GIF: Hashim Amla's Freak Dismissal Via JP Duminy's Bat at World T20

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterMarch 24, 2014

CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH - MARCH 24:  Hashim Amla of South Africa bats during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 Group 1 match between New Zealand and South Africa at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on March 24, 2014 in Chittagong, Bangladesh.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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South Africa's Hashim Amla was the victim of an extraordinary freak dismissal at the hands of New Zealand and Corey Anderson at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

Amla had scored 41 from 40 balls when he departed—via JP Duminy's bat.

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As you can see in the gif, Amla drilled Anderson back down the ground. The only thing that prevented the shot picking up four runs was that Duminy could not move out of the way in time. 

As the ball bounced off his blade, it was still in play—and that meant Anderson, who was alert to the play throughout, had a simple catch to take the wicket.