BBL 2020-21: Melbourne Stars’ opener Andre Fletcher hits outrageous no-look six
The Grenada star picked up the length of Bartlett's delivery early before dispatching it well over the backward square leg boundary.
Updated - Dec 12, 2020 12:11 pm
West Indies star Andre Fletcher has once again made it to the news headlines thanks to his trademark no-look six. The right-handed batsman unleased the impressive piece of skill while playing for Melbourne Stars in their Big Bash League-opener against Brisbane Heat in Canberra on Friday. Melbourne Stars also went on to win the game by six wickets.
Playing his maiden innings in the Big Bash League, Fletcher did not get to the best of starts. At the start of Stars’ chase, he stood at the non-striker’s end and saw Xavier Bartlett deliver a wicket maiden with the opening over. In the following over, Fletcher conceded five dot balls in a row while facing Matthew Kuhnemann before taking a single to retain the strike for the third over.
And the third over started with a dot too. But just when it looked like Fletcher would fail to make a mark in his debut innings for the Stars, he hit the no-look six. The Grenada star picked up the length of Bartlett’s delivery early before dispatching it well over the backward square leg boundary. And while the commentators and fans were in awe of the shot, Fletcher stood like a statue, staring back down the pitch.
Here is a clip of the shot from Andre Fletcher:
He's back in the pavilion now, but how about this no-look six from The Spiceman 😲😝
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 11, 2020
Melbourne Stars win
Melbourne Stars beat Heat by six wickets to start their campaign on a winning note. Having restricted the Heat to just 125 runs, the last year’s finalists chased down the total in the 18th over with Hilton Cartwright and skipper Glenn Maxwell scoring 46 runs each. Earlier in the match, Nathan Coulter-Nile picked up 4 wickets for just 10 runs to help Stars bowl out the Heat cheaply.
Stars started their chase in a dismal fashion with Marcus Stoinis out for a second-ball duck and Andre Fletcher out for 12. Ben Dunk was out cheaply too, leaving Stars reeling at 34 for 3. But Maxwell and Hilton Cartwright stopped the rot and went on to make light work of the chase, helping their side win the match with 17 balls remaining.