Melbourne Stars batsman Nick Larkin was concerned in a uncommon incident throughout their Huge Bash League (BBL) 2020 sport towards Sydney Thunder on the Manuka Oval, Canberra on Saturday. The incident occurred within the ultimate over of the Stars’ innings when Larkin mis-timed a slog sweep off a full supply from Daniel Sams, however the ball obtained entangled in his T-shirt, leaving the fielders trying to find the ball. Unaware the place the ball was, the right-handed batsman determined to steal a fast single however midway down the pitch realised that ball had obtained caught inside his clothes.
The on-field umpires, nevertheless, determined to disallow the run, sending Larkin again on strike. Sharing the video of the bizarre incident on their official Twitter deal with, the Huge Bash League tweeted: “Cover the ball and run! Bit cheeky right here from Nick Larkin… A @KFCAustralia Bucket Second | #BBL10”.
Cover the ball and run! Bit cheeky right here from Nick Larkin…
— KFC Huge Bash League (@BBL) December 12, 2020
Larkin ran out of luck on the very subsequent supply and was cleaned up by a slower yorker from Daniel Sams. He departed after scoring a 14-ball 15. Sams additionally dismissed Adam Zampa on the fourth supply of the ultimate over, limiting Melbourne Stars to 169/eight of their 20 overs.
Earlier, Melbourne Stars skipper Glenn Maxwell received the toss and opted to bat.
Marcus Stoinis, opening the innings, scored a quick-fire 37-ball 61, studded with six fours and two maximums. Maxwell made 39 off 29 balls however after his departure his facet misplaced momentum as not one of the batsmen might speed up the innings in direction of the tip.
Chasing the full, Sydney Thunder misplaced openers Usman Khawaja cheaply however Alex Hales (46 off 41) and skipper Callum Ferguson (54 off 35) stitched a stable partnership for the second wicket.
Nevertheless, each obtained out in fast succession, leaving the match in stability. On the time of submitting this story, Sydney Thunder had been 118/three after 16 overs with 52 required from final 4 overs.
Sydney Thunder saved shedding wickets in direction of the tip and finally misplaced the sport by 22 runs.
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