Brisbane Heat opener Matt Renshaw come up with a brilliant effort on the boundary ropes in the ongoing 29th match of the Big Bash League against Hobart Hurricanes. Hurricanes opening batsman and captain Matthew Wade played an aerial shot towards the cow corner. Renshaw moved to the left from long-on and took a brilliant catch.
However, the momentum was taking him out of the ropes. Renshaw was guile in getting rid of the ball but could not get it inside the playing area and the ball was falling outside the boundary. The southpaw batsman once again made a jump to flick the ball to his teammate, who took a simple catch. But Matthew Wade decided to stay his ground as he waited for the umpire decision.
Why it was adjudged not out.
As expected the decision went to the third umpire. Simon A Lightbody, who is the TV umpire correctly gave the decision as ‘not out’. As per the rules, a player cannot be outside the playing area.
Had Renshaw been able to throw back the ball to his teammate in the first attempt, Wade would have been adjudged out. However, as Renshaw was outside the boundary and flicked the ball back into play after landing his feet on the ground, it was ruled out as not out.
But Brisbane Heat was able to get rid of Matthew Wade on the very next ball as Tom Banton took a catch. Wade scored 61 runs from 46 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes.
However, no other Hurricanes batsman was able to get going as they posted a paltry score of 126-9 after electing to bat first. Josh Lalor scalped three wickets whereas Ben Laughlin snared two wickets.
Here is the Superman effort from Matthew Wade:
This is genuinely blowing our mind. After all that, Matthew Wade is GONE!
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