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WBBL 2023: Sydney Sixers get five penalty runs as Amelia Kerr catches the ball using a towel

5-run penalty. (Photo Source: X(Twitter)

The Match 49 of the Women’s Big Bash League 2023 saw a bizarre moment as Brisbane Heat were penalized for five runs after Amelia Kerr caught the ball using a towel. The incident took place on the second ball of the tenth over as Ashleigh Gardner played the ball towards long-on for a single. The fielder collected the ball and threw it towards the non-striker’s end where Kerr collected the ball using a towel. The umpire took notice of the incident and immediately awarded five runs to Brisbane Heat.

 Watch the incident here:

Today we learned: Catching a ball with a towel results in a 5-run penalty 😳#WBBLonFanCode #WBBL

— FanCode (@FanCode) November 21, 2023

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