New Zealand batsman Colin Munro grabbed the limelight during a one-sided Big Bash League encounter with a unique and peculiar shot during his half-century. Munro’s Perth Scorchers faced the Melbourne Renegades on Sunday and the game proved to be a no-contest with the former emerging victors by a whopping 96-run margin. Put in to bat first, the Scorchers finished with 185/3 thanks to wicket-keeper Josh Inglis‘ knock of 72 runs.
Colin Munro contributed to the victory with a quick-fire fifty in just 31 balls as well. In the second innings, the Renegades were cleaned up for just 89 runs as each Perth bowler came to the fore and picked up a wicket or two. The two teams currently occupy the bottom two positions on the points table and will be desperately hoping to turn things around soon.
Colin Munro converts a switch-hit to a late cut
In the 15th over of the first innings bowled by Peter Hatzoglou, Colin Munro went for a Glenn Maxwell-esque switch hit. However, the ball was bowled wide outside leg (for the left-hander) and hence, the New Zealander couldn’t execute the shot. But the clever Munro decided to play it safe instead of risking a poor shot and a catch by deciding to delicately cutting the ball to third-man as a right-hander (fine-leg for a left-hander)
The shot was posted by the official Twitter handle of cricket.com.au who captioned it, “Yep, good shot for one.” The cheeky attempt and the wise execution of the cut by Munro has now gone viral.