Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh: Brendan Taylor gets out hit wicket in arguably the most bizarre manner

Taylor scored 46 off 57 deliveries before getting out.

Brendan Taylor
Brendan Taylor. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Gaurav Tripathi

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If you think, you have seen the most bizarre dismissal on the cricket field; you are unaware of the happenings in Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 2nd ODI. Batting first at the Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe didn’t get off to a great start with openers Tadiwanashe Marumani and Tinashe Kamunhukamwe getting out inside seven overs. Skipper Brendan Taylor came out to bat at number four and he steadied the ship with wicketkeeper-batsman Regis Chakabva.

Taylor wasn’t just tackling the deliveries with precision but was also scoring runs at a decent pace. It seemed like Bangladesh bowlers will have a tough time against the veteran batter. However, the Zimbabwe captain gifted his wicket in a shocking manner. Taylor smashed the stumps with his bat on the way of his follow through. It was the 25th over of the game and Shoriful Islam was handling the bowling duties.

Brendan Taylor gets out in a shocking manner

The left-arm pacer bowled a bouncer in the second delivery which Taylor tried to ramp towards the third-man region. He, however, failed to make any connection and the ball went to the wicket-keeper. Gutted by missing out on a boundary, Taylor instinctively went on a shadow-practice mood. On the way of his follow through, the right-handed batter hit the stumps with the bat and the bails come off.

Now, this would go down as one of the weirdest dismissals ever. Bangladesh got an absolute bonus as Taylor had assessed the conditions and looked all set to pile up a big score. However, a bit of carelessness meant the 35-year-old had to walk back after scoring 46 off 57 deliveries. The video of the dismissal went viral on social media in no time and cricket fans got some more content to talk about.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe are trailing the three-match series 1-0, having lost the first ODI by 155 runs. Hence, a defeat in this encounter meant the Bangla Tigers would walk away with the title. Not to forget, the visitors have already won the one-off Test and are on the verge of winning the ODI leg as well. Hence, the home team players must bounce back in the second ODI to avoid another defeat at home.