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Gloucestershire took on Somerset in the 106th game of the Vitality Blast 2023, and now that the tournament is advancing to its knockout stage, cricket fans are witnessing some unbelievable and unreal incidents every other day. One such incident took place during the game on June 23, Friday at the County Ground, Taunton, when Gloucestershire opener Grant Roelofsen’s bat accidentally hit the ball twice.

In the sixth over, Roelofsen double-hit Craig Overton’s delivery and aimed it for a boundary. The ball first touched Roelofsen’s gloves, and then came in contact with his bat. However, the efficient fielding by the Somerset fielders compelled the batter to settle for a single only. 

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The South African cricketer ended up scoring 52, and helped the team put up a score of 186-6. However, the double hit wasn’t the only thing that gained the limelight during the game. Roelofsen’s  inning was cut short in the 15th over when he was run out in controversial circumstances after he ran into Somerset  bowler Matt Henry while attempting to reach the non-striker’s end. 

The 26-year-old swiped a delivery by Matt Henry to cover and set off, but Tom Abell was quick to the ball, and he hurled it back for a direct hit. Though Roelofsen  was out of the crease, Henry, who was backing the stumps, seemingly came in the way of the batter and prevented him from entering the crease. The team managed to pull 52 runs from the next 33 balls after the Johannesburg-born cricketer walked back to the pavilion. However, in return, their rivals successfully chased the target of 187 with three balls remaining.