Vitality T20 blast witnessed an unexpected incident when Steven Mullaney took a caught-and-bowled wicket to dismiss Colin Ackermann with the assistance of the non-striker batsman. Leicestershire’s captain Colin Ackermann, was batting at it was the 13th over of the second innings when Steven took the catch with the help of non-striker Wiaan Mulder. The incident left the captain in disbelief.
Leicestershire, when chasing a total of 166, however, they fell short by 22 runs. They are currently standing on the 9th position of the points table and have only won 2 of their 11 matches.
Initially, Steven fumbled the catch at first, however, in a remarkable turn of events, he eventually ended up taking the catch. As the ball slipped from Steven’s hands, it then made contact with Mulder and ended up back in Steven’s hands. The unwanted error by Mulder resulted in Steven claiming the wicket of Colin.
After the incident, Mulder was spotted with a wry smile, as he was fully aware that Mulder bore no responsibility for the unexpected event. In the meantime, Mulder was also speechless, as he struggled to find words to eloquent the nature of Colin’s dismissal. It is arguably, a never-seen-before catch taken by Steven Mullaney.
Have you ever seen anything like that?!
— Vitality Blast (@VitalityBlast) June 20, 2023
Such events serve as a reminder of the unpredictability involved in Cricket. Despite, diligent planning and strategic executions, the game can still produce some unexpected movements that can leave players, and fans in awe.
Cricket is a team sport where teammates help each other to make the team victorious, However, what happened in T20 Blast, happens once in a lifetime. To see players of one team unintentionally helping the opponents in taking a catch. Undoubtedly, sometimes Cricket can be cruel and can show some unwanted incidents like this to make which makes the game unpredictable. Incidents, like this make us say that anything can happen in the game till the last ball is bowled.