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BBL: Strikers Jake Weatherald came out twice in one shot | Make way for the catch of the year candidate

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Adelaide Strikers star Jake Weatherald had an eventful game on Sunday after being knocked out twice on the same ball in the opening innings before setting up a contender for the season’s catch.

Weatherald (31 of 26) was on the wrong side of a bizarre layoff. Adelaide’s opening was at the non-attacking end when teammate Phillip Salt blew up a delivery from Chris Green, who bounced off Thunder’s pitcher’s hand and landed on the stumps with Weatherald too slow to back down. .

However, play then continued when Salt opted to run for a single, with Weatherald slow to realize his teammate’s decision as he failed to make it back up in time, effectively being knocked out of the field twice. same delivery.

“He hasn’t even backed off that far either, and he’s still out … I think he needs to work on his run between the wickets. Seriously, he needs to focus more,” said the big player. Australian cricket Mark Waugh. Fox Cricket.

“I’ve never seen this before.

“He wasn’t backing down, he was just standing there. Good player, but he has to wake up when he runs between the wickets.”

Brett Lee added, “I’ve never seen anyone miss twice.”

Luckily for Weatherald, the Strikers won the game by six points to keep their hopes up in the final.

Today’s victory places the Strikers in third place in the BBL standings with a game in hand before the start of the final series.

Jake Weatherald puts a contender for the catch of the season

With the Thunder chasing 160 to win, Weatherald then put on a contender for the season’s catch when he helped fire Alex Ross, who had left for 18.

The Thunder looked like they had found some momentum and seemed capable of chasing the total before Weatherald’s one-handed capture in the 17th century made the task too difficult.

“It could be the BBL’s capture,” Lee said Fox Cricket.

“And the suspension time! He was on his feet, he’s tiny like Spud Webb.

Waugh added, “It’s a great catch.

“Alex Ross thought he had four. What a catch.”

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