A comedy of errors occurred in a Big Bash match between the Adelaide Strikers and the Perth Scorchers as both sides made a series of mistakes before eventually running out batsman Alex Carey.
Having opened the batting, Carey had been limited to 11 runs from 25 balls while three wickets had fallen at the other end.
Keen to rotate the strike, Carey tried to steal a quick single after dropping a Jhye Richardson delivery short on the onside only to quickly realise Ashton Turner was onto to it straight away and had picked the ball up cleanly from the turf.
As Carey began the sprint to the opposite wicket he changed his mind, with both men now well out of their respective creases a run out looked a mere formality.
It seemed the Scorchers fielders had the simple task of smashing the stumps off the wickets to run the batsman out from close range, but much to the amazement of everyone watching this proved not to be the case.
The Scorchers men missed the wickets twice in quick succession before throwing the ball to the opposite to finally put Carey out of his misery.
Even the commentators of the Big Bash match were bewildered by what they had just seen: "There is no way I can talk anyone through that," Brad Hodge said. "It's just absolute confusion. I don't know what to say there."
The Blues ended up losing the game by seven wickets as they travel back to Perth empty-handed.
It also represents the defending champions' second-straight defeat but they will look to put that run to an end as they face Sydney Thunder on New Years Eve on home soil.