The internet is a strange place where bizarre incidents often come to light. Several strange incidents often get notice in cricket also. The internet believes that they have found one such latest incident. A photo has gone viral on social media which shows that the two stumps are intact while the middle stump is gone. Quite interestingly the bails are intact. The photo was first shared by X handle @ThatsSoVillage. “Given not out. Incredible via South Yarra CC,” the caption with the post read.
South Yarra is a club in Australia. However, NDTV could not independently confirm whether the incident actually happened or not. The reactions to the post were interesting with some saying that the batter should be given out in such a situation.
Is that is an actual match, or just an illustration in a test for potential umpires, there is something inherently wrong that the bails are still there, that would NEVER happen in reality unless they are glued together, so I suspect this is only a set up to illustrate the laws.
— Mike Berridge, #FBPPR , @mikelincs.bsky.social (@MikeBerridge) December 10, 2023
Given not out. Incredible
via South Yarra CC pic.twitter.com/B3KY2K5XQg
— That’s So Village (@ThatsSoVillage) December 10, 2023
If that’s bowled, and that’s the decision, I’d like to think I would walk.
— Robin Scott (@robinjescott) December 10, 2023
It’s out pic.twitter.com/qmsg80s2Ru
— daniel evans (@teflon_dan) December 10, 2023
Out as the bails have been removed from the middle stump by virtue of the middle stump being knocked backwards.
— David (@DavesTwescapade) December 10, 2023
Talking about cricket, India and Pakistan clashed once again, this time in a U19 Asia Cup match in Dubai on Sunday. Azan Awais’s unbeaten ton and Mohammad Zeeshan’s four-fer inflicted an eight-wicket defeat on the India U-19 team in the fifth match of the Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup on Sunday.
Azan’s breathtaking display with the bat made the Indian bowling unit look out of their depth during the chase of 260.
Apart from Murugan Abhishek’s two wickets, the rest of the bowlers toiled hard but ended the day without a single wicket in their kitty.
After producing a clinical display with the ball and restricting their arch-rival to a score of 259/9 in 50 overs, the Men in Green got off to a start which bore resemblance to the performance of India in the first innings.
The Men in Blue accumulated 42 runs for a loss of one wicket in the powerplay. On the other hand, Pakistan also lost a wicket but registered 48 runs on the board.
The 110-run stand between Azan and Shahzaib Khan completely took away the game from India in the coming overs.
The left-hand combination took the fight to the bowlers, kept the fielders on their toes and picked up boundaries according to the demands of the chase.
Abhishek scalped his second of the night by dismissing Shahzaib for 63 came in a bit too late. The bowlers pressed for a collapse but Azan’s presence kept a composed and calm atmosphere in the dugout as well as on the field.
Azan stitched up a match-winning 128* run partnership with skipper Saad Baig to take Pakistan across the finishing line.
Earlier in the innings, after India were put to bat first, skipper Uday Saharan (60), opener Adarsh Singh (62) and Sachin Dhas (58) fought valiantly against a fierce bowling set-up.
Their crucial knocks propelled India to a score of 259/9.
Mohammad Zeeshan’s four-fer and Amir Hassan and Ubaid Shah scalped two each to restrict India from reaching a total past 300.