Jhye Richardson bowls from the boundary; runs Jake Weatherald out

Richardson threw the ball in his bowling action to the keeper, who collected and whipped off the bails.

Jhye Richardson
Jhye Richardson. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The ongoing Big Bash League season 09 is turning out to be a highlight reel one after another. From Chris Lynn’s whirlwind 94 to Haris Rauf’s fifer; there have been amazingly well documented moments by the Cricket Australia and Big Bash League social media accounts. A similarly brilliant moment was seen in the recent match between Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers.

Mitchell Marsh of Perth Scorchers had won the toss and chose to field first at the Adelaide Oval. Jhye Richardson started off well, removing Phil Salt for two runs. Matthew Short made 34, while Alex Carey made 55 in just 24 balls with 2 sixes and 8 boundaries. However, the innings was held together by Jake Weatherald, as the opener stroke a brilliant half-century, taking the team to a formidable 198/4 in 20 overs. However, the manner in which his innings came to an end has gone viral.


Jhye Richardson bowls from the boundary and runs out Weatherald

Jake Weatherald had stroked a brilliant 83 in just 47 balls with 10 fours and 3 sixes over the boundary rope. He had set up a good platform with his innings for Carey and Jonathan Wells (18*) to launch from and take the innings to a formidable total. Meanwhile, the opener fell in the 15th over to an amazing run out from Jhye Richardson.

Weatherald had clipped Chris Jordan to the backward square leg and ran in hopes of taking a double. However, Richardson attacked the ball and picked it in one motion. He threw the ball in his bowling action to the keeper, who collected and whipped off the bails. Replays showed that the Strikers’ opener failed to make ground in time and was run out.

The Big Bash League tweeted the video to the amusement of fans with the caption, “This is something different from Jhye Richardson in the deep! A run out worthy of a Bucket Moment. #BBL09 | @KFCAustralia”

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Earlier, Chris Lynn had put the bowlers in BBL 09 on notice with his brutal 94 off 35 balls with 11 sixes, during which he completed 2000 runs in the T20 league. Meanwhile, Haris Rauf, who replaced Dale Steyn in the Melbourne Stars picked a five-wicket haul in only his second game. Afghanistan’s Qais Ahmed picked three wickets in four balls and then did his patented front flip celebration.