The 30th match of the eight edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) was marred with controversy as Perth Scorchers' Michael Klinger got out in the most disappointing fashion, but not because of his own fault, but only because of some shocking umpiring.
In the second innings of the fixture between Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers, Klinger was dismissed for 2 of 5 balls. Though, his dismissal should never have stood given it took place in the 'seventh ball of the second over', which both the umpires on the field failed to notice.
Following the match, which the Scorchers won by seven wickets, team's captain Ashton Turner rued the error by the officials and sympathised with Klinger for getting out in such a fashion.
"There are so many moments in cricket where you think what could’ve been different if this had or hadn't happened and it’s unfortunate for him. I’m sure he’ll be disappointed, but we’ve still got a long tournament and there’s a lot of time for him to find some form," he said.
Another incident, one on the light note, which took place on the same day in a different fixture saw a fan almost pull off the 'greatest catch in the sporting history'. During the 29th match of this edition between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Renegades, a fan joined the action and nearly pulled off the greatest catch in the sporting history.
In the 15th over, Brisbane Heat's Chris Lynn hit a massive six straight down the ground. His effort was brilliant, but what followed was beyond words!
A fan, sitting in the stands, ran from his seat and attempted to catch the ball near the sight screen. He showed great resilience and nearly pulled off a spectacular, but just at the last moment, slipped. Still, it earned him a mention in BBL's official Twitter account.