At the Adelaide Oval on Friday, a humorous occurrence occurred happened during the second test match that is now being played between Australia and the West Indies.
It was the opening ball of the 113th over of the Australian innings when the event that had everyone in attendance and the commentators in fits of laughter occurred. The Australian batter, Travis Head, was hit by a fuller ball that was delivered by the West Indies pacer Devon Thomas outside the off stump.
The southpaw’s attempt at timing his shot improperly caused it to miss. Thomas dove to his left in an attempt to get in front of the ball as it travelled to his left. The Windies pacer was unsuccessful in his attempt, which resulted in him losing his balance and his left shoe falling off of his leg.
In their partnership at the fourth wicket, Head and Marnus Labuschagne contributed 297 runs, which allowed Australia to maintain their lead against the Windies.
The score for Australia was 131 for 3 at one point during the match on Thursday, but the partnership of Head and Labuschagne assisted the team in regaining control of the match.
Marnus Labuschagne’s knock was worth 163 runs and contained a total of 14 fours before he was removed. Thomas did not want to deal with him.
On the first day of the match, Australia amassed a total of 330 for 3 thanks to hundreds scored by Labuschagne and Head, both of whom were unbeaten. After making the decision to bat first, Australia started off on the wrong foot by losing David Warner quickly, but Usman Khwaja and Marnus Labuschagne helped them get back on track by putting up 95 runs for the second wicket.
Khawaja was run out for 62, and then Steve Smith was run out for two runs without causing any problems for the scorers.
After that, Head came out to join Labuschagne in the middle, and the two of them proceeded to put on an unbroken 199 runs for the fourth wicket before stumps were called for the day.