The batsman’s bat broke in the middle of the match. (WBBL Screengrab)
Many times such things happen in cricket that it is difficult to believe. Something similar has happened in Australia’s Women’s Big Bash League. In the match played on Sunday in this league, something happened that the spectators could not believe. The match was at the North Sydney Oval ground in Sydney where Brisbane Heat faced Perth Scorchers. In this match, the bat of the Brisbane team player broke in the middle of the match and this player hit a six with this bat itself. This player again made the biggest score of this tournament. The name of this player from Brisbane is Grace Harris.
Brisbane batted first in this match. The team defeated the Perth bowlers fiercely and after playing 20 overs, scored 229 runs losing seven wickets. Despite many efforts, the Perth team could not go beyond the score of 179 runs after losing eight wickets.
hit a six with a broken bat
The huge score that Brisbane scored was due to the strong innings of Grace Harris. Facing 59 balls, he scored unbeaten 136 runs with the help of 12 fours and 11 sixes. This is the biggest score made by any batsman in this tournament. But during this innings of Grace, he had to change his bat because his bat was broken. The 14th over of Brisbane’s innings was going on. The first ball of this over had been bowled. Cleary bowled the second ball on which Grace hit a brilliant six over long on. But while playing this shot, his bat broke. The handle of his bat broke and the bat fell apart. The bat fell near the non-striker end. Grace then changed her bat and continued her batting.
🗣️ “I need a new bat… nah, stuff it. I’ll hit it anyway.”
— Weber Women’s Big Bash League (@WBBL) October 22, 2023
Perth’s batting failed
Perth had got the target of 230 runs. But in front of this huge score, every effort of Perth went in vain. Beth Mooney scored the maximum 60 runs for the team. Mooney faced 30 balls and hit six fours and four sixes. After him Amy Jones played an inning of 30 runs. Courtney Grace Sippel took four wickets for Brisbane. He gave only 27 runs in four overs. Jess Johnson took two wickets.