[Watch] Matthew Hayden’s Hilarious Commentary Slip During AUS vs ENG T20 World Cup Match

Matthew Hayden’s The Funny Incident: In a funny moment during the Australia vs England T20 World Cup match on June 8, 2024, former Australian cricketer-turned-commentator Matthew Hayden accidentally said ‘sex’ instead of ‘six’ while on air. The slip-up occurred during the first over of England’s chase, leaving everyone in the commentary box laughing.

Matthew Hayden's The Funny Incident

The Match Overview

The Ashes rivals Australia and England faced off in match number 17 of the ICC Men’s 2024 T20 World Cup at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. England won the toss and chose to bowl first. Australia managed to score 201-7 in their 20 overs.

The Commentary Blunder

As Mitchell Starc ran in to bowl the fifth delivery of England’s chase, Hayden made his amusing mistake. Referring to Jos Buttler, he said, “He’s got to bring all of that wisdom, sex, sixes inside that first six [overs].” Realizing his mistake, Hayden cheekily added, “Say that,” which led to his co-commentators bursting out in laughter.

The Match Progress

Australia’s Innings

Australia got off to a flying start, with their openers adding 70 runs in just five overs. David Warner scored a quick 39 off 16 balls before being bowled by Moeen Ali. Travis Head contributed 34 off 18 balls before Jofra Archer dismissed him with an off-cutter.

Skipper Mitchell Marsh chipped in with 35 off 25 balls, while Glenn Maxwell added 28 off 25 balls. Marcus Stoinis (30 off 17) and Matthew Wade (17* off 10) also made valuable contributions, helping Australia reach a total of 201-7. For England, Chris Jordan took two wickets, while Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, and Liam Livingstone each took one.

England’s Chase

In pursuit of 202, England was 99-3 after 11 overs. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa bowled Philip Salt for 37 off 23 balls. England skipper Jos Buttler, who scored 42 off 28 balls, was caught at backward point while attempting a reverse sweep against Zampa.

England faced another setback when the hard-hitting Will Jacks was brilliantly caught by Starc at long-off off Marcus Stoinis’ bowling, managing only 10 runs.

Social Media Reactions

The hilarious incident quickly went viral on social media. Fans and cricket enthusiasts shared the clip of Hayden’s slip-up, expressing their amusement and appreciation for the light-hearted moment. It became a trending topic, with many enjoying the lighter side of the intense cricket match.

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