Desert Vipers recorded a seven wicket win over Sharjah Warriors in their previous International League T20 clash on Sunday. After opting to bowl first, Colin Munro’s side limited the Warriors to 145/5 after Tymal Mills posted brilliant figures of 1/11 in 3 overs. For Sharjah, Joe Denly and Mohammad Nabi remained unbeaten with 36 and 34 runs respectively. Vipers were later reduced to 15/2 in 2 overs before Alex Hales (83*) and Sam Billings (49) put together a massive 128-run partnership and crossed the line with seven wickets in hand.
However, a bizarre moment became the highlight of the game after Vipers pacemaker Sheldon Cottrell threw a errant pitch to Tom Kohler-Cadmore, who went the extra mile and finished it off to send the ball to the other side of the boundary line. The incident drew a surprising reaction from former India batsman Virender Sehwag, who was making the commentary in Hindi at the match.
“Aaj kal tohfe aise mil rahe hein jinka koi hisab nahi. Deseo ki hamare time mein bhi tohfe aise milte. (The gifts offered these days are innumerable. I wish in our times we could have had these gifts),” Sehwag said during the match.
.paaji, aise s toh hume bhi chahiye!
TKC accepts Cottrell’s gift with open arms!
—Zee Grillo (@ilt20onzee)
Unfortunately, Kohler’s effort was in vain when the umpire declared the pitch a dead ball. According to MCC Law 21.8, “If the thrown ball is so far out of bounds that the beater would need to leave the pitch to attempt to play the ball, without first touching the beater’s bat or person, the umpire must call and signal a void ball and immediately call and signal a dead ball”.
Sharjah Warriors will now take on MI Emirates on Tuesday, while Desert Vipers will take on Abu Dhabi Knight Riders on January 20.
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