As the Melbourne Stars took on Sydney Thunders in a must-win game on Thursday to progress to the final of the KFC Big Bash League Final against Sydney Sixers, a hilarious moment in the first innings of the match was witnessed as Stars' took on to bat first.
In the 14th over, Stoinis punched Cook's third delivery to wide long-on and called for two instantly, however, Larkin crashed into his partner while stealing the second and the throw from long-on was way off target. A direct hit at the bowling end would have been curtains for Nick Larkin who went on to score 83 runs. Soon after the incident, netizens were quick enough to react on the comical collision. Here are a few of the reactions:
Seems like Pakistani players on pitch 😂😂😂😂😂😂— Syed Muhammad Ali (@SmAli92) February 6, 2020
2017 Champions Trophy 😂😂😂😂. Faf and his boys doing funny stuff— Ｔｅｒｒｙ Ｍｔｈｅｍｂｕ⚪ (@Terrypedia) February 6, 2020
When The Stars collide...— Owen Martin (@marto1059) February 6, 2020
Opener Marcus Stoinis' powered his side to 194 in a bid to face Sydney Sixers in the final of BBL 2019-2020. The opener played a brilliant inning of 83 runs off 54 deliveries and was well supported by Nick Larkin who also scored 83 runs. Nick Larkin also registered his highest score in the BBL while Stoinis showcased his power-hitting skills yet again as he slammed 7 fours and 3 sixes at a strike rate just above 150.
As the Thunders' openers took on the field to chase a mammoth total of 195, their innings was short-lived as Nathan Coulter-Nile stepped to the occasion to get rid of them. The pacer first effected the run-out of Alex Hales with a stupendous direct hit from mid-on. Next up he bagged the prestigious wicket of Usman Khwaja has hit the bullseye with his delivery to dismiss the opener while he was at 23.