In the 52nd game of the ongoing Big Bash League 2022-23, Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers locked horns. During the game, the Renegades’ former skipper Aaron Finch hit one of the longest sixes of the tournament. He was facing Andrew Tye in the 18th over of the second innings. Finch hit the ball in the second tier of the Perth Stadium, which has one of the biggest boundaries in Australia.
At the time, the former champions needed 43 runs in just 13 balls. Even the commentators couldn’t believe what they saw on the screen. The video of the incident is going viral.
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Meanwhile, talking about the game, the home team, Perth was asked to bat first after losing the wicket. However, it was a blessing in disguise for the Orange Army as they amassed 212/5 at the end of the first innings. For the team, openers, Stephen Eskinazi and Cameron Bancroft scored fifty each. Not to mention, the latter remained not out at 90.
In reply, despite the best efforts of Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, and Will Sutherland, the team lost by 10 runs. After the game, Bancroft, who was adjudged the player of the match said “I don’t know how to describe what was going on there in the last 10 overs. It was all happening. We made it exciting. At the end of the day the main goal was to win and get a home final and we’ve done that so it’s fantastic. I tried to pace my innings as well as I could, hit boundaries when I needed to and there was a few times we wanted to take the surge and we lost a wicket at the back end of the over so I had to regroup again. I felt like I hit the ball well tonight.”