THIS is the bizarre moment Nic Maddinson thought he was out after his bails fell from the stumps without being touched.
Fans and commentators were left confused as to how the bails fell after initially thinking the Melbourne Renegades batter hit his own wicket.
https://twitter.com/SkyCricket/status/1603332386883772417The bails fell off Nic Maddinson’s wicket without being touched[/caption]
https://twitter.com/SkyCricket/status/1603332386883772417The batter initially thought he was out[/caption]
However, after watching replays it was clear that none of Maddinson touched the stumps and that the bail had just fallen from its groove.
The incident left cricket fans confused as to what happened to Maddinson and if he was given out or not.
One tweeted: “Is this declared as a dismissal?
Another said: “How the f*** is that out?”
A third added: “That’s strange, the wind got to be the only logical answer there?”
A fourth commented: “Looks like the right stump is crooked (as you view it) so the bail would have been right on the edge, so even the slightest vibration through the pitch would have tipped it over. Or it’s haunted.”
A fifth thought they had figured out what had happened as they joked: “Fishing line attached to the keeper’s foot.”
The Renegades were taking on Brisbane Heat in their opening games of the Big Bash League.
The Australian batter was starring for his side with the bat as he was closing on his half-century with 42 runs from only 25 balls when the incident happened.
Maddinson was not given out and continued to impress for the remainder of his innings as he scored 87 runs off of 49 balls.
The Renegades set a target of 167 for the Heat to catch as Sam Harper and Andre Russell also scored solid totals.
And the total proved too much for the Heat as they fell 22 runs short of the total despite Jimmy Peirson and Ross Whiteley’s strong innings.