Big Bash League: Is that even possible? Something, that would be impossible even in book cricket… Australian bowler Riley Meredith conceded 17 runs off one ball in a Big Bash League clash between Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes. The Hurricanes bowler is given the responsibility to bowl the first over while defending 184, he leaked 23 runs in the very first over of the innings. Riley Meredith bowled three no-balls and conceded 5 wides in the 1st over and finished with figures of 1/43 in his 3-over spell. He got the important wicket of Dan Christian.
Here is the video of the ball:
It was the fourth ball of the ball when the episode began as he bowled a huge no-ball.
The Tasmanian followed up the first no-ball with a wide that went way past wicketkeeper Matthew Wade to the boundary, costing Hurricanes 5 wides. The next ball flew to the boundary off Aaron Finch’s inside-edge. After a brief discussion, the on-field umpire gave it a no-ball for height, albeit it being a marginal decision.
Meredith committed the same mistake by overstepping once again, making it three no-balls in the first over. Finch didn’t miss out this time as he hit it cleanly to the wide mid-off boundary after making room for himself.
When Meredith finally bowled a legal ball, the Hobart crowd applauded the young fast bowler. Luckily, the expensive first over did not hurt the Hurricanes eventually as they won the match by 16 runs.