Jake Weatherald was knocked out at both ends in the BBL clash against Sydney Thunder.
Adelaide Strikers beat Sydney Thunder by six points in the game.
Adelaide Strikers star drummer Jake weatherald had an eventful BBL match against Sydney Thunder Sunday, when he was first knocked out twice in the same delivery, then caught a superb catch in the second set.
Weatherald (31 of 26) was on the wrong side of a bizarre layoff. The incident took place in the ninth of the opening rounds. The Strikers’ opener was at the end of the non-forwards when Phil salt played a direct drive off the Sydney Thunder spinner Chris Green. The bullet hit the stumps, but not before Green got his hands on it. Weatherald was found below his fold and he was exhausted for the first time.
But the action was not over. Salt called for a quick single and nearly made it to the other end but a distracted Weatherald got stuck in the middle. Thunder wicket keeper Sam billings quickly dislodged the bailiffs at the other end, making Weatherald the only batsman in BBL history to be eliminated twice on a single ball.
“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, “ former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh said Fox Cricket.
“I’ve never seen this before.
“He wasn’t backing away, he was just standing there. Good player, but you have to wake up when he runs between the wickets.
Brett lee added: “I’ve never seen anyone miss twice.”
What just happened ?! Jake Weatherald sort of ran out on both ends, on the same ball! 🤯
– KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 24, 2021
Weatherald then pulled off the ‘catch of the season’ when he sacked Alex ross for 18.
– Adelaide Strikers (@StrikersBBL) 25 January 2021
The Thunder seemed to be going well for the 160-point pursuit before Weatherald’s one-handed stunner in the 17th made their task too difficult. In the end, the Strikers won the game by six points.