A young speactator injured himself whilst trying to catch the ball during the Big Bash League (BBL) match between Hobart Hurricanes and Perth Scorchers in Hobart on Tuesday, December 14. He was left bloodied as the ball directly crashed onto his forehead. The incident took place during the eighth over wherein Hurricanes batter Ben McDermott smashed the ball for a mighty six off Andrew Tye’s delivery.
The youngster in the crowd made an attempt of catching the ball but wasn’t able to get his hands on it and unfortunately the ball hit him right at his head. He immediately laid down on the Blundstone Arena turf after suffering the injury. The commentators described the way he had missed the ball.
On air, one of the commentators said, “Oh no. He’s got a bit of blood. We need some medic. He didn’t even realize.” On the other hand, channel 7 commentator, Jason Richardson said, “Hopefully he is all ok. He’s in the hands of the medics. He was surprised wasn’t he.”
Lucky the fan on the hill is OK…
— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) December 14, 2021
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 14, 2021
After having won the toss, Perth Scorchers elected to bat first, but they lost wickets in quick succession still managed to post a competitive total on board for the opposition. Mitchell Marsh dominated the proceedings by hitting a belligerent century off just 60 balls. His knock included as many as six fours and five sixes.
Laurie Evans on the other hand made a valuable contribution of 40 runs for the team. Perth Scorchers thus posted the target of 183 for the opposition. Whilst chasing the total Hobart Hurricanes’ batting unit also experienced a collapse. The team eventually left reeling at 82-5 in the 12th over. Ben McDermott top-scored for the team adding 41 runs to his account.
However as no batter was able to exude enough resistance, Hobart Hurricanes got bundled up for 129 as Perth Scorchers won the match by a big margin of 53 runs. Tymal Mills starred with the ball for the Scorchers picking up three wickets at a healthy economy rate.