Cricket is known for its unpredictability, be it with results or be it with some one field incidents. Similarly, an unusual occurrence unfolded during the ongoing third ODI between Australia women and South Africa women, with a six, a hit wicket, and a no-ball all happening simultaneously on the same delivery.
The occurrence unfolded during Alana King's encounter with Masabata Klaas in the 48th over of Australia's innings. On the fifth delivery of the over, Klaas delivered a high full-toss, which King skillfully pulled for a six over backward square leg. However, as she executed the pull, she lost her footing and inadvertently struck the stumps with her bat.
However, the saga continued. Despite hitting the stumps, she was declared not out as the umpire deemed it a no-ball due to the high full-toss. Alana King then compounded the South Africa pacer's frustration by sending the next delivery for another six. Nonetheless, Klaas had the final say as she managed to dismiss Alana King on the first ball of the 50th over.
Watch the bizarre incident here;
Australia posted 277 runs in their allocated 50 overs
Talking about the match, Australia has set a challenging total of 277 for 9 within the stipulated 50 overs. Beth Mooney led the scoring for the hosts, notching an undefeated 82 off 91 deliveries, including 10 boundaries. Captain Alyssa Healy also contributed significantly with a well-played 60 runs. Among the South African bowlers, Klaas stood out, claiming 4 wickets for 56 runs in her 9 overs.
In reply to the total, the South Africa team had reached 63 runs at the loss of four wickets after 14 overs in their reply. In the ongoing series, South Africa secured their inaugural ODI victory over Australia with an 84-run win (by the DLS method). Australia had previously won the first ODI by eight wickets. Before the ODIs, the home team had clinched the T20I series 2-1.