BBL 2018-19: Perth Scorchers’ Ashton Turner gets six runs for hitting the roof
The commentators were not sure how that was awarded six.
Updated - Dec 20, 2018 6:16 pm
The Big Bash League (BBL) season 2018-19 got underway on Wednesday. As expected, the league had started off with a barrage of huge hits. There was an interesting incident in just the second match of the season between Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne. It was Ashton Turner who produced an outrageous shot which ended up hitting the roof of the stadium.
It was the 1st ball of the 12th over from Daniel Christian saw Turner of the Perth Scorchers wanted to go big but just got a top edge. The ball was travelling though not horizontally but got a lot of vertical height to hit the roof. The ridiculously outrageous shot was signalled a six by the umpire. The ball, after hitting the roof had landed right between the three fielders just at the 30 yards circle.
A similar incident took place in the year 2012 when Aaron Finch smashed one off Doug Bollinger which hit the roof beam. However, the ball, on that occasion had cleared the roof before hitting it. The shot was also signalled as a six.
The commentators including former Australian cricketers Shane Warne and Brett Lee had a confused reaction on their faces regarding the umpire’s decision. The decision still remains debatable since a mishit which wasn’t going to get past the 30-yard circle had been signalled for maximum on just hitting the roof. Turner, after hitting the shot holed out one at mid-wicket to the captain Cameron White and was out for 13.
Here is the video of the six:
Turner hits the ROOF 🤯🤯🤯
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) December 20, 2018
Scorchers bowled out for 103
Meanwhile, Perth Scorchers were been bowled out for a paltry score of 103 after being sent to bat first by the Melbourne Renegades. Michael Klinger, who opened the innings with Sam Whiteman, top scored with 28 for the visitors.
The middle-order, however, fell quite cheaply including David Willey, the skipper Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, and Hilton Cartwright. Melbourne Renegades put on a very tidy bowling performance, lead by Kane Richardson and Daniel Christian, picking up three wickets each.
Usman Shinwari and Jack Wildermuth chipped in with two wickets each as Melbourne Renegades were in the hunt for their first ever win against Perth Scorchers. In the end, it was the Renegades managed a memorable victory by 4 wickets.