WATCH: ‘Swings Left, Seams Right and Byes’ – Weird Bye in ECS T10 game after bowler hits side strip


A match played on July 27 in the ECS T10 Sweden saw bizarre scenes where a team ended up conceding byes after its wicketkeeper was left completely surprised by a delivery that altered its path unintentionally from the bowler after pitching.

The delivery hit the outer strip of the matting wicket that is being used for the tournament played in Sweden but amazingly ended up beating the gloveman to his left – a very rare instance on a cricket field.

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Another bizarre moment on the cricket field in ECS T10 played in Sweden.

Wicketkeeper left bamboozled by an awkward delivery in ECS T10 game

As it happened, the ball from the right-arm pacer bowling to the opposition right-hander shaped up to be an outswing from the ‘over-the-wicket angle’, but went like an off-cutter upon landing on the side of the mat.


Anticipating the ball to be a wide, the wicketkeeper took a couple of steps to his right, only to be made to look like a fool when it charted an unexpected path and went past him on the left.

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Not just the wicketkeeper, the bowler and the batsman concerned were also left shocked by what had happened.

Thankfully for the fielding side, the ball had lost a lot of its force upon landing on the pitch and didn’t race to the boundary ropes. It was collected in time by the third-man fielder, whilst the two batsmen went across for a run.


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