Australia women’s cricketer picks up one of the most bizarre dismissals you’ll ever see in Governor General’s XI match against New Zealand
- Heather Graham picked up one of the strangest wickets against New Zealand
- The Australia bowler got a huge slice of luck as she dismissed Katie Perkins
- Perkins’ drive hit the non-striker Katey Martin’s bat and looped up in the air
- Graham took the easy catch to claim her second wicket of the afternoon
- New Zealand won the 50-over game against Governor General’s XI by 166 runs
Australian fast bowler Heather Graham picked up one of the strangest wickets you’re likely to see during their match against New Zealand on Thursday.
Graham was playing for an Australia Governor General’s XI and managed to dismiss Katie Perkins thanks to a huge slice of luck.
In the 45th over, the fast bowler delivered a full ball to Perkins, who met it on the half volley and drove the ball down the ground.
Australian fast bowler Heather Graham took one of the strangest wickets you’re likely to see
She delivered a full ball to New Zealand batswoman Katie Perkins in the 45th over of the game
But the ball somehow ricocheted off the non-striker Katey Martin’s bat and looped up in the air for Graham to take a nice easy catch and claim her second wicket of the afternoon.
Perkins reluctantly trudged off the field having just made four runs as the Governor General’s side stood there scratching their heads in disbelief and laughing at the bizarre incident.
‘This looks like it could be an absolute miracle,’ Fox Cricket commentator and former Aussie cricketer Mel Jones said.
Perkins met it on the half volley and smashed it down the ground but the ball was aerial
The ball ricocheted off the non-striker Katey Martin’s bat and looped up for Graham to catch
‘Have you ever seen anything like this?’
Aussie great Brendon Julian was equally stunned: ‘Is that out? It looked out? I think that’s out’.
Fortunately for the visitors it didn’t have any bearing on their innings as New Zealand went on to post 323-7 at the end of their 50 overs at the Drummoyne Oval.
The Australia Governor-General’s XI could only make 157 in reply, crashing to a heavy 166-runs defeat.
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