ICC World T20 | Twitter reacts as Sri Lanka's unintentional dummy causes chaotic run-out to leave Namibian batsman in splits

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Sri Lanka ended their bowling innings with a chaotic run-out to restrict Namibia to 163/7

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ICC World T20 | Twitter reacts as Sri Lanka's unintentional dummy causes chaotic run-out to leave Namibian batsman in splits

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SportsCafe Desk

10/16/2022

Some events on the cricket field force a laugh from everyone no matter what, including the victim of the incident. Jan Frylinck suffered a non-conventional run-out on Sunday after the ball unexpectedly came to his end but he was quick to appreciate the humour of the occurrence with a hearty laugh.

Sri Lanka suffered a late onslaught against Namibia in the first game of the ICC World T20 2022 in Geelong on Sunday as the African outfit ended on 163/7. The par score was mainly due to sublime knocks by JJ Smit and Jan Frylinck at the back end of the innings, as the latter particularly impressed with a flamboyant 44 off just 28 deliveries. The veteran's intent to quickly rack up runs was evident right from the word go and he kept up his desire till the last ball of the innings as well, when he eventually suffered a hilarious end to his innings.

Facing Dushmantha Chameera, Frylinck drove a fullish ball hard towards long off and sprinted for two. Smit on the other end obliged and was headed towards the danger end with Danushka Gunathilaka collecting the ball sharply and slinging it towards the stumps on the bowler's end. However, Chameera failed to get his hands to the scorching throw as it sailed past him down the pitch. Frylinck, who until then had seemed safe, was suddenly thrown into the deep end as the ball raced to keeper Kusal Mendis' hands who dislodged the bails in a jiffy.

Replays showed Frylinck was well short of his crease, as was expected given he had eased off when the throw was not targeted towards him. However, instead of being bitter at the unfortunate dismissal, Frylinck immediately broke out into a hearty laugh as he walked back towards the pavilion, well aware of how amusing the run-out was. The internet was full of praise for Frylinck and Namibia's overall efforts with the bat, taking to social media to express the same.    

Double chance taken.

Kfc!

That's Out!

Reached.

That's Nice.

Uping the Game!

Great partnership.

Just superb.

Well deserved

Wow!

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