From Pat Cummins’ dive-and-throw in one quick motion, to Azhar Ali’s comical run out – we saw it all in 2018. We expect more spectacular run outs in 2019, with a lot of cricket throughout the year, especially with the World Cup round the corner. But right now, it’s the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) 2018-19, which has given us the first contender for ‘run out of the year’.
During the clash between Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers on January 4, the former were looking for a wicket in an attempt to break the partnership between Daniel Hughes, and skipper Moises Henriques.
D’Arcy Short, who was in his second over, and trying to stop the boundaries, jammed a delivery into the block hole and Henriques missed it completely. Hughes called for a run, after the ball went to Mathew Wade’s right after hitting his pads. But Wade was quick to recover whereas Henriques was struggling to make his ground. The wicketkeeper lost his balance while trying to throw it to the non-striker’s end. The throw was wide, and Short dived to his right to stop the ball.
At that point the run out looked unlikely as Henriques wasn’t even looking to ground his bat. But while rolling over, Short managed a direct hit, catching Henriques completely by surprise, and sent him back to the pavilion.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 4, 2019
Upon replays it almost looked like a replay run out. Here’s how Twitter reacted to it:
Best Run out Ever….
— Abhijeet Pathania (@Abhijeet3903) January 4, 2019
He didn’t see that coming
Ground ur bat maybe moises?
— aaron sayers (@asayers09) January 4, 2019
— Julie Atkinson (@zimblondie) January 4, 2019
Absolutely spot on!
— Scott Bailey (@ScottBaileyAAP) January 4, 2019
Gotta feel for this guy
This brilliant piece of run-out cost me my fantasy points for Henriques. Wanted him to score another 50
— Ronak Doshi (@Ron_020294) January 4, 2019
He deserves to be
How can he not be in the ODI team. Idiot selectors.
— Trevor (@TLHammers) January 4, 2019