England is the place to be for the next few months as cricketing action is about to heat up. The Indian and Australian teams are currently playing the final of the World Test Championships. There is also the 2023 Ashes which is set to take place soon, but for all the fans of the T20 cricket, the T20 blast is going in full swing. Runs have been scored in abundance, while the bowlers too have had their day under the sun.
The story as it happened –
The North Group game on Wednesday saw Warwickshire take on Derbyshire at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Moeen Ali the captain of the Warwickshire won the toss and chose to bat first.
Haider Ali suffers brain fade and a comical dismissal –
Pakistani middle order batter, Haider Ali was promoted to open by Derbyshire as they were chasing 204 to win. The right hander from Pakistan was in his elements as he scored 48 off 33 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes.
Danny Briggs bowling round the wicket beat Ali in his flight and the wicket keeper Alex Davies fumbled with the ball. That’s when Haider Ali thought there was a chance for a single and he set off for a run. Alex Davies whipped off the bails to stump out Haider Ali for 48 and break the 95 run 1st wicket stand.
Sam Haines top scores as Warwickshire score 203 –
Opting to bat first, Warwickshire saw their openers Alex Davies and Robert Yates add 34 for the 1st wicket. The top scorer for the home side was Sam Haines who scored 79 off 36 balls with 9 fours and 3 sixes. Moeen Ali struggled as he scored 10, while Glenn Maxwell fell for just 1. Mousley with 26 off 17 balls and Chris Woakes with 23 off 11 balls helped Warwickshire reach 203 from their 20 overs.
Derbyshire post an easy win –
Chasing 204 to win. Luis Reece and Haider Ali added 95 before Ali fell for 48. Reece went to score 57 off 38 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes. Wayne Madsen and Thomas Wood were out for 13 and 4. That’s when visiting skipper Leus Du Plooy played a captain knock with 66 not out off 25 balls with 4 fours and 5 sixes to win the game for his side. Derbyshire won the game with 3 balls to spare 6 wickets in hand.
Twitter reacts –
Entire cricketing world was shocked with the brain fade by Haider Ali and took to Twitter to have their say. You can read all the tweets by the fans below.
Haider Ali stumped out & his reaction like not out poor batter and IQ level pic.twitter.com/oGegovKCLs— The Hood (@AsiaThehood) June 8, 2023
When a fielder is found guilty of “Fake Fielding,” the batting team is awarded 5 penalty runs.— Muhammad Noman (@nomanedits) June 8, 2023
The law was implemented because fielders were deliberately pretending to hold the ball in order to deceive the batters. #HaiderAli #t20blast #Cricket pic.twitter.com/ruJ0DZTC7K