Cricket

WATCH: Ball sails for SIX after hitting bowler's head

2018-02-21 13:43
Andrew Ellis (Getty)

Cape Town - They say anything can happen in cricket and that proved true once again on Wednesday during a bizarre incident in a New Zealand domestic match. 

In a List A fixture in Auckland, bowler Andrew Ellis was smashed on the head by a shot from batsman Jeet Raval

What happened next, though, was extraordinary. 

Raval had hit the ball so hard that it bounced off Ellis' head - and went for SIX!

The umpire had initially signalled a four, but after reviewing the decision it became clear that it had in fact sailed over the ropes for a maximum. 

Ellis, meanwhile, was taken off the field for a concussion test - which he passed.

"Whenever anybody gets hit in the head, your immediate concern is for the person, and I was worried Andrew had hurt himself," Raval was quoted as saying on Cricinfo.

"But, thankfully, it soon looked like he hadn't been injured by what had seemed a nasty blow. He's a true Cantab, a very tough nut, and it was a relief for me to see him carry on and complete the game without any visible effects."

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