Dieter Klein Delivery: Watch ball fly out of Dieten Klein’s hands midway through his run-up and Livingston hits an inventive boundary
Even the most astute and well versed of players are known to have their slip ups on the cricket field with the immense pressure playing on them. And Leicestershire’s pacer Dieter Klein became the latest cricketer to offer a moment of comic relief to proceedings in the cricketing fraternity with the most unexpected of deliveries.
Coming out to bowl in the 49th over for his side in their Division Two County Championship match against Lancashire, Klein saw the ball slip up out his hands midway during his run up. In his stride as he faced off against Liam Livingstone at the batting end, the ball ended up leaving Klein’s hands in the most surprising off fashion to land straight towards Liam who spared no opportunity in making the most the gift sent his way.
The left hander’s delivery ended up way outside the offstump and atleast a whole feet above Liam’s head but the batsmen was in no mood to let the delivery go away just as an extra. Latching onto the loosener, Liam played a tennis-esque shot, fetching the ball for way outside the wide line to dispatch it straight to the point region with the ball taking no time in finding the fence.
All in all a truly remarkable bit of cricket from both the parties involved, one that provided the much needed laughter in between what was turning out to be an extremely arduous and raining day for Leicestershire in Liverpool. Bowling on the opening day, Leicestershire’s efforts in restricting Lancaster proved to be futile with the batting side piling on a massive 347-7 at the close of day’s proceedings.
Dieter Klein Delivery
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The major contributions from the bat for Lancashire came from Liam Livingstone himself who went onto score 114 which coupled with vital cameos lower down the order from Croft(51) and Bohannon(41) saw Lancashire pummel their opponents who had enjoyed the opening session of the day where they had struck quickly to wrap up the first four batsmen.
It wasn’t all about providing the laughs for Klein as well with his wicket to wicket bowling seeing him end up as the highest wicket taker for his side with the 2 wickets for 70 runs in 18 overs.