Video: Peter Nevill's 'self' run-out in Big Bash League 2016 is the most bizarre dismissal you've ever seen
In a Melbourne Derby match featuring two big teams in the Big Bash League 2016 namely Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades, Renegades wicketkeeper Nevill involved himself in an almost self-runout sort of a dismissal.
With the Indian tour of Australia approaching, both the teams lost some of their local flavours, with the players heading off to represent the nation.
Melbourne Stars captain David Hussey won the toss and did not hesitate to put the Melbourne Renegades into bat. Opening the batting, Chris Gayle started off slowly, not before trying to deposit the first ball of the very first over from Michael Beer into the stands.
Once Ben Hilfenhaus was introduced into the attack, he immediately induced an edge from opener Tom Beaton’s bat, who saw Stars keeper Handscomb taking a stunning one-handed diving catch to his right.
Skipper Cameron White then joined Gayle to the pitch, and immediately dispatched John Hastings to the boundary via a six and a four. Once leg-spinner Adam Zampa came into the attack, Gayle smashed him for two sixes and was immediately removed from the attack.
Once Gayle and White were sent back to the to by medium-pacer Marcus Stoinis, Zampa came back to bowl the 13th over. The first two balls were stroked for singles by Bravo and Nevill. The third ball saw Dwayne Bravo taking a shimmy down the track, and to hit the ball directly onto Nevill’s bat.
When Bravo hit the ball, the bat turned in Nevill’s hand and changed the direction of the ball. The ball smacked the top of Zampa’s nose, to ricochet onto the bowler’s stumps, catching Nevill short of the crease.
As soon as the ball hit the stumps, Nevill dropped his bat and went onto the check how Zampa was doing after which he walked off to an ovation for his sportsmanship.
The dismissal was a weird one, almost like the incident involving Michael Clarke and Andrew Symonds.