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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Horror brain fade costs Pakistan star dearly


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Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has been involved in one of the most bizarre dismissals in Test match history after being run out while chatting mid-pitch to his partner.

Ali had just nicked a ball off Peter Siddle through the gully region and had assumed that the ball had flown to the boundary and proceeded to have a mid-pitch conversation with his partner Asad Shafiq.

However, the ball stopped just short of the boundary and Mitchell Starc threw it back into the gloves of Tim Paine who broke the stumps with Ali well out of his crease. 

The wicket gave Australia a boost early on Day 3 after an early breakthrough provided by Nathan Lyon, but the commentary team was left bemused after Ali was caught short. 

"It's just crazy," former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja said on commentary.

"Incredible for a guy who's played more than 60 Test matches.

"He's got to feel embarrassed, sheepish, whatever adjective you want to find at this stage. 

"It's just seriously bad from Azhar Ali. How many times are we told to watch the ball? He wasn't ball-watching. It's a weird dismissal but I guess he'll have to wear it."

Raja's co-commentator Allan Border was also equally stunned, saying he had never seen anything like it in his time in the sport.

"Well I'm lost for words," Border said.

"The two batsmen have decided that they're going to have a chat mid-pitch.

"I've never seen that before. I've seen a lot of strange things but nothing quite like that. That's just total stupidity."

Prior to his brain fade, Ali was looking extremely solid on 64, and fans on Twitter couldn't believe their eyes. 

https://twitter.com/danbrettig/status/1052810571366580224

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Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has been involved in one of the most bizarre dismissals in Test match history after being run out while chatting mid-pitch to his partner.

Ali had just nicked a ball off Peter Siddle through the gully region and had assumed that the ball had flown to the boundary and proceeded to have a mid-pitch conversation with his partner Asad Shafiq.

However, the ball stopped just short of the boundary and Mitchell Starc threw it back into the gloves of Tim Paine who broke the stumps with Ali well out of his crease. 

The wicket gave Australia a boost early on Day 3 after an early breakthrough provided by Nathan Lyon, but the commentary team was left bemused after Ali was caught short. 

"It's just crazy," former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja said on commentary.

"Incredible for a guy who's played more than 60 Test matches.

"He's got to feel embarrassed, sheepish, whatever adjective you want to find at this stage. 

"It's just seriously bad from Azhar Ali. How many times are we told to watch the ball? He wasn't ball-watching. It's a weird dismissal but I guess he'll have to wear it."

Raja's co-commentator Allan Border was also equally stunned, saying he had never seen anything like it in his time in the sport.

"Well I'm lost for words," Border said.

"The two batsmen have decided that they're going to have a chat mid-pitch.

"I've never seen that before. I've seen a lot of strange things but nothing quite like that. That's just total stupidity."

Prior to his brain fade, Ali was looking extremely solid on 64, and fans on Twitter couldn't believe their eyes. 

https://twitter.com/danbrettig/status/1052810571366580224

https://twitter.com/tomrehn9/status/1052811393752125440

https://twitter.com/DennisCricket_/status/1052812444857335808

https://twitter.com/JohnSunCricket/status/1052810580594167808

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