Watch: Riley Meredith Conceded 17 Runs In Just One Ball
On Thursday’s (7 February) Big Bash League game between Hobert Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades, Hurricanes’ young pacer Riley Meredith had a horrific experience. He conceded 17 runs in a legitimate delivery and that too in the opening over of the second innings of the match.
It was the 52nd game of BBL 2018/19 at Bellerive Oval (Hobart). After Hurricanes scored 183/6 (20 overs) in first innings, Renegades’ openers Marcus Harris and Aaron Finch began their chase. Meanwhile, the 22-year-old right-arm pacer Riley Meredith started for Hurricanes with the new ball in hand, but the opening over was horrific for him.
At the end of the first over of that innings, Renegades scored 23/0. Moreover, Riley Meredith conceded a total of 17 runs in just one legitimate ball of that over.
In the first three balls of that over, the young pacer conceded only 1 run. But his next ball changed his rhythm of that over. After conceding a front-foot no-ball, Riley Meredith conceded a wide+four, overstepping no-ball+four and another overstepping no-ball+four in his three consecutive deliveries. Finally, he delivered a legitimate ball in the next delivery where Aaron Finch snatched another single.
Later in that over, Riley Meredith conceded another single and one four-leg-bye as Renegades scored 23 runs in that over. However, his team finally won the game by 16 runs as Renegades managed to score 167/8 in 20 overs. Riley Meredith finished the game with the bowling figures of 3-0-43-1.
Matthew Wade scored 58 off 30 balls
Earlier, in that game, Renegades’ captain Aaron Finch decided to field first after winning the toss. Hurricanes openers Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short provided an excellent start for the team as they had an 87-run partnership. The host skipper and wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade played a quick-fire knock of 58 runs off 30 balls (six boundaries and four over-boundaries). However, after that partnership was broken, Hurricanes were losing their wicket at regular intervals.
D’Arcy Short lost his wicket after scoring 28 off 23 balls. Ben McDermott played an essential knock of unbeaten 39 off 30 balls, while Simon Milenko scored 27 runs off 14 balls. At the end of 20 overs, Hurricanes scored 183/6.
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