Cricket: Bails stay on to give Misbah ul-Haq a lucky break

Cricket: Bails stay on to give Misbah ul-Haq a lucky break

Cricket: Bails stay on to give Misbah ul-Haq a lucky break

Written by Staff Writer

20 Mar, 2015 | 11:57 am

A Josh Hazlewood delivery to Pakistan skipper Misbah-Ul-Haq hit the stumps, lit up the crowd, illuminated the bails but failed to dismiss the 40-year-old in Australia’s quarter-final match at Adelaide Oval.

Hazlewood, who’d dismissed opener Ahmed Shehzad in his previous over, thought he had a second wicket when the ball clearly hit Ul-Huq’s stumps when he was on 0 with his team struggling at 2-24 .

Despite the pained looks on the faces of the home team the laws of cricket have stated since 1948 that the bail must fall to the ground for a batsman to be given out bowled.

Hazlewod’s delivery went down the legside, brushed the veteran’s leg and kissed the stumps. The bail lit up but failed to be dislodged from the top of the stump.

The bails which light up when hit are slightly heavier than standard bails, which would have helped Misbah’s fortune. However he didn’t used the opportunity that much and got out further adding 34 runs to the score board.

misbah out

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