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Australia Test Match Against Pakistan Delivers Another Bizarre Cricket Moment

Jayden Collins


Australia Test Match Against Pakistan Delivers Another Bizarre Cricket Moment

The second day of the third test match between Australia and Pakistan has served up yet another bizarre moment.

It came in the 100th over of Australia's first innings, with Alex Carey at the crease facing a ball from Hasan Ali.

The Australian wicketkeeper was strangely given out after a Pakistan appeal, however, it wasn't clear whether the dismissal was given for LBW or caught behind.

Umpire Aleem Dar also seemed confused despite raising his finger for out, with a loud nick noticeable as the ball went through.

Carey reviewed the dismissal almost immediately after, clearly sure that he wasn't fairly given out.

The replays showed the ball had missed both Carey's bat and pad, but had seamed off the crease and nicked the outside stump.

However, remarkably the bails didn't dislodge.

The movement off the bounce had thrown off the umpire however, the call was eventually given as 'not out'.

Commentator Rob Key seemed equally baffled by the play, saying: "Well that is one of the more bizarre passages of plays, one of the more bizarre reviews. Missed everything but the stump, as it looked like it just hit the stump."

Fellow commentator Michael Ksprowiscz said: "I just wonder what they're appealing for because the ball bounced before it got to the keeper so it was never a catch. It was a confusing section of play there."

The passage of play follows another astounding moment that occurred on the previous day, courtesy of Australian batsman Steve Smith.

The Australian batsman left commentators shocked after picking up a reckless rover moving as the ball was being delivered.

The buggy was posited in deep mid-wicket almost 100 metres away, in what would normally be enough to be out of sight and not cause any distractions.

Yet, the former Australian test captain was clearly put off by the buggy as he gestured towards the rover in frustration following the ball.

Rob Key said of the incident: "How he's seen that I don't know. I mean, it's on the boundary at deep mid-wicket and he's not happy."

"It must have been his peripheral vision, but it's a good hundred yards away I'd say. Extraordinary."

The end of day two saw Australia all out for 391, with Pakistan steadily making headway in their first innings.

Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq was the only Pakistan dismissal of the day, with Pakistan finishing the day on 90 runs.

Featured Image Credit: Fox Cricket

Topics: Australia

Jayden Collins
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