Srinagar, Febuary 15: Premier Australian pacer Mitchell Starc on Tuesday everyone in splits by bowling one of the most bizarre wide delivery ever during third game of the T20I series at home against Sri Lanka
The incident happened in the 18th over of the match.
Starc looked to bowl an off-cutter to Dasun Shanaka but instead the ball slipped out of his hands and went high and wide, beating wicketkeeper Mathew Wade before hitting the boundary for a bonus four for the visitors.
“No ball, free hit, four. It must have slipped out of the hands,” said one of the commentators on air while the other remarked, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ball go that wide! Probably was the off cutter.”
A video shared by Cricket.com.au later showed that it was 3 metres high.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ball go that wide!”
Earlier during match Australia made early inroads picking two wickets in the powerplay before the rest kept falling at regular intervals. Shanaka’s 38-ball 39 was the top score for the visitors as they pulled off a paltry 121 for 6 in 20 overs.
Kane Richardson was the pick of the bowlers with his 3 for 21 while Ashton Agar, Glenn Maxwell and Josh Hazlewood picked one a piece. Starc finished with 0 for 30 in four overs.