Ever since the advent of T20 cricket, the fielding standards have sky rocketed. Fielders and keepers are trying out new things everyday to match up with the entertainment of the game. One such bizarre mode of run out happened in the BBL match between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder. Scorchers keeper Josh Inglis inflicted a volleyball style run out to dismiss the Thunder batsman Ross.
The funny incident happened in the last ball of the sixth over. Sam Billings played a ball on to the on-side. Billings was happy with the single, but Ross who was his partner began running for the second. He was returned back by Billings who sensed a run-out. Ross was way behind the crease, but the keeper Inglis made a mockery of the throw by Behrendorff. He lost the control of the ball, and what followed was a run-out, that you’ll never see again. After losing the control of the ball from a direct throw, he fluffed the ball and pulled off a forehand smash to complete a volleyball style run-out. Jason Roy, who came near to Inglis to collect the ball was amused by this bizarre skill from Inglis. He couldn’t control his laugh and the commentators yelled out “You are kidding me!”.
As a result of complete team performance from the Scorchers, they managed to defeat the table toppers Sydney Thunder. Ever since they started playing at the Optus Stadium at Perth, Scorchers have been unstoppable. Their pace bowling attack looks tailor made for this pitch and it was once again confirmed by the performance that they put forward in this match. As always Jhye Richardson starred with the ball, as he picked up 4 wickets Behrendorff and Tye provided a much needed supporting hand by picking up 2 wickets each.