Shaun Marsh dominated with the bat in hand for the Melbourne Renegades but it was youngster Mackenzie Harvey who upstaged the veteran with what was billed “the catch of the tournament.”
But some claimed that replays showed it came off a no-ball.
Alex Hales was threatening to go huge for the Sydney Thunder and realistically had already set them up with the perfect start, hitting 45 runs off just 18 balls.
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He was five runs from breaking his own record for the fastest half-century by a Thunder player.
That was until Harvey took an absolute screamer of a catch at gully to dismiss the dangerous opener.
“What a catch! Catch of the tournament that is,” Fox Cricket’s Mark Howard said in commentary.
“Harvey dives. Perry gets his first wicket and that is an absolute top draw performance,” Adam Gilchrist added.
“What a catch. Mackenzie Harvey. You cannot get sick and tired of watching that.”
“I said it the other night. I think he’s the best fielder in the world,” Aaron Finch said from the field to the Fox Cricket commentary team.
It also gave Mitchell Perry his first wicket in the BBL.
However, replays caused contention as some claimed it should not have counted and was instead a no-ball.
The Thunder ended up winning by seven runs on the DLS method so they would not have been too stressed by the call.
Of course it would have been very different if they lost given how strongly Hales was performing.