Video: Batsmen attempt to run 4 runs to tie Bushfire Cricket Bash
The Bushfire Cricket Bash between Ponting XI and Gilchrist XI at the Junction Oval lived up to the expectations from the start till the intriguing climax. During the match, Gilchrist XI batsmen namely Cameron Smith and Nick Riewoldt sensed a perfect opportunity to run four runs off the last ball in a bid to tie the match.
The drama all started in the last over when Gilchrist XI required 17 runs off last six balls being bowled by experienced Australia all-rounder Daniel Christian. As the game progressed, Gilchrist XI needed 10 runs off the last ball. Then the drama kick-started to a whole new level.
Daniel Christian lost his focus and bowled a no-ball and Riewoldt scored a four off the ball and the equation became pretty simple with Gilchrist XI requiring five runs off the last ball.
Hitting a six is the only way for Gilchrist XI to win the match or scoring four would be the best to tie the match. However, Riewoldt couldn’t manage to find a boundary off Christian’s delivery and instead, he hit to Phoebe Litchfield at long-on. In an interesting turn of events, running between the wickets was the only option left for Gilchrist XI.
The duo didn’t settle for a run after Christian jokingly threw the ball back towards Litchfield. Seeing this opportunity, the duo completed attempted to run four runs between the wickets but in the end, they ended up picking three runs. Ponting XI won the match by a run in a thriller.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 9, 2020