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An extremely strange incident was captured during the third women’s ODI match between Australia and South Africa on Saturday in Sydney. Australia captain Alyssa Healy won the toss and elected to bat. The hosts posted a total of 277/9 in 50 overs with Beth Mooney and Healy scoring 82* and 60 runs respectively. For the Proteas, Masabata Klaas was the pick of the bowlers as she recorded a four-wicket haul. However, in the 48th minute, an unusual incident occurred that left fans and commentators confused.
In the 48th over, Alana King played a powerful shot off Klaas’ full toss, which crossed the boundary rope for a six. While she played the shot, King moved her bat in such a way that she ended up hitting the stumps.
However, she was not declared out as the height of the delivery was above King’s waist and she was given a no-ball. It was a very strange incident as a maximum, a dismissal and a no-ball occurred in a single delivery.
Speaking of the match, Australia lost an early wicket in the form of Phoebe Litchfield, but Healy and Mooney brought the hosts back into the game. Apart from them, Tahlia McGrath also played an important knock of 44 runs off 35 balls.
For the visitors, Klaas took four wickets and helped South Africa restrict Australia to 277/9. Apart from her, Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Eliz-mari Marx and Marizanne Kapp took a wicket each.
The three-match ODI series between Australia and South Africa is currently tied 1-1.
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