The ninth season of Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) is at its apex and one of the highlighting moments was recorded in the recent game between Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers.
Jhye Richardson threw the ball with a bowling action from the boundary rope to run out Strikers’ well-settled batsman Jake Weatherald.
The left-hander smashed a brilliant 83 off just 47 deliveries with 10 fours and 3 sixes over the boundary rope. He set up a good platform with his innings for Alex Carey and Jonathan Wells to launch the attack and take the Strikers’ innings to a formidable total.
But Weatherald had to move back to the hut in the 15th over as Richardson’s throw proved costly for him. Weatherald clipped a Chris Jordan delivery to the backward square leg and ran for a double. However, Richardson attacked the ball and picked it in one motion.
The fielder instantly delivered the ball to the wicketkeeper who collected and whipped off the bails in a flash. Replays showed that the Strikers’ opener failed to make his ground in time and was given run out by the TV umpire.
This is something different from Jhye Richardson in the deep!
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 23, 2019
Well, the Strikers managed to score 198 runs in 18 overs, courtesy to Carey’s explosive innings in the end. In response, the Perth based team could only reach to 183 and lost the match by 15 runs.