Watch: Cutting’s face cut open by dropped catch
Australia all-rounder Ben Cutting had a busted face after dropping a catch which fell straight to his face during the Big Bash League (BBL) match between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Renegades.
In the 26th match of the tournament, Melbourne won comfortably by 8 wickets after Brisbane managed to score only 144 runs.
After winning the toss, Melbourne opted to field first. Openers Max Bryant and Brendon McCullum gave their side a good start with 39 runs in the opening stand. Bryant was the first man to depart while McCullum scored 50 from 47 balls. After the fall of well-set McCullum, none of the batsmen could make a mark.
Usman Khan was the man for Melbourne tonight, who picked up 3 wickets and conceded only 16 runs. Boyce also chipped in and picked up 2 wickets. In the end, they managed to restrict Brisbane to 144.
In reply, Brisbane removed the openers early. However, since then, it was all about Melbourne. A 106-run stand between Sam Harper (56*) and Tom Cooper (36*) guided Melbourne to an easy win by 8 wickets.
Meanwhile, there was a bad moment for Cutting during the second innings. He dropped a catch of Marcus Harris and as if a dropped catch wasn’t bad enough, the big allrounder had a busted face to go with it after this high ball burst through his hands and his face was full of blood after that.
As Cutting kept the ball for some seconds, the umpire had to go to the third umpire to check if it was out or not. But in the end, the third umpire gave not-out as the ball wasn’t in the hands of Cutting for 3 seconds.
The all-rounder left the field with blood and a smile on his face. After all, the player got hurt while doing something that he loves the most, which is the beautiful game of cricket.
Watch Ben Cutting’s dropped catch here –
— Global Cricketer (@GlobalCricketer) January 10, 2019