Victorian batsman Sam Harper has sparked a furious debate after being given out obstructing the field in his side’s one-day cup match against South Australia.
The clash was just five overs old when the drama unfolded after Dan Worrall’s attempted run out.
As you can watch in the video above Harper stepped down the wicket to block a delivery back to the bowler, who threw the ball at the stumps – only for the batsman to step in front and block it with his pads.
Worrall immediately appealed to the umpire as discussions began on and off the field.
“The factor here, obviously Harper went down the wicket and (it’s) whether he made his ground or not when the ball was thrown back,” former Australian international Andrew Symonds said.
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