- The astounding catch was mixture of quick thinking and great teamwork
- The catch will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the greatest
- Since the ball never touched the ground before being caught it was ruled as valid
Jake Weatherland and Ben Laughlin have been credited with one of the most amazing out of field cricket catches in history.
The game was being played between the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades in Australia’s KFC Big Bash League at the amazing Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) where two fielders worked together to pull off a one of a kind catch.
Briefly.co.za learned that Laughlin chased the high ball towards the boundary and had to extend himself to catch it, he managed to throw the ball infield before it crossed the boundary in mid-air.
It was no simple throw, the ball travelled almost thirty metres into the hands of his teammate Weatherland. Since the ball did not touch the ground before being caught the catch was legal to the astonishment of the announcers and both teams according to thesouthafrican.com.
“I just thought I was a bystander at the start,” Weatherland said. “Obviously Benny went and took the catch and then took a few more steps than he obviously needed to and then he just managed to throw it so much further. I couldn’t believe I was in the game."
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Thanks to the duo's fielding antics and the efforts of former Protea's batsman Colin Ingram who scored 68 runs off only 36 balls the Strikers were able to win the day.
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