Jofra Archer pulls off a scintillating run out against Adelaide Strikers
While falling on the ground, the 22-year-old aimed at the stumps, and stunningly, disturbed the woodwork .
Updated - Jan 18, 2018 8:33 pm
Barbadian cricketer Jofra Archer is grabbing the headlines for all the right reasons in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL). The Barbados born youngster was named as a replacement for bowling all-rounder Tom Curran in the Hobart Hurricanes franchise. Archer, who was relatively unknown in Australia has now earned the status of a cult hero among Hurricanes fans.
The 22-year-old who represented West Indies in U19 cricket is now plying his trade in English county has once grabbed the headlines for his stunning athleticism on the field. Archer, who has taken 13 wickets in the BBL so far, pulled off an exuberant run-out during the game against Adelaide Strikers on Thursday (January 14).
While the Strikers’ opener Alex Carey was on strike, Archer delivered a perfect yorker from around the wicket, which the left-hander pushed to the left of the bowler. Archer sprinted to collect the ball, which he brilliantly did with his left hand while diving, and turned back immediately to notice that both batsmen were stranded in the middle of the pitch. While falling on the ground, the 22-year-old aimed at the stumps, and stunningly, disturbed the woodwork to find Carey’s opening partner Jake Weatherald short of his ground.
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Archer went on to finish the innings with excellent figures of 3 for 27. Eventually, the Strikers put up 187/4 in their quota of 20 overs with Carey scoring exactly 100 and Weatherald getting 65.
However, his effort went in vain as Hurricanes lost the game by 11 runs while chasing 187. The Hurricanes, however, could not manage to overhaul the target as two early wickets did not allow them a stable start. Though Alex Doolan and Ben McDermott stitched together 102 for the third wicket, they ended up with 176, and the Strikers won the game by 11 runs.