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A bail resting on the middle stump (Photo courtesy: CCC’s Facebook video screengrab)

It is not often that a dismissal leaves players and umpires baffled likewise. The incident took place in a Harding-Madsen Shield match in Australia’s Sunshine Coast area. The match was being played between Caloundra and Toowoomba last evening, when a delivery by Damien Smith left everyone stumped.

The video was shared by Caloundra Cricket Club’s Facebook page.

The ball cleaned up the batsman and dislodged a bail. It was later noticed by Smith’s teammates and others that only one bail had fallen down, while the leg bail had jumped over to the middle stump and rested there.