Ben Wheeler hits a cheeky run out to dismiss Nick Greenwood.© Twitter
Ben Wheeler was in fine form during the Central Stags’ recent win against Wellington in the ongoing Plunkett Shield, scoring an exceptional run out to send Nick Greenwood back to the pavilion. Wellington got off to a poor start and lost opener Jacob Bhula for a golden duck, after the Central Stags saw their first innings score of 358 to 238. Meanwhile, his opening partner Luke Georgeson could only add 28 runs to the scoreboard. The icing on the cake came in the 23rd over when Wheeler made a full delivery over the middle stump line and was defended by Greenwood.
The style of the shot was such that it took a few seconds for the batsman to remain in the pose. But the fast bowler had none of it. Seeing Greenwood out of the crease, a cheeky wheeler hits the stumps and connects successfully.
The leg umpire didn’t even have to think twice and the batsman was immediately packed and sent to the dressing room.
The highlight was shared on social media by the Blackcaps and it was captioned, “As a bowler, you dream to pull this off… Ben Wheeler just did it!”
Here is the video:
As a bowler you dream to overcome this…
Ben Wheeler just did it!
— Blackcaps (@BLACKCAPS) November 17, 2021
Greenwood scored 26 runs in 63 balls. Wellington scored 250 in the end and set a target of 131 runs, which was crossed by the Central Stags in 44.1 overs.
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