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BBL 2020-21: Ben Cutting hits Morne Morkel for 101-metre six; balls lands on the roof in Thunder vs Heat knockout

Dixit Bhargav

BBL 2020-21: Ben Cutting hits Morne Morkel for 101-metre six; balls lands on the roof in Thunder vs Heat knockout

Ben Cutting hits Morne Morkel: The all-rounder from Sydney Thunder top-scored for his team in a much-needed finishing act.

During the knockout match of the ongoing 10th season of the Big Bash League between Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat in Canberra, Sydney Thunder all-rounder Ben Cutting played yet another finishing act to power his team to 158/8 in their allotted quota of 20 overs.

Cutting, who top-scored for his team with 34* (18) comprising of a four and four sixes, amazed one and all with a gargantuan six off veteran Brisbane Heat fast bowler Morne Morkel.

It was on the third delivery of the 18th over when Cutting thwacked Morkel over the mid-wicket region as the ball ended up landing on the roof of the Manuka Oval.

Had Cutting been more smart with his running between the wickets in the last two Power Surge overs, he would have had more balls to face as potentially the last-man standing. Apart from the 34-year old player, Thunder wicket-keeper batsman Sam Billings also played well for his 34 (24) comprising of three fours and a six.

Morkel, who was included as an X-factor substitute for Xavier Bartlett, conceded 37 runs in his four overs dismissing Thunder captain Callum Ferguson (25) in the process. However, with bowling figures of 3-0-22-2, Mark Steketee was the pick of the bowlers for Heat.

Proving their captain Chris Lynn’s (10) decision of winning the toss and batting first as the right one, Heat batsman Sam Heazlett (74 not out) and wicket-keeper batsman Jimmy Peirson (43 not out) shared a match-winning 92-run partnership to seal the chase in the last over.

Ben Cutting hits Morne Morkel for 101-metre six

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, 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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