Published: Sun, January 12, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

The division rule helps Heat survive stumbling against hurricanes in Gabba

The division rule helps Heat survive stumbling against hurricanes in Gabba

Hobart's "Big Bash" weaknesses and a third straight win for Brisbane Heat were outshone by Matthew Wade's controversial layoff at Gabba. Renshaw lobbed the ball up in the air before his feet made contact with the area on the other side of the line. Renshaw then grabbed the descending ball on the rope and tossed it up while stepping out. That law further states: A fielder who is not in contact with the ground is considered to be grounded beyond the boundary if his/her final contact with the ground, before his/her first contact with the ball after it has been delivered by the bowler, was not entirely within the boundary.

It came after the return test batsman Matthew Wade fell victim to a fissile fishing law changed nearly seven years ago.

Matthew Renshaw was standing behind the rope when he batted the ball back to his teammate. After he touches the ball he needs to end up back in the field of play.

It certainly seems to be legal as per rules but do you think that catch should have been allowed to stand or not?

The catch was reviewed and after a lengthy delay Wade, who admitted he wasn't sure of the rule, was sent on his way for 61.

Meanwhile, the decision was referred to the third umpire who initially ruled it not out before correcting the decision to out.

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"I had no idea of the rule really - once he hit outside the field of play I didn t know if he was allowed to touch the ball or not", Wade told match broadcaster Channel 7.

"But I've got no grudges. nobody's talked about it until this point so it hasn't been much of an issue, but will it be an issue (now that it's happened again)?"

'Maybe players could expose it a little, but you'd have to do a hell of a job to do it'.

'So maybe we'll keep practising that'.

Josh Lalor (3-21) was excellent on both ends of the innings, Laughlin (2-21 of 4 overs), Zahir Khan (1-20) and Cutting (1-12) exerted constant point pressure on their home turf and Renshaws two Spin-overs spawned Caleb Jewell's key wicket as the canes dropped to 9-126 towards the end.

But Ben Cutting (43 off 29) went large and Jimmy Peirson (23 off 25) steadied the ship following the horror run-out of Chris Lynn (nine) to guide them home to the relief of the 29,749 fans.

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