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Watch: Hilarious fielding error rewards batters with three runs

By BetBarter Staff

June 10, 2022

On June 9, in an ECS Czech Republic game between Prague Barbarians and Vinohrady, a bizarre mix-up amongst the Vinohrady fielders allowed the batters to sneak three runs in what was meant to be a dot ball. The video has gone viral on social media networks. A Twitter user uploaded a video capturing the mix-up. An on-air commentator referred to it as an “ECN (European Cricket Network) classic.”

Vinohrady bowler Arshad Hayat bowled a wide of off-stump delivery in the third over of the first innings, which Barbarians batter Jahanur Hoque missed. Following the miss, the keeper attempted to stump the batter with an underarm throw but missed the stumps. This started a string of inaccurate throws and mistakes, as the rushing batters dodged three runouts off the same delivery.

Former Australia bowler Brad Hogg noticed that Barbarians batter Andrew Sim did not ground his bat when he finished his runs. They could have run four if he had it grounded, he said. “A Sim needs to learn to ground his bat and save himself extra running. They could have got 4,” he tweeted.

Here is the hilarious viral video

The Barbarians, however, were defeated by Vinohrady by six wickets in the ten-over contest. Murali Vandrasi, at number three, led the way with 37 runs in the first innings, while Sim contributed 18.  19 extra runs also added to the team’s total. There were 13 wides, one no-ball, and five leg-byes in this inning. Joe Cope, on the other hand, bowled two controlled overs, allowing only four runs and picking up one wicket. Hayat concluded his two overs with the best stats of three wickets for 13 runs.

Vinohrady’s chase was headed by batter Kyle Gilham, who struck an undefeated 28 and was supported by opening partner Siddarth Goud, who scored 13. At number six, skipper Venkatesh Marghashayam struck an unbeaten 12 runs to help them win in 9.1 overs. Pankaj Pundir finished with one wicket for 17 runs in two overs for the Barbarians. The inning included six wides and two no-balls.