- India-South Africa match had two most memorable run-outs in the history of cricket
- The AB de Villiers’ wicket was a turning point of the match
- Who can ever forget the bumbling pair of Faf du Plessis and David Miller
The India-South Africa match had two most memorable run-outs in the history of cricket. The AB de Villiers’ wicket was a turning point of the match. And who can ever forget the bumbling pair of Faf du Plessis and David Miller. So let us look at some amazing, and sometimes funny, run outs.
1) David Miller, India vs South Africa, ICC Champions Trophy 2017
This takes the cake. Faf du Plessis hit the ball from R Ashwin towards the third man. Well jasprit Bumrah’s throw was terrible and missed keeper Dhoni. But India had little to worry since Faf and his partner David Miller ran towards the same end. Virat Kohli took the bails off at the other end with a smile on his face
2) AB de Villiers, India vs South Africa, ICC Champions Trophy 2017
The second run out came on the same day and which perhaps changed the game in India’s favour.AB ran desperately for a single that was absolutely unnecessary. Despite the dive, Pandya threw the ball into Dhoni's gloves who took the bails off in lightning speed.
3) Allan Donald, Australia v South Africa, ICC World Cup semi-final 1999
South Africa’s legendary all-rounder Lance Klusener had taken the Proteas to the brink of winning the match. He had Allan Donald for company and only one run to score from three balls. They decided to run when he hit the ball off Damien Fleming. Allan Donald, didn’t hear him call, turning away to watch the ball instead. Soon, both batsmen were at the same end. Donald tried running towards the other end but Adam Gilchrist had removed the bails by then.
4) Alan Turner, Ian Chappell and Greg Chappell, Australia v West Indies, ICC World Cup final 1975
Viv Richards was not the batting legend then that he is now. But in this particular match he executed three amazing run-outs. He removed the opener Alan Turner and then the Chappell brothers, an underarm-flick seeing off Ian, before a stunning one-stump direct hit to get rid of Greg.
5) Inzamam-ul-Haq, South Africa v Pakistan, ICC World Cup 1992
Jonty Rhodes could never keep his feet on the ground. His catches are the most stunning in the history of the game. In this particular match when Inzamam was looking to score big, he was a little slow for Jonty who ran at top speed towards the wickets and dove to take out the stumps.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:53 PM