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The unique record of 3 bowlers to complete 1 single over
In a Test match between Sri Lanka and West Indies in 2001, it took 3 bowlers to complete 1 single over.
The over which was started by Dillon bowled only 2 balls before he felt sudden pain which forced him to stop. Then Colin Stuart took charge, however, he was removed by the Umpire, John Hampshire, after bowling 2 consecutive full toss balls over the waist. Finally, the last 3 balls were bowled by Chris Gayle.
Cricket, the game of unpredictability
Cricket is a game of unpredictability, and anything can happen in a matter of seconds. One such incident occurred during a match when the over which was started by one bowler was completed by two others. The match in question was between two cricketing giants, and the over in question had twists and turns that left everyone in the stadium stunned.
Mervyn Dillon got injured
The over started with Mervyn Dillon, the right-arm fast bowler from the West Indies, charging in to bowl the first ball. The Sri Lankan batsman, who was ready to face Dillon, played the ball back to him. Dillon bowled the second ball, which was again played back to him, but this time he seemed to be in some discomfort. He clutched his hamstring and was forced to stop the over. The West Indies team physio rushed in to attend to him, and it soon became apparent that Dillon would not be able to continue.
Colin Stuart continued the same over
This sudden turn of events left the West Indies in a spot of bother. They needed a bowler to complete the over, and they had no time to waste. The captain, Brian Lara, had to think fast and decide which bowler would be the best fit. He had many options, but he eventually decided to hand the ball to Colin Stuart, a fast bowler who had recently made his debut for the West Indies.
Stuart charged in to bowl the third ball of the over, but things did not go according to plan. He overstepped the crease and bowled a full toss ball over the waist. The umpire, John Hampshire, immediately signaled a no-ball, which resulted in a free hit for the Sri Lankan batsman. Stuart was visibly frustrated with himself and was determined to make amends. However, things went from bad to worse as he bowled the next ball, which was another full toss over the waist. This time, Hampshire had no option but to remove him from the attack.
And Finally Chris Gayle finished the over
The West Indies was now in trouble. They had lost their main bowler to injury, and their replacement had failed to complete the over. With just three balls remaining, they needed a miracle to get back into the game. Brian Lara had to think on his feet, and he decided to turn to his star batsman, Chris Gayle.
Gayle, who was known for his big hitting, was not a regular bowler, but he was determined to help his team. He charged in to bowl the fourth ball of the over, and the Sri Lankan batsman played it back to him. Gayle bowled the fifth ball, which was a slower delivery that caught the batsman off guard. The batsman tried to hit it over the boundary, but he mistimed it, and the ball landed safely in the hands of the fielder.
The last ball of the over was a crucial one. Sri Lanka needed just one run to win, and the West Indies needed a wicket to stay in the game. Gayle charged in to bowl the final delivery, and the Sri Lankan batsman played it back to him. The ball hit the stumps, and the West Indies players erupted in joy. They had taken a wicket, but unfortunately, it was not enough to change the outcome of the game.
The over that started with Dillon and ended with Gayle was an eventful one. It showcased the unpredictability of cricket and the importance of being prepared for any eventuality. Despite the West Indies’ best efforts, they were unable to win the match, but they can take solace in the fact that they never gave up. The over will be remembered for years to come, and it will serve as a reminder of the beauty of cricket and its unpredictability.
In which match 3 bowlers bowled a single over in test?
In the second test between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Kendy, it took 3 bowlers to complete a single over. That’s a unique record in test cricket.
Who started the over?
The over was started by Mervyn Dillon, a right-arm fast bowler from the West Indies.
Why did Dillon stop bowling?
Dillon stopped bowling after bowling only two balls due to a sudden pain in his hamstring, which forced him to leave the field.
Who replaced Dillon to complete the over?
Colin Stuart, a fast bowler who had recently made his debut for the West Indies, replaced Dillon to complete the over.
Why was Stuart removed from the attack?
Stuart was removed from the attack by the umpire, John Hampshire, after he bowled two consecutive full toss balls over the waist, which are considered illegal in cricket.
Who bowled the last three balls of the over?
Chris Gayle, a star batsman from the West Indies, bowled the last three balls of the over.
What is this record of 3 bowlers to complete 1 single over
In the second test between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Kendy, it took 3 bowlers to complete 1 single over. That’s a unique record in test cricket.
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