In a moment that left fans and players alike in awe, the Big Bash League (BBL) 13 witnessed a unique occurrence during the game between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. Ben McDermott’s powerful shot on the second ball of the Hurricanes’ innings, which seemed destined for a boundary, took an unexpected turn when it hit the closed roof of the stadium and got trapped. As per the tournament rules, the incident resulted in a six being awarded to McDermott, adding a bizarre twist to the match.
The shot by McDermott not only showcased his prowess with the bat but also demonstrated the unpredictable nature of cricket. Despite the unusual turn of events, the Hurricanes emerged victorious by six wickets in the game, with McDermott’s contribution playing a crucial role in their win.
The Hurricanes’ successful chase was led by Sam Hain, who top-scored with 51 runs off 36 balls, supported by McDermott’s 25 runs off 23 balls, including the unconventional six. Corey Anderson’s unbeaten 41 and Tim David’s unbeaten 6 ensured the Hurricanes crossed the finish line comfortably.
Earlier in the match, the Renegades had set a target of 148 runs for the Hurricanes, with Jordan Cox and Jonathan Wells making significant contributions with scores of 47 and 38, respectively. Despite their efforts, the Renegades couldn’t defend their total, leading to their defeat.
The win for the Hurricanes propelled them to the fifth position in the BBL 13 standings, with six points from six matches. On the other hand, the Renegades find themselves second from the bottom, with only three points from eight matches. As the BBL 13 enters its decisive stage, both teams will be looking to make a strong finish in the competition.
The unusual incident involving McDermott’s shot getting stuck in the stadium roof added an intriguing chapter to the ongoing BBL 13 season, showcasing the unpredictable and exciting nature of T20 cricket.