Cricket is a fun game, no one knows what will happen at any moment. Pakistan is one of the most successful cricket teams in the world, they are always in the limelight in the cricket world for various reasons. Throughout the history of cricket, the odd fielding of their cricketers during matches has repeatedly been a source of laughter for the opposition. This time a funny moment happened in the Pakistan vs Australia Prime Minister XI practice test match.
Pakistan participated in the World Cup 2023 as one of the best teams but they could not make any special impact in the tournament. In this year’s World Cup, Pakistan lost 5 out of 9 matches including a shameful defeat against Afghanistan and went out of the tournament. After the World Cup, their captain Babar Azam stepped down as a captain. Pakistan recently played against Australia’s Prime Minister’s XI in a warm-up match before the Australia vs Pakistan Test series.
In this match, Australia made a record of scoring 7 runs in 1 ball without a wide or no ball. The incident happened in the 78th over during the third day. Australian batsman Matt Renshaw did the unimaginable by scoring 7 runs off one ball to complete his half-century. It is common to get a 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6 on one ball in cricket and sometimes 5 is also given but getting 7 runs is a rare coincidence.
Renshaw, playing on 47 runs, played a good shot on the fifth ball of the 78th over bowled by Pakistan’s Abrar Ahmed and hit the ball towards deep extra cover. Mir Hamza ran towards the ball and was successful in stopping it before the boundary line, but what happened after that, no one expected. Hamza threw it towards the non-striker’s end, where former Pakistan captain Babar Azam collected the ball and threw it at the wicketkeeper’s end but unfortunately missed the stump and the fielder standing behind also could not collect the ball. In this way, the ball crossed the boundary due to overthrow. Matt Renshaw had already run out three runs. In this way, a total of seven runs were registered in his account and his half-century was also completed.