During the 18th match of the ongoing Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) in Australia, an amazing fielding effort stole the attention of fans. On Tuesday, October 31, the Ellyse Perry-led Sydney Sixers faced the Perth Scorchers at the WACA in Perth. During the game, Erin Burns, a star player from the Sydney Sixers, demonstrated an extraordinary fielding performance at the mid-wicket boundary to prevent six left fans in shock.
As the game approached in the last over of the first inning, Alana King from the Perth Scorchers faced the bowling of Ashleigh Gardner from the Sydney Sixers. Under mounting pressure, King attempted a powerful slog sweep, but her shot veered off course, sending the ball soaring towards the mid-wicket area.
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THAT’S ILLEGAL, ERIN BURNS! 🔥😱pic.twitter.com/mJwIYPW2p3— Barbados Royals (@BarbadosRoyals) October 31, 2023
In a breathtaking display of athleticism, Erin Burns sprang into action, extending her reach to grab the ball perilously close to the boundary line. Acknowledging her proximity to the rope, she swiftly flicked the ball back into play, ensuring it remained within the field. Her lightning-fast reflexes and quick decision-making preserved crucial runs for her team, limiting the Scorchers to just a couple of runs in the end.
Sydney Sixers fails to win the game
Despite Burns' heroic efforts, the Sydney Sixers fell 36 runs short of securing a victory. The Scorchers amassed a formidable total of 166 at the conclusion of their 20 overs. In their pursuit of the target, the Sixers commenced strongly, with skipper Ellyse Perry and Suzie Bates establishing a sturdy opening partnership of 52 runs. While Bates contributed 18 runs, Perry exhibited an exceptional performance, racking up 59 runs off 48 balls, including ten boundaries.
However, the middle-order batters failed to replicate the early momentum. Ultimately, the Scorchers emerged triumphant in this fiercely contested match. Erin Burns' remarkable fielding feat underscored the unwavering dedication and extraordinary skills showcased by the players in the ongoing WBBL tournament, captivating the audience with moments of sheer brilliance on the field.