The Big Bash League clash with Adelaide striker opener Jake Weatherld led to a very strange event. He could not reach both ends of the crease. He faced it in a match with Sydney Thunder on Sunday. In the 10th over of the first innings, Phillip Salt played a single towards bowler Chris Green. The ball was hit by stumps with Green’s left foot. The Weathers were out of the crease. In the meantime, Salt called Weatherd for a run. But Weatherd’s eyes were on the ball. In the end he could not reach the crease at both ends. Stumps were flown by wicketkeeper Sam Billings at the batting end.
However, according to the rules, the batsman cannot be dismissed twice on the same ball, so the first run out at the non-striker end was considered. After this, Wetherield returned to the pavilion.
Wetherald was lost to the extent that both batsmen had reached the same end at one time. After this, Wetherald understood it and fled to the other side.
The commentators were also surprised and they also said, ‘Weatherworld, what are you doing.’ He called it a very poor running-between the wicket.
The decision for the run-out went to the third umpire where it was clear in the replay that Wetherold’s bat was in the air when the non-striker ends were scattered. He returned to the pavilion after scoring 31 runs.