Stump hilariously stands upright after bowler uproots it in Scotland’s T20 Blitz
It was the second match of the ongoing Scotland's very own T20 Blitz.
Published - Sep 15, 2020 4:44 pm | Updated - Sep 15, 2020 4:44 pm
Cricket Scotland has organised its very own T20 Blitz comprising of three teams, Caledonian Highlanders, Eastern Knights and Western Warriors. The tournament commenced on September 13 with the Highlanders and Knights facing each other in two back to back matches. Two contrasting matches took place with one being a low-scoring affair while in the other, more than 370 being scored.
However, during the second game, a unique incident took place which has probably not happened ever in cricket. The Eastern Knights were batting first and had gotten off to a brilliant start. The bowler named Cameron was bowling the 8th over of the innings with the score already reading 111/2.
The pace bowler came steaming in to deliver the third ball of the over to left-handed batsman Hairs who was batting on 63. The batter looked to hoick the short of a length delivery out of the ground only to miss it. The ball ended up hitting the stumps and the pace on it led to the leg-stump being uprooted. However, after it flew in the air and completed four-five rounds, the stump landed in an upright manner to leave everyone stunned.
Here’s the video:
— Bowled Mate. (@BowledMate_) September 14, 2020
Easter Knights win a high-scoring thriller
This was the second match of the day and unlike the first game when the Easter Knights were bundled out for just 97, it turned out to be a thrilling encounter. After conceding the first game without fighting, the Knights batted first again in the second encounter and went on to post a mammoth total of 198/8 in their 20 overs. Hairs turned out to be the top-scorer with his 63 while Cameron was the best bowler with the figures of 3/19.
The chase wasn’t a straightforward one for the Highlanders as their top batsman Kyle Coetzer got out after scoring only 43 runs. After the fall of his wicket, none of their batsmen managed to score runs at the required pace and kept losing wickets at the regular intervals. Eventually, they could only reach 187/9 and lost the game by 11 runs. However, after all the action a unique incident turned out to be the talking point of the day.