Australian cricketer Ben Cutting, on Thursday, was brutally injured over his nose while attempting to take a catch in a Big Bash League (BBL) 2018-19 match. To his horrors, the ball slipped through his hands and left his nose bloodied after failing to attempt the catch. It took five stitches for him to get him back on the field.
At the moment it seemed like the Brisbane Heats’ all-rounder had taken it cleanly, but neither the catch was taken, nor could he save himself from getting injured. The on-field umpires took help from the Third Umpire to make the final call, and it was decided that he had dropped the catch. Sandeep Lamichhane Shines on His BBL Debut for Melbourne Stars, Picks Two Wickets in First Over; Watch Video.
Watch Video: Ben Cutting Injures his Nose while Taking a Catch in BBL 2018-19
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The incident happened in the first over of Melbourne Renegades’ run chase. Marcus Harris couldn’t time a James Pattinson delivery, and the miscued shot flew towards the wandering Ben Cutting. He tried to take a reverse-cup catch, but failed to do so and injured himself, eventually. Colin Ingram Recalls James Pattinson After Third Umpire Rules Him Run-Out: Watch Funny Video During BBL 2018–19 Match Between Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers.
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Ben Cutting had to leave the field immediately to receive the required medical treatment. After he received five stitches and medical checks were done on him for a concussion, Ben Cutting was back on the field in some time. Toss With a Coin a History in Cricket? Bat Flipped Instead of Coin at Big Bash League: Watch Video.
Earlier, it was Brendon McCullum’s half-century in the first innings, which had helped Brisbane Heat post a score of 144/8 on the board. Melbourne Renegades made the run chase a cakewalk, as they chased the target of 145 in the 16th over. Sam Harper was adjudged as the ‘Player of the Match’. Ben Cutting leaked 23 runs in his quota of two overs.