Watch: One of the most bizarre dismissals in women's cricket
We have all witnessed some bizarre dismissals in the game of cricket. And on Thursday, New Zealand women's cricketer Katie Perkins joined the list. She saw herself get out in an unusual way against Australia's Governor General XI in Drummoyne Oval on Thursday. It saw Heather Graham pick up one of her most easiest wickets of her career. Here's more.
How did Perkins get out?
New Zealand eves were going strong with the score reading 287/3, in the 45th over of their innings. Graham saw Katie Perkins driving down the ground. The low straight drive, which was hit with some force, went past the bowler. And it just ballooned up after striking the bat of non-striker Katey Martin and Graham completed an easy return catch.
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Martins and fielding side react in disbelief
Perkins was out for four as she slowly walked off the field, Martin and the fielding side laughed and scratched their heads over this bizarre piece of dismissal. Martin was later run out by Sammy Jo-Johnson for 76. Her knock helped NZ post 323/7.
Blast from the past: When 'unlucky' Symonds got out
Perkins' dismissal brought back this unlucky memory. In 2006, Australian batsman Andrew Symonds was on 66 when he drove Sri Lanka's Jehan Mubarak down the ground in an ODI match. Non-striker Michael Clarke was fresh to the crease. He couldn't evade Symonds' shot, and the ball ended up in the safe hands of Tillakaratne Dilshan. Symonds joked with Clarke, "You owe me a beer!"
Western Australia's Hilton Cartwright suffered this strange dismissal
Earlier this week, Western Australia's Hilton Cartwright suffered a bizarre dismissal. He took on New South Wales part-time leg-spinner Jason Sangha. His attempted pull shot saw the ball go right into the path of short leg fielder Nick Larkin. The ball struck Larkin's helmet and flew into the air, which saw Sangha taking an easy catch.