Josh Inglis produced a batting masterclass during the Perth Scorchers’ ongoing Big Bash League playoff game against Sydney Sixers, hitting an unbeaten hit of 69 runs on 41 balls. The Scorchers set a goal of 168 runs, with Inglis playing a “scandalous shot” in the 17th over. Faced with a delivery from Ben Dwarshuis, the wicket-keeper-batsman came up with a shot that fans have never seen before. Inglis tried to speed up a wider throw, using the back of his bat at the last minute to sweep it past the opponent’s wicket-keeper for a breathtaking boundary.
Here’s the video of the recording:
Commentators were surprised by the incredible shot, shouting into the air, “OH NO! That’s the most outrageous shot of Big Bash 10!”
Dwarshuis didn’t really have much of an answer to the shot and walked back with a grin to bowl his next delivery. In total, Dwarshuis took two wickets in four overs and gained 40 overs.
Meanwhile, Inglis’ knock consisted of five fours and two sixes. Colin Munro and Ashton Turner also contributed with notable hits to Perth, with 30 and 33 runs respectively.
Fans on Twitter praised Inglis for the shot, with one saying, “We’re calling it the decline, everyone. It’s final.”
We call it reversing, everyone. It’s final.
– MCG | SCG | Gabba | 2020-21 (@El_Chopernos) January 30, 2021
Meanwhile, another fan had a hilarious take on it: “Don’t give Steve Smith any ideas.”
Don’t give Steve Smith any ideas ffs
– MG (@Lfc_Maneesh) January 30, 2021
A win for either outfit will send them to the BBL Finals, while the losing team must play the challenger to qualify for the Finals.
The Perth Scorchers finished the league phase in second place, with eight wins from 14 games. Meanwhile, Sydney Sixers claimed first place with nine wins from 14 games.
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