BBL 10: Nathan Ellis collides with Aaron Hardie while lbw appeal against Scorchers batsman

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 22/01/2021

Nathan Ellis collides with Aaron Hardie: The pacer from Hobart Hurricanes ended up inuring himself during an animated appeal.

During the 47th match of the ongoing 10th season of the Big Bash League between Hobart Hurricanes and Perth Scorchers in Melbourne, Hobart Hurricanes fast bowler Nathan Ellis was involved in an amusing incident not for himself though.

Bowling the second delivery of his third over, Ellis found Perth Scorchers batsman Aaron Hardie plumb in front of the stumps as the latter had shuffled far too across only to miss a straight delivery.

Ellis, who was full of excitement while appealing to the umpire, ended up colliding with Hardie who was attempting to run a single. While the umpire ruled the decision in Ellis’ favour, it had come at the cost of some pain due to the collision.

Coming in to bat at No. 7 in the 15th over, Hardie departed after scoring 12 (9) with the help of one four. However, it was Perth wicket-keeper batsman Josh Inglis who top-scored for his team with his 58 (35) comprising of four fours and two sixes.

Ellis’ bowling figures of 4-0-34-4 played a leading role in restricting the opposition to 179/8 in 20 overs but Hurricanes batsmen still fell short by 22 runs after three out of their Top Four were out for single-digit scores.

Scorchers fast bowler Jhye Richardson, who had registered bowling figures of 4-0-33-4, was declared the ‘Man of the Match’ for dismissing Matthew Wade (6), Ben McDermott (0), Peter Handscomb (30) and Tim David (27).

Nathan Ellis collides with Aaron Hardie

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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