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Big Bash League 2018-19: Michael Klinger Controversially Dismissed On Seventh Ball

Big Bash League 2018-19, Michael Klinger

Big Bash League all-time top scorer Michael Klinger was controversially dismissed on the seventh ball of the over in the match between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers. Perth Scorchers opener Michael Klinger was unlucky to be dismissed on the seventh ball of the innings after umpiring howler.

Klinger who is suffering from a rib cage injury was dismissed for only two runs when he was caught by Steve O’Keefe on the bowling of Ben Dwarchius. However, Perth Scorchers won the match against Sydney Sixers by seven wickets.

Michael Klinger. (Photo by Michael Dodge – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Umpiring hiccup leads to Klinger’s dismissal.

This was their third win of the season as they are still at the bottom of the points table after playing eight matches. The two-times champions hasn’t hit the ground running in this season.

Meanwhile, Cameron Bancroft has made a solid comeback after serving the ban. The right-hander was able to hit the straps in the seven-wicket win as he smashed 87 runs from 61 balls. Thus, Bancroft was adjudged the Man of the match for his blistering knock. Bancroft had also scored 59 against Melbourne Stars in the previous match.

Big Bash League 2018-19, Michael Klinger

Michael Klinger. (Photo by Daniel Carson/Getty Images)

Perth Scorchers skipper Ashton Turner scored a fine knock of 60 runs from 31 balls. Furthermore, Andrew Tye and Matthew Kelly scalped two wickets each for the Scorchers. Meanwhile, there were three matches on Sunday in the ongoing Big Bash League 2018-19.

Scorchers coach Adam Voges was not impressed by the umpiring hiccup. “Obviously it’s the umpires’ jobs to count the number of balls in an over,” he said on Channel Seven.

Sydney Thunder won the first match against Adelaide Strikers by 71 runs whereas Brisbane Heat won the second game against Melbourne Renegades by a gargantuan margin of 101 runs. Meanwhile, Melbourne Stars will lock horns with table toppers Hobart Hurricanes.