Perth Scorches fast bowler Jhye Richardson pulled off a perfect throw in bowling action from the deep, inflicting a run out.
During the match between Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers, Jake Weatherald was stroking his way to a century, when Richardson “bowled” him out from deep square-leg.
Richardson is yet to fully recover from a shoulder injury that he caught before the World Cup. He had made a quick impact with the Australian national team, showing good promise. His performances initially in the limited overs earned him a Test cap and almost a World Cup spot. The shoulder injury deprived him of a World Cup.
Playing in the Big Bash League now, Richardson is still recovering from the injury, and hence refrained from throwing the ball. In spite of that, he managed a perfect throw and inflicted an important run out.
A video of the dismissal was obtained on Twitter-
This is something different from Jhye Richardson in the deep!
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 23, 2019
Weatherald was dismissed by Richardson’s effort, 17 runs short of a century. His 83 off 47 balls , combined with another quick fire half century from Alex Carey took the Adelaide Strikers to 198 in rain reduced match.
The Scorchers were off to a blistering start, starting their 18-over run chase. Openers Josh Inglis and Liam Livingstone scored half centuries, but with very little contributions from the batsman following them, Perth fell 15 runs short of the target.
Jake Weatherald, for his 47-ball-83, was adjudged the Man of the Match. “It was great to be a part of the game,” he said in the pot match presentation after receiving the award. “The bowlers did a great job after the batters set it up. It got a bit exciting in the run chase. But glad we held our nerves. I generally try to swing as hard as I can.”
Rashid Khan’s contribution with three crucial wickets also helped Adelaide go past Perth.