Oshane Thomas survives hit-wicket appeal: West Indies fast bowler was involved in an unusual appeal against Bangladesh at Taunton.
During the 23rd match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between West Indies and Bangladesh at Taunton, West Indies fast bowler Oshane Thomas survived a hit-wicket appeal despite hitting the stumps with his bat.
It happened on the penultimate delivery of the penultimate over when Thomas missed a Mustafizur Rahman delivery. Bringing his bat down, Thomas hit the stumps. The reason why he wasn’t ruled out was because he had completed the swing of his bat and the ball had already gone through to the wicket-keeper.
Coming in to bat at No. 8 in the 48th over, Thomas failed to get going as he scored 6* (11) in the last three overs. After Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and chose to field, West Indies posted an impressive 321/8 in 50 overs. While they looked to score more runs at one point in time, they should be able to defend this against Bangladesh.
West Indies wicket-keeper batsman Shai Hope, who came in to bat at No. 3 in the fourth over, top-scored for his team with his 12th ODI half-century. Before getting out in the 47th over, Hope scored 96 (121) with the help of four fours and a six.
Other than Hope, West Indies opening batsman Evin Lewis (70) and middle-order batsman Shimron Hetmyer (50) also scored individual half-centuries. With bowling figures of 9-0-59-3, Mustafizur Rahman was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh.
Oshane Thomas survives hit-wicket appeal:
How Twitter reacted:
Oshane Thomas survives in the weirdest of ways!
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 17, 2019
BIZARRE! Oshane Thomas has smashed his own wickets. The umpire deems rightly, it’s ruled NOT OUT as he had completed his shot. One of the most bizarre moments of CWC 2019.
— ZEE. 🇵🇰 (@iBleedGreenZEE) June 17, 2019
— Harry (@Srihari_08) June 17, 2019
Chris Gayle: 0
Andre Russell: 0
Oshane Thomas: 1
With his first ODI run, Oshane is now the highest scoring Jamaican in this match.
— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) June 17, 2019
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