What it’s like to get out in the most bizarre and unluckiest manner in cricket? Perhaps the batsmen who got out in an unexpected manner would know the exact feeling. The game of cricket has witnessed many unluckiest dismissals over the years.
However, not many get dismissed due to their accessories. Melbourne Renegades captain Aaron Finch found a new way of getting out. For the first time in his cricketing career, he was dismissed in the unluckiest manner.
Finch’s biggest enemy was his thigh-pad as the ball touched the pad before crashing into the stumps. Nobody saw this coming and even the skipper Finch wouldn’t have expected this sort of dismissal.
This will go down as the unluckiest dismissal in the ongoing 10th season of the Big Bash League. It was Finch who accidentally found a way to get out but spinner Zahir Khan took the credit.
Finch gets dismissed in unluckiest manner in BBL
The unexpected incident happened during the 2nd ball of the fourth over bowled by Zahir Khan. The left-arm wrist-spinner tried his best to keep the Melbourne Renegades skipper in check by bowling in the right line and length.
During Renegades’ run-chase of 159, skipper Finch was under pressure already as he consumed too many balls than the number of runs he scored. Frustrated by dot balls, the right-handed batsman was looking for a boundary to ease the pressure.
Renegades captain tried to sweep the ball but he ended up missing the ball completely. But the ball went on hit his thigh pads in the follow-through. The ball could have easily gone to the other side but it deflected his thigh pad and went on to hit the stumps.
KFC Big Bash League posted the video on their Instagram handle. They uploaded the video of Finch’s dismissal along with a caption that reads: “Bowled by a thigh-pad deflection… Aaron Finch’s luck this season is about as rotten as it gets 😫 #BBL10.”
Watch the video below:
Renegades won the Berby
Earlier, Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell won the toss and elected to bat first. Nick Larkin top-scored for Stars with 61 off 47 deliveries. His innings included a flurry of 8 fours and a six.
Marcus Stoinis scored 37 off 27 balls as an opener where he struck 6 fours to his name. Zak Evans and Peter Hatzoglou took 2 wickets apiece. Stars ended up posting 158/6 in their quota of 20 overs.
In reply, Renegades chased down the target with 2 balls to spare and won by 5 wickets. Skipper Finch got out on 10, Shaun Marsh was dismissed for just 1 but Renegades somehow found a way to seal the victory. Stars’ bowlers namely Nathan Coulter-Nile did his best by taking 3 wickets but it was to no avail.
Mackenzie Harvey was the pick of the batsmen as he scored 47 off just 21 balls including 6 fours and 2 sixes. Beau Webster scored a quickfire 22 off 9 including 3 fours and a six. Mackenzie Harvey was named the man of the match for his impressive batting performance.