Big Bash League two times champions Perth Scorchers batsman Ashton Turner became the first player to get the benefit of new BBL rules. Ashton Turner got six runs when he mistimed the first ball of the 12th over against Daniel Christian. The ball reached the maximum limited and touched the roof of the stadium.
Subsequently, six runs were added to the total of Perth Scorchers. In fact, it is an absurd rule as there was no timing in Ashton Turner shot. Furthermore, the ball had landed near the 30-yard circle. Thus, it didn’t make any sense to give free runs to the batsman.
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This is absurd.
In fact, Ashton Turner himself claimed that it is a bad rule. Meanwhile, if the ball hits the spider cam, then it is declared as a dead ball.
“I think it’s a pretty bad rule,” Turner told cricket.com.au. “It saved me tonight … I think it’s not fair.
“It should be a dead ball – you can’t predict whether they’re going to catch it, so there’s no fairer outcome than a dead ball.
“It’s a little bit different if you think it might have hit the roof over the boundary rope (but) it might be hard to detect where it’s actually (going to land) and if it’s going to go for six,” he added.
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On the other hand, commentators Shane Warne and Brett Lee were flabbergasted by the new rule. Meanwhile, Melbourne Renegades went on to win by four wickets.
Perth Scorchers were bundled out for 103 and could face only 19 overs. Daniel Christian and Kane Richardson scalped three wickets each. Furthermore, Usman Khan was awarded the Man of the match for taking two wickets.
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Mohammed Nabi and Sam Harper played crucial knocks to take their team over the line in the second game of the eighth season.
Here is the video:
Turner hits the ROOF ???
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) December 20, 2018