The cricket fans witnessed one of the rarest on the field during the Women’s Big Bash League 2023. It happened during 5th match of the ongoing edition of the tournament; the match was being played between Brisbane Heat Women and Perth Scorchers Women. The hilarious and interesting happened in the 14th over of the first innings when Brisbane opening batter Grace Harris smashed an unbelievable six off Amy Edgar’s delivery.
The moment attracted the eyeballs of the cricket fans on social media because it was smashed by Harris with a broken bat. The video of this incident is making rounds on social media as soon as it was shared on X (formerly Twitter).
Here’s the video of Grace Harris hitting six with a broken bat:
EXTRAORDINARY!— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) October 22, 2023
Grace Harris had a broken bat, and this is how it played out:
"Hey guys, I need a new bat!"
"Stuff it, I'll still hit it!"
And then Harris hits it for SIX! #WBBL09 @SportsCenter #SCTop10 pic.twitter.com/ZI9JUnAyyl
Speaking of the action of the match, Perth Scorchers Women skipper Sophie Devine won the toss and asked Brisbane to bat first. Batting first, the entire innings of Brisbane revolved around the swashbuckling century smashed by opener Grace Harris. She smashed 136 runs off just 59 balls, hitting 12 fours and 11 sixes.
Other than her knock, middle-order batter Mignon du Preez also scored 39 runs off 23 balls, with 7 fours. On the back of Grace Harris’ century, Brisbane Heat posted a total of 229 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
Amy Edgar scalped 3 wickets for Perth, alongside 2 wickets scalped by Chloe Ainsworth. Other than these two, Sophie Devine and Lilly Mills also picked one wicket each.
While chasing the target, it was only the wicketkeeper-batter Beth Mooney who played a knock of 60 runs off just 30 balls, with 6 fours and 4 sixes. Apart from Mooney, none of the batters crossed the individual mark of 30+ runs other than the 30-run knock by Amy Jones.
Eventually, Perth Scorchers Women could score only 179 for the loss of 8 wickets in the entire 20 overs and lost the match by 50 runs. Grace Harris won the player of the match for her iconic match-defining performance of 136 runs with the bat and 1 wicket with the ball.