Currently, the eighth season of the Big Bash League (BBL) is going on and it has already got a move on with teams already having played between six to seven matches individually. A recent game between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Renegades witnessed one of the most horrific moments in the history of BBL history. The incident took place in the second half of the game with the Renegades chasing 145 for victory as the fiery all-rounder Ben Cutting faced a terrible injury.
Brisbane Heat all-rounder’s nose was broken while going for a catch to dismiss Marcus Harris. The incident happened in the very first over of the Renegades innings when Harris went for a big shot on the third delivery of the first over. The batsman miscued the shot which went right up in the air and dropped exactly on Cutting’s face while he attempted for the catch which resulted in his nose getting full of blood.
Here is the video of the incident:
Meanwhile in the #BBL…
Ben Cutting tries to catch a ball with his face. (and fails) 🤔pic.twitter.com/M6BmQ8yPsT
— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) January 10, 2019
The ball gave Cutting a nasty cut and to add insult to injury, the umpires deemed the ball was not in his hands a sufficient enough amount of time to deem it a fair catch. He received treatment and got five stitches for the cut, but his pride would be hurt more than his face after he made a meal of the attempted catch. Talking about the incident, Harris said, ” He looked pretty rattled, so hopefully he is ok. He had a bit of claret coming out of him the poor fella.”
Brisbane Heat hosted the Renegades in the 26th match at the Gabba, where batting first, the hosts only managed to reach the total of 144 with the help of a half-century from the veteran batsman, Brendon Mccullum. Coming in at number six, Ben was the second highest scorer for his team, scoring 20 from 10 balls. A combined bowling effort from the opposition bowlers saw Brisbane being restricted to a below-par total on a good batting wicket.
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Renegades chased down the total inside 16 overs with Sam Harper scoring 56* and skipper Tom Cooper 36*. Openers Mackenzie Harvey and Marcus Haris gave the team a dream start inside the powerplay taking them to 40 without loss inside 4 overs.
Despite his all-around abilities, Cutting has not been included in the Australian ODI squad for the ODI series against India which is scheduled to commence in Sydney on January 12.