Watch: Nick Larkin absolutely steals a single in BBL
Perth Scorchers are the most successful franchise in the history of the Big Bash League as they won two titles to their name. Sydney Sixers were the winners of the previous edition of the BBL. Now, the 10th edition of the Australian-based franchise tournament has kick-started only recently.
The league had so much drama right from the word go. The players from the franchises have been doing what they are supposed to do i.e. hit sixes, take wickets, catches and fielding efforts. During the BBL match between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder, the rarest incident happened.
During the game, Nick Larkin tried to play a sweep shot off Daniel Sams’ bowling. While doing so, the ball went inside his jersey in the follow-through. Larkin thought he hit the ball somewhere down the ground and was searching the ball. However, with no time left, he had to go back to the non-striker’s end to complete the single.
Soon after that, players were thinking where the ball might have been. But by the time Larkin made to the other end, he had realised that the ball was inside his jersey. In what was a once in a blue incident, the batsman stole a single without knowing that he had the ball with himself.
The video of which spread like wildfire across social media platforms. KFC Big Bash League posted the video on their official Twitter handle. Nobody really expected this type of incident. Larkin must be really lucky to have stolen a cheeky single.
Watch the video below:
Hide the ball and run! Bit cheeky here from Nick Larkin… ?
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 12, 2020
Talking about the game, Melbourne Stars won the game by 22 runs. With two wins in two games, Glenn Maxwell-led team go on top of the points table with as many as 8 points. Stars won the toss and opted to bat first. They scored 169 for the loss of 8 wickets in their quota of 20 overs.
Marcus Stoinis top-scored for the Stars with 61 off 37 balls including 6 fours and 2 sixes at a strike-rate of 164.86. Captain Maxwell scored 29-ball-39 with the help of 4 fours. Daniel Sams and Chris Green took 2 wickets each for Thunder.
Sydney Thunder, in reply, managed to score 147/9 in 20 overs. Skipper Callum Ferguson scored 54 off 35 balls including 6 fours and a six. Alex Hales scored 46 off 41 balls. Stars’ bowlers did a pretty good job in restricting the opposition to a low total as they won the game with ease.
Adam Zampa was named the player of the match for his 2/10 in 4 overs. Hilton Cartwright took 2 wickets while Liam Hatcher took 3 wickets.