Batter scolded for bizarre kicking incident

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South Australian batter Jake Weatherald raised the ire of Queensland players successful a bizarre incidental during their Sheffield Shield clash successful Adelaide.

The Redbacks were 0-22 aft 8 overs of their 2nd innings astatine Karen Rolton Oval, having been forced to follow-on aft falling 197 runs abbreviated of the Bulls' first-innings total.

Weatherald opened the batting with Henry Hunt and the brace enactment connected 58 earlier the archetypal wicket fell.

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But the batter caused immoderate contention earlier helium was caught retired for 26.

It was astatine the extremity of the eighth implicit erstwhile Weatherald and Hunt met successful the mediate of the transportation for a chat, arsenic the Queenslanders changed ends. Bulls subordinate Matthew Renshaw was carrying a spare helmet, and helium bizarrely decided to enactment it down successful beforehand of the stumps astatine 1 end, alternatively of straight down the stumps wherever it would beryllium OK to sit.

South Australia batter Jake Weatherald kicks a Queensland helmet away, and gets successful trouble. (Twitter)

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Weatherald walked backmost to his crease and, upon seeing the absorption helmet sitting betwixt his people and the stumps, coiled his close limb up and booted the protective lid arsenic acold arsenic helium could, sending the helmet rolling on the grass.

Bulls skipper Usman Khawaja took objection to the incidental arsenic Queensland players retrieved the helmet and inspected it for damage.

The umpire besides walked implicit and spoke to Weatherald, though it could beryllium argued Renshaw should ne'er person placed the helmet wherever helium did successful the archetypal place.

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