WATCH: Bees Invade Cricket Match, Stop the Game
Somewhere out there, Joba Chamberlain and the 2007 New York Yankees shake their heads.
A cricket match between Sri Lanka and South Africa was stopped for over an hour, as swarms of bees invaded the Johannesburg field during play on Saturday.
While the bees took their unearned seats on the field, the players hit the deck, competition briefly set aside as they simply tried to "survive", exchanging laughs as they bucked down. Initial attempts to contain the bees failed, until one of the players bravely sacrificed his helmet, as South Africa's Quinton De Kock made history...
The scene eerily resembled the 2007 ALDS between the Yankees and the Cleveland Indians, in which another aviary menace, a series of midges, invaded the field. The game didn't stop, and the Yankees lost a lead en route to dropping the series 3-1.
Beekeepers were eventually called in, and the game was eventually allowed to continue. De Kock's sacrifice apparently appeased the cricket gods, as South Africa went on to win the game by seven wickets.
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