BBL 2018-19: Aaron Finch destroys a chair after getting dismissed in the final against Melbourne Stars
Finch scored 13 runs from 10 balls.
Updated - Feb 18, 2019 10:08 am
Aaron Finch captained the Melbourne Renegades in the eighth edition of the Big Bash League (BBL). He had all the reasons to cheer as his team won the tournament, beating Melbourne Stars at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. From a personal perspective, he had a topsy-turvy campaign as he could only score 220 runs from eight matches at an average of 27.50 with one half-century.
His top score of 54 came against Sydney Thunder almost a month ago. In the final, he was determined to get a substantial score under his belt. The right-order got a couple of boundaries off leg-spinner Adam Zampa and Jackson Bird. He played out the entire mandatory powerplay and would’ve been planning to press the accelerator and help his team set a substantial target for the Stars.
Unlucky Aaron Finch
The incident occurred in the last ball of the sixth over. After being put in to bat by the Stars, the Renegades lost Marcus Harris and Sam Harper cheaply and needed to arrest their slump. Finch had Cameron White at the other end and the onus was on the experienced heads. The duo added 22 runs for the third wicket and was seeming to have gotten the measure of the conditions.
However, thunder stroke at the wrong time and a straight drive from White cannoned into the stumps at the non-striker’s end. Jackson Bird bowled a full-length delivery. At that point in time, Finch was outside his crease when the leather deflected off the bowler’s hands on to the stumps. The 32-year-old Victorian was definitely disgusted after the unfortunate dismissal.
The disappointment was palpable on his face and while going back to the dressing room, he smashed a chair out of sheer frustration. However, the end turned to be delighting for him as the Renegades got home by 13 runs to become champions for the first time.
Here is the video of the dismissal
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