While picking wickets on no-balls and free-hits are not an unseen sight in cricket, Bengal’s Sayan Ghosh started celebrating a dismissal on the free-hit. While that was still fine, the celebration resulted in the ball racing towards the boundary for a four and that frustrated the pacer even more.
After a frustrating start to their innings, in which they found runs hard to come by, Baroda decided to cut loose after 12 overs, but Manoj Tiwary suddenly struck twice in the 16th over pushing the visitors to the brink of ending with a paltry total. If not because of Ninad Rathva and
Due to the heavy effect of dew in Kolkata, the ball suddenly slipped from Ghosh’s hand and ended up being a beamer and Sheth managed to get his body out of the way. The umpire took no time in calling it as a no-ball and Ghosh was gracious enough to apologise to the batsman for the dangerous ball. While everything was fine till then, Ghosh bowled a yorker length delivery to which Tai was unable to defend and got castled.
Not realising that it was a free hit due to the no-ball, Ghosh started celebrating the dismissal but was reminded by his teammates that it was a free hit for the batsman. However, wicket-keeper Shreevats Goswami failed to collect the ball and the ball raced towards the boundary for a four. Ghosh’s excitement suddenly turned to frustration. Had he not taken the wickets of Soaeb Tai and Rishi Arothe