Strikers star stuns legends with two run outs in one ball
Adelaide Strikers star Jake Weatherald had an eventful match on Sunday after he was run out twice on the same ball during the first innings before putting in a contender for catch of the season.
Weatherald (31 off 26) was on the wrong end of a bizarre dismissal. The Adelaide opener was at the nonstriker's end when teammate Phillip Salt blasted a Chris Green delivery, which bounced off the Thunder bowler's hand and landed back onto the stumps with Weatherald too slow to back up.
However, the play then continued when Salt opted to run for a single, with Weatherald slow to realise his teammate's decision as he failed to make it up the pitch in time, effectively being run out twice from the same delivery.
"He wasn't even backing up that far either, and he's still out … I think he's got to work on his running between wickets. Seriously, he's got to concentrate more," Australian cricket great Mark Waugh told Fox Cricket.
"I've never ever seen that before.
"He wasn't backing up, he's just standing there. Good player, but got to wake up when he's running between wickets."
Brett Lee added: "I've never seen anyone run out twice."
Fortunately for Weatherald, the Strikers went on to win the match by six runs to keep their finals hopes alive.
Today's win puts the Strikers in third spot on the BBL ladder with one game in hand before the finals series gets underway.
With the Thunder chasing 160 to win, Weatherald then put in a contender for catch of the season when he helped dismiss Alex Ross who departed for 18.
The Thunder looked as if they had found some momentum and appeared capable of chasing down the total before Weatherald's one-handed catch in the 17th over made the task too difficult.
"That could be the catch of the BBL," Lee told Fox Cricket.
"What about the hang time! He was up, he is only tiny like Spud Webb.
Waugh added: "That is a great catch.
"Alex Ross thought he had four. What a catch."
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