The 10th edition of the Big Bash League is continuing to entertain the fans in many different ways. Batsmen, bowlers, and fielders are taking turns to put on a candid show on the field.
While the league came under fire for umpiring howlers since there is no DRS technology, the players of the respective franchises are making us forget about the league’s setbacks by displaying brilliant performances.
So far, the league has witnessed every snippet of cricketing moments during the passage of play. Recently, fielders stole the show by taking sensational catches on the field.
The likes of Mackenzie Harvey, Jason Roy pulled off terrific catches. Then Andre Fletcher stunned the commentators and fans by taking two outstanding catches in the same match.
Colin Munro plays a unique shot
However, this time around, it was the batsman who hogged the limelight in the BBL. Thanks to New Zealand international Colin Munro for playing an innovative switch hit. During the 25th BBL match between Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers, Munro unleashed a unique version of late cut which looked like a totally different shot altogether.
The video of which went viral on social media. Munro was one of the top batsmen for Scorchers as he scored a brilliant 52 alongside his partner Josh Inglis who chipped in with an unbeaten 72 (7 fours, 2 sixes).
The productive duo helped Scorchers post a total of 185/3 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Munro hit as many as 1 four and 5 maximums including a reverse late cut shot which he played for a single.
During the 15th over of Scorchers’ batting, Munro attempted to go for a switch hit but Renegades bowler Peter pitched the ball short which forced the New Zealand batsman to change the shot in a split second.
The left-handed batsman smartly nudged towards the third man, in what looked like a reverse late cut shot. Although it was not a boundary, it looked like a unique shot. Everyone was stunned after watching the shot.
Watch the video below:
Melbourne Renegades all out for 89
Perth Scorchers posted a mammoth total with the help of Josh Inglis and Colin Munro’s productive knocks. Renegades bowler Jack accounted for 2 dismissals. Noor Ahmad took a wicket to his name.
In reply, Renegades lost the plot after losing the top half of the batting line-up. Jack Prestwidge was the pick of the batsmen for Renegades as he scored 33 off 24 balls including 1 four and 3 sixes. Renegades were skittled out for a paltry 89 in 12.5 overs.
Scorchers bowlers did a pretty good job in restricting the opposition to a low total. Aaron Hardie and Fawad Ahmed took 2 wickets apiece for Scorchers. Richardson, Livingstone, Tye, and Behrendorff took a wicket each. Josh Inglis was named the man of the match for his terrific batting performance.