BBL 2021-22: Kid in the stands wears a glove to catch balls during Melbourne Stars’ match against Perth Scorchers

BBL 2021-22: Kid in the stands wears a glove to catch balls during Melbourne Stars’ match against Perth Scorchers

The Scorchers won the game on Tuesday by 47 runs.

A cricket fan
A cricket fan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The rescheduled 27th match of the 2021-22 Big Bash League (BBL) between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars took place on January 11 at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong. The Scorchers, led by Ashton Turner, won the match by 47 runs. Moreover, they strengthened their grip at the top of the table with 37 points from 12 matches. Their net run rate of 1.141 is also the best among the eight teams.

Sydney Thunder, who are on a six-match winning streak, are placed second and are seven points shy of the Scorchers. Barring any miraculous circumstance, the Scorchers should end as the table-toppers by the end of the league stage and qualify directly for the final.

In the meantime, a funny incident came to the fore during the game. A kid was seen, sitting in the hands with his gloves on. As many as 16 sixes were shit during the game on Tuesday and the young man must have expected one of them to come his way.

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After winning the toss and opting to bat first, the Scorchers scored 196 for the loss of three wickets in 20 overs. After they lost Kurtis Patterson early to Haris Rauf, Nick Hobson and Laurie Evans steadied the ship for them.

The duo put on 83 runs for the second wicket off 9.1 overs after which Adam Zampa separated them, getting rid of Hobson, who made 46 runs off 36 balls. However, Evans played until the penultimate over and scored 69 runs off 46 balls with the help of two fours and five sixes.

Skipper Turner made an unbeaten 26-ball 47, laced with three fours and as many sixes. Aaron Hardie also chipped in with a handy seven-ball knock of 15 with two sixes. Thereafter, Matthew Kelly came to the party and made sure that the Stars got themselves up to 149 for the loss of nine wickets.

Opening batter Beau Webster scored 63 with seven fours and two sixes, but didn’t get enough support from the others. Jason Behrendorff and Ashton Agar got one wicket apiece and conceded runs at around a run-a-ball.