Big Bash League: Shocking Error By Umpire Leads To Bizarre Dismissal
Michael Klinger of Perth Scorchers was bizarrely given out on the seventh ball of the over in the Australian T20 Big Bash League.
- The incident took place in the 2nd over of Scorchers' run-chase
- Scorchers coach Adam Voges said the controversy was "not ideal"
- Perth Scorchers' registered a 7-wicket win against Sydney Sixers
Seven balls in an over is not a possibility in any form of cricket these days. But this happened in a Big Bash League match between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers. Perth Scorchers opener Michael Klinger was bizarrely given out on the seventh ball of an over during the Big Bash League with umpires failing to realise their mistake. Klinger's controversial dismissal for two came in their game against the Sydney Sixers on Sunday evening when the umpires lost count of how many balls had been bowled. It overshadowed the Scorchers' seven-wicket win and a quick-fire unbeaten 87 from Cameron Bancroft as he starts to find form again on his return from a nine-month ban for ball-tampering.
Scorchers coach Adam Voges said the controversy was "not ideal". "Obviously it's the umpires' jobs to count the number of balls in an over," he said. Cricket Australia said the incident would be "followed up".
"It appears there was a miscount of balls in the over, and a seventh ball was allowed by the umpires," a spokesperson said on their website.
"As the ball was bowled it is deemed live and consequently the decision stands.
"The incident will be followed up in Cricket Australia's general match review process and feedback will of course be taken on board."
Bancroft's 87 was plundered from just 61 balls, with the explosive Ashton Turner whacking 60 from 30 balls at the other end to ensure the Scorchers romped to an easy win.
(With AFP Inputs)