Srinagar: These things also happen on the Cricket field as the Australian batter refusing to change the damaged bat, hit massive six with broken bat during the Women’s Big Bash League.
Australian star Grace Harris steered the Brisbane Heat to a commanding position in the Women’s Big Bash League on Sunday, October 22. Harris scored an incredible 136 runs from a mere 59 balls against the Perth Scorchers. She helped Brisbane Heat to post a total of 229 runs.
Harris’s innings shattered the record for the highest individual score in the WBBL. This record was previously held jointly by Smriti Mandhana and Ashleigh Gardner.
After breaking her bat in the 14th over, instead of opting for a replacement, she decided to continue with the damaged equipment.
The stump microphone picked up her brief exchange with non-striker Bess Heath, where she remarked, “nah, stuff it. I’ll hit it anyway.”
True to her word, on the subsequent delivery, Harris struck the ball with such force that her bat’s handle snapped off, sending it flying. This incident amused players and spectators alike.
Harris’s innings included 12 boundaries and 11 sixes, setting another WBBL record. She reached her century in just 48 balls.
This century marks Harris’s third in the WBBL, making her one of only three cricketers to achieve this milestone, the others being Sydney Sixers’ wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy and Perth Scorchers’ captain Sophie Devine.
Even after her bat broke during a powerful shot in the 14th over, Harris seamlessly transitioned to a new bat, continuing her boundary spree.