Batsmen ducking against bouncers to save themselves is a common event in cricket, but batsmen falling to the ground is quite rare. However, this rare incident occurred during the ongoing Abu Dhabi T10 league when Andre Russell fell on the ground while facing a deadly bouncer from Qais Ahmad. During Bangla Tigers vs Northern Warriors match in T10 league on Wednesday, the Afghanistan spinner bowled a bouncer to stop the West Indies all-rounder from hitting big shots. Andre Russell was totally surprised to face such a delivery. Abu Dhabi T10 League 2019 Points Table Updated.
The incident occurred during the 5th over of second innings, when Northern Warriors Russell was at the crease. The video of the event was shared on social media. Have a look at the video below.
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There are no doubts that Russell was scared as he could have suffered an injury during the moment. Ahmad apologised to the right-handed batsman after the delivery. The Jamaican cricketer signalled to the dressing room to bring his helmet as a precautionary measure. Meanwhile, in the match, Russell played a great inning with his 25-ball-41, but unfortunately could not take his team to victory. While chasing 103 runs, Northern Warriors remained six runs short and could only reach 96/6 in 10 overs. Player of the match David Wiese took three wickets.
Earlier, Bangla Tigers scored 102/6 batting first. Openers Andre Fletcher and Rilee Rossouw shared a 64-run stand with individual scores of 22 and 21 respectively. Robbie Frylinck build up a brilliant climax for Bangla Tigers’ innings with his quick-fire of 36 runs off 12 balls in the end. His marvellous innings consisted of three sixes and four fours.