5 most hilarious run-outs in cricket history

Here we'll have a look at the 5 most hilarious run-outs and unfortunate dismissals of batters in the history of cricket, including all the formats of the game.

Mathew K
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Undoubtedly, cricket is a game of uncertainties and has been proved several times in different matches over the years. The fans have witnessed some unbelievable moments in cricket, whether in the marquee international tournaments, the bilateral series or multi-team tournaments.  

Unfortunate run-outs are those incidents that are quite rare in the game of cricket; with said that, here we’ll have a look at the top 5 weirdest run-outs in the history of cricket.

5. Samit Patel falling unfortunately

The veteran England all-rounder Samit Patel was in action for his county club Nottinghamshire and the match witnessed one of the most hilarious run-outs in the game's history. It happened when Samit Patel and left his crease for a run after hitting it through the covers.

But all of a sudden, Patel sustained a sudden collapse on the pitch in the middle of his run; subsequently, the fielder threw the ball to the wicketkeeper and the latter didn’t take much time to dismiss the ‘fell’ Patel.

4. Misbah-ul-Haq vs India, 2007

India and Pakistan were locking horns in the Test series 17 years back in the year 2007; it was one of the series in which the former Pakistan skipper and star batter, Misbah-ul-Haq was in sensational batting form. However, he was also dismissed in a very unfortunate manner in this series.

The incident happened in the first Test of the three-match series in Delhi when Pakistan were batting in the first innings at the score of 229 runs after losing 8 wickets, having Misbah-ul-Haq unbeaten at the individual score of 82 runs. But Misbah was dismissed in a run-out attempt made by Dinesh Karthik; the Pakistan batter had to go back to the pavilion as his jump showed him in the air at the time when the ball was hitting the stumps.

3. Virender Sehwag vs Sri Lanka, 2007

India and Sri Lanka took on each other in the fourth and last ODI of the four-match series; it was also a decider and very crucial match for both the teams as the series was equalled with the score line of 1-1, with the first match ending without any result. Batting first, Sri Lanka posted a total of 259 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the first innings which was reduced to 47 overs.

While chasing the target, India had a very good opening partnership of 92 runs for the first wicket; but there was something which didn’t go down well with the star Indian opener and it was his unfortunate run-out which was executed by Malinga Bandara and Kumar Sangakkara due to the laziness of the Indian batter while making it to the non-striker end.

2. Alastair Cook vs India, 2012

India and England were taking on each other in the 3rd Test of the four-match series; the series was mostly dominated by Sir Alastair Cook’s England as India could win only one match and the visitors clinched the series by 2-1. Apart from that, the England skipper Sir Alastair Cook was unlucky when he missed his well-deserved double century in the Kolkata Test.

The Three Lions were batting brilliantly in response to India’s first-innings total of 316 runs, having skipper Cook there in the middle at the individual score of 190 runs; but the England batting great missed a chance to score his double ton as he was dismissed in a run-out by Virat Kohli while trying to avoid the latter’s throw towards the stumps.

1. Lance Klusener and Allan Donald

One of the unforgettable semi-finals in the history of the ODI World Cup came in the 1999 edition of this marquee international tournament. Two mighty opponents South Africa and Australia were taking on each other in the second semi-final of the ODI World Cup 1999 to secure their place in the final of the tournament.

South Africa needed only 9 runs in the last over and the power hitter Lance Klusener smashed 2 fours off the first two balls. It was looking like SA would easily make it into the final but it was Allan Donald who fumbled on a call of run from the batter Klusener who had already missed the third ball. Eventually, Donald got run out and Australia successfully qualified for the final owing to their record in the super-six stage of the tournament.

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