This cricket wicket is so unlikely it will probably never happen again

New Zealand cricketer Henry Nicholls created a moment that will live forever because of how unlikely it is. It’s so wild you don’t even need to understand cricket to appreciate what’s happened here.

It’s really a pretty simple chain of events, but the devil is in the details. Nicholls hits a drive to mid off, and his teammate Daryl Mitchell, quickly realizes the ball might hit him. In an effort to get out of the way Mitchell turns his body, flailing his bat up and around, timing it perfectly so the ball hits the meat of his bat, ricochets up in the air, where a fielder is waiting.

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