In the ongoing third and last ODI between Australia and South Africa Women, Aussie leg-spinner Alana King hit the stumps with the bat accident. Masabata Klass, the South Africa pacer bowled a beamer. Despite losing her balance, King managed to hit the ball for a six. However, on her way down as she was losing balance, she hit the stumps.
However, as against the old rules, the two-time World Cup winner wasn't given out. In fact, the next ball she faced was a free hit and hit a six. It all happened in the 48th over of the Aussie innings. Notably, as per the old rules, batters used to be given out. Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara got out pretty much the same way during an ODI in 2009.
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Talking about the game, the home team won the toss and elected to bat first. they had a poor start as they lost Pheobe Litchfield early. At 17/1, the likes of Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry put together 82 runs for the second wicket. The former scored a fifty. Apart from her, Beth Mooney (82*) remained unbeaten while Tahlia McGrath (44) played a quick cameo. In the end, the team ended up getting 277/9.
Alana King played a cameo and South Africa is in trouble
King, who managed to hit a six on a beamer and hit another one on a following free hit, scored 17 off 13 balls and got out on the last ball of the game. In reply, the Green Brigade has lost four wickets for 63 runs in 14 overs before the game was interrupted by rain. At the time of writing, the match remains to be stopped due to bad weather.