In the ongoing season of Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL), the cricket world witnessed a unique incident during a match between Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers on Monday.
Perth Scorchers fast bowler Jhye Richardson was fielding near the boundary rope at square-leg when Strikers batsman Jake Weatherald flicked the ball towards the region.
This is something different from Jhye Richardson in the deep!
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After collecting the ball, Jhye returned it to Perth’s wicketkeeper with a bowling action to run Weatherald out. The ball was thrown with utmost accuracy as the keeper collected it cleanly near the stumps to disrupt the woodwork in a flash before the batsman could make it to the crease.
Weatherald was batting at 83 and had just played 47 balls before Richardson’s strange throw cost him his wicket in the 15th over. The Adelaide batter was right to call for the double before he was left surprised with Richardson delivering the ball from the deep square leg in a single motion.
However, riding on Weatherald’s heroics with the bat, Adelaide Strikers eventually came on top of the Perth Scorchers with a 15-run victory in the rain-affected match.
Adelaide had posted a total of 198 in the first innings after DLS came into play and reduced the game into an 18-over affair. Scorchers remained short of the winning total and were able to make 183/7. Rashid Khan was the pick of the bowler as he returned with the figure of 3/40.