- Dwayne Bravo’s drive looked to be heading over the boundary rope
- Ben Laughlin leapt high to grab the catch but was sent off balance on landing
- As he tumbled over the boundary rope he chucked the ball back into play
- Some 30 metres away Jake Weatherald took a diving catch at full-stretch
You think you’ve seen it all in cricket, but the Big Bash has thrown up yet another spectacular moment you will have to see to believe.
Ben Laughlin and Jake Weatherald of the Adelaide Strikers combined for a jaw-dropping catch on the boundary rope in their win over the Melbourne Renegades on Monday.
As Dwayne Bravo sliced a big drive towards deep extra cover, the ball looked to be falling just short of the rope.
Dwayne Bravo smashes the ball into the air and towards the deep extra-cover boundary
Ben Laughlin leaps to take a two-handed catch just in front of the boundary rope
But his momentum sends him off balance and tumbling towards the boundary rope
He improvises by leaping over the rope and chucking the ball back to prevent the boundary
Laughlin composed himself and leapt high to take the catch, but his momentum took him off balance and tumbling towards the rope.
He staggered a couple of steps toward the fence, and as he leapt over the rope himself he flung the ball 30 metres into the infield.
At this point he probably only had it in his mind to prevent conceding the boundary, rather than picking out a team-mate.
Laughlin is off balance and facing the wrong way as he throws the ball into the outfield
After sending the ball back into play, Jake Weatherald is on hand to complete the catch
But somehow his throw found its mark.
Weatherald was nearest and flung himself towards the ball to take a full-stretch diving catch and complete a spectacular passage of play.
Almost in disbelief the Strikers players rushed to congratulate their team-mates in the standout moment of their 26-run win at the Etihad Stadium.
Laughlin leaps high with both hands outstretched as he attempts to catch it first time
He manages to release the ball just in the nick of time before taking it over the rope
Weatherald flung himself towards the ball and took a spectacular diving catch