WBBL 2023: There are many rules in international cricket that fans know very little about. Recently, the time-out rule came to light during the World Cup 2023. Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews was given a time-out during the match against Bangladesh. Now in the Women’s Big Bash League being played in Australia, something has been seen which has surprised cricket fans.
A strange thing happened in the WBBL
A match was played between Sydney Sixers and Brisbane Heat on Tuesday in the Women’s Big Bash League. Amelia was bowling the 10th over while Sydney was batting. During this over, Amelia Carr tried to catch a ball while holding a towel. As the ball hit the towel, the on-field umpire took action and penalized Brisbane for five runs. Actually, it is against the rules to block the ball like this. Let us tell you that Amelia Kerr is a player from New Zealand. She has played 65 ODIs and 65 T20Is for New Zealand so far.
Know what the rules say?
According to Rule 28.2.1 of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), cricket’s main rule-making body, if a fielder uses clothing other than his body, gloves, helmet, goggles, etc. to stop the ball, The opposing team is awarded 5 runs as a penalty. Apart from the penalty runs, if the batsman scores runs, those runs are also included.
This was the condition of this match.
In this match, Brisbane scored 176 runs for the loss of seven wickets while batting first. Amelia Carr played an innings of 64 runs off 44 balls in this match which included 10 fours. Chasing the target, the Sydney Sixers achieved the target with 1 ball to spare. Gardner scored 36 runs for Sydney.
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