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Bizarre seven-ball over dismissal in Big Bash League

AFP  |  Perth 

opener was bizarrely given out on the seventh ball of an over in Australia's with umpires failing to realise their mistake.

The veteran's controversial dismissal for two came in their game against the Sydney Sixers on Sunday evening when the umpires lost count of how many balls had been bowled.

It overshadowed the Scorchers' seven-wicket win and a quick-fire unbeaten 87 from as he starts to find form again on his return from a nine-month ban for ball-tampering.

said the controversy was "not ideal".

"Obviously it's the umpires' jobs to count the number of balls in an over," he said. said the incident would be "followed up".

"It appears there was a miscount of balls in the over, and a seventh ball was allowed by the umpires," a said on their website.

"As the ball was bowled it is deemed live and consequently the decision stands.

"The incident will be followed up in Australia's general match review process and feedback will of course be taken on board."

Bancroft's 87 was plundered from just 61 balls, with the explosive whacking 60 from 30 balls at the other end to ensure the Scorchers romped to an easy win.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 09:35 IST