In a thrilling encounter during the ongoing Vitality Blast tournament, Derbyshire emerged victorious over Birmingham by six wickets, providing spectators with yet another memorable moment. While Leus du Plooy played a pivotal role in securing the win for Derbyshire, it was Haider Ali’s comical dismissal that stole the limelight, leaving fans amused and entertained.
Haider Ali involved in a comedy of errors
Chasing a target of 204 runs set by Birmingham, Haider Ali, and his opening partner, Luis Reece provided a solid foundation for Derbyshire. Haider was on an impressive score of 48 runs when left-arm spinner Danny Briggs stepped up to bowl the 11th over.
Anticipating an opportunity to capitalize on the delivery, Haider advanced down the track. However, Briggs cleverly bowled the ball outside off on a full length, deceiving the Pakistani batter. The wicketkeeper, Alex Davies, momentarily fumbled but quickly recovered to attempt a stumping.
In an unexpected turn of events, Haider, seemingly unaware of the failed stumping attempt, suddenly started running for a single while the ball was still in the hands of the wicketkeeper. Seizing the moment, Davies swiftly dislodged the bails, completing the stumping and leaving Haider in a state of bewilderment. As the square-leg umpire raised his finger, the humorous nature of the dismissal became apparent.
Social media goes wild
The incident triggered a wave of amusement and laughter among spectators and fans alike. Social media platforms were abuzz with hilarious remarks and memes, with Haider Ali becoming the subject of playful trolling. Despite his impressive innings, the comical end to his stay at the crease overshadowed his batting performance.
While the dismissal provided light-hearted entertainment, it should not detract from the overall success of Derbyshire in the match. Leus du Plooy’s contribution of 66 runs from just 25 balls cannot be overlooked, as his crucial innings played a vital role in guiding Derbyshire to victory.