WATCH: Michael Jones’ six off Chris Jordan damages solar panel

Scotland Opener Michael Jones' huge six off England seamer Chris Jordan smashes and damages the solar panel at the roof of the Kensington Oval ground in Barbados.

New Update

Michael Jones (Source-ICC)

Listen to this article
0.75x 1x 1.5x
00:00 / 00:00

T20 World Cup defending champions England saw their match against Scotland get called off due to constant downpour. Scotland won the toss and chose to bat first and scored 90 runs after a few interruptions. The match was ultimately turned into a 10-over affair with the Scottish openers going back to the dugout having made a positive start. 

Young Michael Jones gave one of the earliest moments of the tournament when he smashed a huge six off Chris Jordan. The ball which was short of length was pulled away with disdain by the Scotland opener. 

The force behind the shot was so ferocious that it landed on the roof of the stadium. Once the replays came in it was learnt that the ball had crashed into one of the solar panels installed on the roof. Once the ball made contact with the panel there was an evident crack on the solar panel. 

England bowlers rendered toothless in abandoned game 

After Scotland had won the toss and chosen to bat first, Jos Buttler had said that he would have also looked to field first. Mark Wood was economical with the ball having conceded 11 runs from his 2 overs. Jofra Archer making his long-awaited comeback to cricket gave away just 12 runs from his 2 overs. 

Jos Buttler was a worried skipper as he saw Adil Rashid and Chris Jordan being smashed for 50 runs from their combined four overs. The Scottish openers took full toll on some loose bowling from the veteran English bowling. 

George Munsey batted well to score 41 not out from 31 balls while Michael Jones was not out on 45 from 30 balls. Both batters hit four boundaries and two sixes as the English bowlers were made to toil hard without any results. Both sides had to share a point to make a sedate start to their T20 World Cup campaign. 

Once the game was called off, Jos Buttler while speaking at the post-match interaction said, “We just wanted to get underway and get a full game and stuff, but that has not happened, that's the situation we find ourselves in. Hopefully, we get a dry game into the next one and we can get into the tournament. It was a tough call, we thought the extra pace of Wood and Archer, we liked it as a combination, but we have got a lot of different options, selection is always going to be the difficult part.” 

T20 World Cup