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Zing bails deny to come out: Bizarre battles in BBL


Lighted zing bails have come under fire after they refused to be dislodged in a bizarre incident during Big Bash League match between Brisbane Heat’s and Perth Scorchers.

Players and commentators were puzzled when Brisbane’s Zahir Khan vigorously chopped the ball onto his stumps but the bails remained there on top of the stumps.

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Brisbane Heat managed to score a paltry 109 runs in reply to Perth Scorcher’s 149 for 6.

The near-dismissal incident evoked fresh controversies once again about the weight of the zing bails.

“There needs to be an inquiry, it’s happening so often,” Mark Howard said in commentary for Fox Cricket.

Fellow commentator Adam Gilchrist also termed it as “ridiculous”. “This is getting ridiculous,” Gilchrist said.

“Something’s got to be done here.

“It’s got to be looked into and changes have got to be made because that’s a legitimate form of dismissal.

“You’ve created the error — the ball has smashed into the stumps.”

While Andrew Symonds commented that the bells are too heavy.

“I’ve picked up a timber bail and a zinger bail. The difference in weight is astronomical,” Symonds said, “and it’s because of the batteries they put into them.”

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