The game of cricket never ceases to amuse fans. Just when we thought we have seen all kinds of dismissals, Jake Weatherald’s bizarre dismissal in the Big Bash T20 reminds us that there is more drama in the game than we can imagine! Adelaide Strikers’ Jake Weatherald was run-out twice in one ball on Sunday, something which is rarer than a blue moon.
Adelaide Strikers are facing Sydney Thunders at Adelaide. In the 10th over of Strikers’ inning, Phil Salt smashed the delivery down the ground. The bowler, Chris Green got a hand to the ball but couldn’t stop it completely. The ball hit the stumps at the non-striker’s end after kissing Green’s fingers. Jake Weatherald, who was at the non-striker’s end had his bat in the air when the ball smashed on the stumps. However, the batsman thought he was inside the crease.
After hitting the stumps, the ball ricocheted, and Salt called Weatherhald for a run. However, he was ball watching and was late on responding. Hence, he couldn’t make it and was run-out at the wicket-keeper’s end. However, he was run-out first at the non-striker’s end, and thus that dismissal prevailed.
You can watch Jake Weatherald run-out twice on the same ball here:
The Adelaide batsman looked in prime form before his bizarre run-out. He had smashed 31 runs from 26 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes. One of the highlights of his swashbuckling cameo was his six against Ben Cutting. The southpaw pulled Cutting for a ferocious six over mid-wicket off a short delivery.
However, his party was short-lived as he was run-out soon. Adelaide is in a commanding position in this match and has scored 115 runs for the loss of 2 wickets after 14 overs. P Salt is batting steadily and has made 31 runs from 22 balls.
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