Central Stags bowler Seth Rance bowls a ripper to dismiss Michael Pollard
Rance was the pick of the bowlers for Districts, claiming two wickets in the match.
Updated - Sep 23, 2019 5:03 pm
30-year-old Kiwi fast bowler Seth Rance bowled a vicious delivery in the Super Smash 2017-18 for his domestic side, Central Districts playing against Canterbury Kings. He bowled a ripper to dismiss Canterbury batsman Michael Pollard, who was striking the ball hard at a strike rate of more than 180.
The stunning delivery was somewhat identical to the one bowled by Aussie fast bowler Mitchell Starc in the Ashes 2017-18 to get rid of English batsman James Vince. Starc produced an absolute peach of a delivery which is also now being called the ‘ball of the summer’ to dismiss Vince in the second innings of the third Test match.
Whereas, the delivery by Rance was a quicker one moving in the air and hurried on to the middle and leg stump of Pollard. The only major difference is that Starc bowled with the red Kookaburra ball and the New Zealand domestic bowler got it right with the white ball. The fast bowler claimed two wickets in this match.
The Districts skipper Will Young won the toss and elected to bat first. Opening batsman Jesse Ryder gave a flying start to his team with an important knock of 84 runs off just 40 balls. The skipper also joined the opener for an influential partnership of 93 runs. They ended up getting a massive total of 213 runs for the loss of five wickets in their quota of twenty overs.
The Canterbury Kings had an awful start to their innings, losing the first in the first over itself for just two runs. They kept wasting wickets at regular intervals. And then Cam Fletcher and McConchie stitched together a crucial fifth-wicket stand of 116 runs. But in the end, they fell 8 runs short of what would have been a thrilling victory. Rance was the pick of the bowlers for Districts, claiming two wickets in the match.