WATCH: Ball boy turns match-saver in epic boundary intervention in Oman D20
A young ball boy intervened during the Oman D20 clash between Khuwair Warriors and Azaiba XI, which provided one of the most hilarious moments of the tournament. The chasing team needed just 4 runs to win in the final over when the batter sliced it towards cover-point, just as the ball was heading towards the boundary, this incident took place.
The ball boy, who looked around 7-10 years old, emerged from outside the boundary and stopped the ball from reaching the boundary. The Azaiba fielder who was closing in on stopping the boundary had nearly given up on the ball, and that hit would’ve completed the game.
After some talks, the ball was termed dead by the on-field officials as there was an external intervention. This made the Warriors’ team a little infuriated as they were a few meters away from winning this clash. However, Danish Mohammad got a boundary immediately in the next ball and finished the game for his side.
Here’s that intervention from a young ball boy, that caused further chaos
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Khuwair Warriors did not have much trouble otherwise in this fixture and won the game comfortably by 6 wickets. Batting first, Azaiba scored 149 runs in their innings for the loss of 5 wickets, with Arsalan Bashir getting a half-century for the team. Aamir Kaleem, the opener for the Warriors, remained unbeaten on 67 off 51 balls, propelling his side to a comfortable win.
Oman has seen a major surge of interest in cricket and hosting the initial group games of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup games helped them garner great exposure. The Oman D20 competition is their domestic T20 extravaganza, expected to bring the next generation stars in the country to the highest level.
They even registered n impressive 10-wicket win in their opening game against Papua New Guinea but failed to qualify to the Super 12 after losing their next 2 games.