Tonight, cricket saw its first “bowl out”! The Twenty20 game between Surrey and Warwickshire was tied – Warwickshire, who I can only presume were set a revised target (Duckworth / Lewis) due to rain, tied the game with Surrey…and a football-style penalty shoot-out (hence “bowl out”) took place.
I only saw the final two balls – but the goal, if you’ll pardon the pun, is fairly obvious. Each team has to bowl at, and hit, the stumps. Tim Murtagh sealed the win for Surrey 4-3 – each side having bowled 12 times! Not that difficult to hit the stumps, is it? Murtagh tore his shirt off, lampooning around the boundary like a football freak! Amazing scenes! Should be more news on this tomorrow.