Matthew Wade annoys South African star Faf du Plessis by shouting “Bowled!” in BBL clashes

Mouth before wicket: Rude moment Matthew Wade annoys South African star Faf du Plessis by shouting ‘Bowled!’ before the ball hits the stumps in BBL clashes

  • Matthew Wade got under the skin of Faf du Plessis in the Big Bash match in Launceston
  • Wade screamed “bowl” before the ball hit the stumps from the former Proteas Test captain
  • Speaking after the game, Wade later apologized, admitting he made the call a little early

Brash Hobart Hurricanes wicketkeeper Matt Wade infuriated South African star Faf du Plessis during a fiery Big Bash match on Monday night.

Known for his competitive nature, Wade screamed “bowl” before the ball crashed into the stumps in a move that angered the former Proteas Test captain.

Perth Scorchers key recruit Du Plessis, 38, immediately turned to Wade and appeared to be gesturing with his hand at the University of Tasmania Stadium.

His dismissal for 32 from 16 balls was pivotal and the hosts won a close encounter by eight runs.

Former Australian wicketkeeper Wade later offered an apology to Du Plessis – sort of.

Wicketkeeper Matt Wade has always gotten under the skin of his competition – and did so on Monday night in Launceston against South African star Faf du Plessis in the Big Bash

“I think he was disappointed. I called ‘bowled’ maybe a little early, he told Channel 7.

I don’t know how early it was, but I think that’s why he got annoyed.

“Sorry Faf,” Wade added with a laugh.

When the Hurricanes were on the field earlier, Wade top-scored with 51 from just 29 balls.

Rookie spinner Paddy Dooley also caught the attention of the hosts, taking 4-16 from his four overs.

Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades are the early competition pacesetters after both have won their first two games.

Before his dismissal, Du Plessis looked ominous, with 32 off just 16 balls for the Scorchers.

Before his dismissal, Du Plessis looked ominous, with 32 off just 16 balls for the Scorchers.

When the Hurricanes were on the field, Wade top scored with 51 from just 29 balls - and then tested Du Plesssis' patience behind the wicket

When the Hurricanes were on the field, Wade top scored with 51 from just 29 balls – and then tested Du Plesssis’ patience behind the wicket

The top-flight Strikers are in action on Tuesday night, hosting Sydney Thunder at Adelaide Oval.

After being rolled for just 15 by the same opposition at the Spotless Stadium on December 16, the Thunder will be keen to exact revenge in the City of Churches.

It was the lowest score in T20 history and Australian Test great Brett Lee didn’t mince words in the commentary box.

“I’m speechless, I really am. It’s terrible for Sydney Thunder,” he said on Fox Cricket.

‘Fifteen. It’s great bowling, but really? I’m speechless. Strikers haven’t even warmed up. I’ve never seen anything like it. I have never seen a game of cricket like this ever.

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