Silly run-outs dent Proteas’ hope

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Silly run outs dent proteas hopes

 
South Africa’s uncharacteristic sloppy running between the wickets is now the headline of world cricket.

After a proper start start from openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock in their all-important, virtual quarter-final against India, the Proteas lost the track miserably, that too by the most unlikely way possible.

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They were dealt with back-to-back silly run-outs.

The first one, involving AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis, was unneccassary but not foolish. David Miller had just come to bat and du Plessis was on strike. The latter had just hit the ball and called for a run.

While Miller was on his way to the other end of the crease, du Plessis changed his direction mid-way, and by the end of it both the batsmen were running toward the same crease. And of course you can guess what happened next.

The second, also involving Du Plessis and this time David Miller, was one of the most utterly ridiculous things you’ll ever see in cricket.

Incidentally this happened after AB de Villiers too lost his wicket while running in between the tickets.

David Miller against India
2013 Champions Trophy run out
2015 World Cup run out
2017 Champions Trophy run out

 

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com

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