India A vs England Lions: Bees Attack in Thiruvananthapuram, Three Spectators Admitted in Hospital
India A is currently plying their trade in the fourth unofficial One-Day International at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram against England Lions. Meanwhile, the hosts have already sealed the series winning the first three games of the series. However, during the course of the game, the umpires had to halt the play due to an unexpected reason as bees attacked some spectators.
England Lions continued their poor show with the bat after opting to bat first. The fast bowlers racked up a good pace with the new ball picking wickets on a consistent basis. Shardul Thakur started the proceedings for India A removing Will Jacks in the fifth over. Since then Alex Davies and Sam Hain tried to build a partnership before Thakur removed Davies to have England Lions at 41 for two.
The visitors lost two more wickets in quick succession to have themselves at 54 for four. Paceman Avesh Khan and Rahul Chahar also joined the party to remove their experienced batsman Ben Duckett and Sam Hain. Striving at 55 for four, skipper Sam Billings tried to bail England Lions out alongside young Ollie Pope. The young Pope, who made his debut for England against India last year, showed great determination to see off India’s spinners.
However, Chahar provided the breakthrough removing their skipper Billings. Since then, Pope and Steven Mullaney added another crucial partnership. But once Pope got out it was all over for the England Lions as they bundled out for 221 runs. Shardul Thakur was the pick of the bowlers returning with four wickets while Chahar bagged two wickets.
However, during the course of the game, some bees attacked the spectators and they have to be admitted in the hospital. Meanwhile, there was no harm to the players.
Swarm of bees attack some spectators during India A- England Lions 4th ODI. Three persons admitted in hospital. Match stopped for 15 minutes. No player bitten . #INDAvENGL
— Joby George (@JobyGeo19345834) January 29, 2019