakistan’s second innings, Peter Siddle got Azhar Ali to edge a delivery to third-man. Azhar Ali and batting partner Asad Shafiq were seen chatting in the middle of the pitch, without realizing that the ball hadn’t reached the boundary.

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Mitchell Starc retrieved the ball and threw it to Tim Paine, who quickly whipped off the bails, much to the shock of Azhar Ali. Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur shook his head in disbelief. Here is the video of the dismissal: