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BBL 11: Hobart Hurricanes subjected to five run penalty due to Tim David’s short run


BBL 11: Hobart Hurricanes subjected to five run penalty due to Tim David's short run

BBL 11: Hobart Hurricanes were subjected to a rare five runs penalty in their BBL 11 clash against Melbourne Stars at Bellerive Oval on Friday after batsman Tim David run short in the last over of their innings. This was the first time a five-run penalty had been enforced in the BBL, for any offense.

The incident happened in the penultimate ball of the innings when David hit a yorker-length ball from Body Couch to a long-on & it seemed like the batters had run for two runs but soon it was found that David had avoided finishing the first run in order to get back to the strike. So the ball that could be at least one run or possibly two runs ended up being a dot ball. For David’s deliberate shortrun, Hurricanes was subjected to five runs penalty under Law 18.5.1
Though David kept the strike & earned more five runs for his team-two off the regulation the last ball, which was a full-toss that was a no-ball for height, and two more off the free hit.  David’s five runs took Hurricanes total to 180 for 6 & Melbourne Stars began their chase with five runs on board.
Peter Handscomb revealed that the Hurricanes Players felt aggrieved by the penalty imposed on the team. “Tim was just trying to get back to his end. He’s a big boy and can hit sixes so it was his job to get back on strike,” he told Fox Sports. “I’ve never heard that rule before but every day is a school day so you learn something.”
After that incident Adam Gilchrist said on Fox Sports Channel that he had never seen this type of incident before & believed that it was “not really in the spirit of the game. It was really quick umpiring to pick it up… good umpiring”.
Other such instances when batters ran short runs include Sri Lanka’s Roshen Silva in a Test against England in 2018 and West Indies’ Kieron Pollard in a match in IPL 2017.
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