Hong Kong T20 Blitz 2018: Wicketkeeper missing an easy stumping makes the bowler furious
The batsman was beaten for all money only to be saved due to the mistake of the wicketkeeper.
Updated - Feb 9, 2018 6:55 pm
The T20 tournament is currently in progress in Hong Kong where a total of five teams are fighting it out for the ultimate glory. A lot of renowned international players have taken part in the competition which has helped the ongoing edition to become more popular across the world. Also, a few matches have gone down the wire until the last over which has only increased the stakes of the tournament. However, during one such game, the wicketkeeper missed the easiest stumping following which the bowler was really furious at him.
It was the game between Hong Kong United Island and City Kaitak when the incident took place. The latter team was invited to bat first after winning the toss by United Island. The openers, Kyle Coetzer of Scotland and Anshuman Rath, had started off in a spanking fashion for their side. But the wicketkeeping chance went down begging in the seventh over off the bowling of left-arm spinner Ehsan Khan.
Anshuman, when on 20, came down the track to hit the spinner for a six and completely missed the ball. The wicketkeeper Zeeshan Ali failed to connect the ball thrice and finally dislodged the bails without the ball in his hands. It was a complete harakiri from him as the bowler gave a death stare to him. The official Twitter handle of Hong Kong T20 Blitz posted a video of the bizarre incident. The batsman then went on to score 15 more runs and was eventually dismissed by the same bowler in the 11th over on 35.
Watch the video here:
— Hong Kong T20 Blitz (@HKT20Blitz) February 7, 2018
City Kaitak went on to post a mammoth total of 195 runs in their 20 overs as Coetzer smashed a sensational ton off 65 deliveries with 13 fours and three maximums. In reply, United Island could only score 169 runs and fell 26 runs short of the target. The efforts of Ryan Ten Doeschate went in vain as he scored a valiant 52 runs. But it was Rayad Emrit for Kaitak who rocked and ended with the figures of 4/34.