Cape Town - It's always said that cricket is a funny game, but Australian batsman George Bailey gave that saying new meaning in Canberra on Wednesday.
Playing for the Prime Minister's XI in South Africa's warm-up match before their ODI series against Australia, Bailey used a rather unconventional technique in trying to combat Proteas fast bowler Lungi Ngidi.
With the hosts is trouble at 53/3, Fox Sports showed Bailey turning his stance around so that he almost had his back facing Ngidi.
It had Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis unable to contain his laughter from the slip cordon.
Bailey would go on to finish the match on 51* as he guided his side out of trouble and to a 4-wicket win over the South Africans.
The first of three ODIs between the Proteas and Australia takes place in Perth on Sunday morning with the match getting underway at 05:20 (SA time).
You can see Bailey's bizarre stance below: