Ashton Turner: The captain of Perth Scorchers scored a boundary in the last over to become a source of amazement for one and all.
During the 30th match of the ongoing 10th season of the Big Bash League between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers in Perth, Perth Scorchers captain Ashton Turner (7*) astonished one and all with his unbelievable scoot shot off Sydney Sixers pacer Jake Ball.
It all happened on the second delivery of the last over when Ball bowled a full and wide delivery from around the wicket. Turner, who kept his cards close to his chest until the ball was delivered, suddenly hit a delivery from way outside the off-stump towards the fine-leg region for a boundary.
While the aforementioned was Turner’s lone boundary during his brief knock, half-centuries from all-rounder Mitchell Marsh (57*) and Colin Munro (50) played a vital role in Scorchers posting a competitive 183/4 in 20 overs.
Marsh, who came in to bat at No. 5 in the 15th over, put on display brute force to complete a 25-ball half-century comprising of seven fours and two sixes.
Sixers spinner Lloyd Pope, who was included at the halfway mark as an X-factor player, was the pick of their bowlers with figures of 2-0-13-2. Other than Pope, spinner Steve O’Keefe also picked a couple of wickets as the remaining visiting bowlers disappointed after captain Daniel Hughes won the toss and chose to field.
Ashton Turner plays unbelievable scoop off Jake Ball
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How Twitterati reacted:
How on earth did Turner pull this off?!
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