Brisbane Heat all-rounder Ben Laughlin pulled off one of the most stunning catches in The Eliminator BBL Finals clash against the Adelaide Strikers.
Ben Laughlin executed one of the best catches in BBL history. (AFP File Photo)
- Ben Laughlin completed a one-handed screamer during the Eliminator against Adelaide Strikers
- Laughlin ran to his right from long-on, grabbing a one-handed screamer
- That’s right up there with the best of all time I reckon: Mark Waugh on Ben’s catch
Brisbane Heat all-rounder Ben Laughlin came up with a stunning diving catch to dismiss Michael Neser during the Eliminator of the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League (BBL). Laughlin’s effort lifted the team up on the field as he ran to his right from long-on, executing a one-handed screamer to remove Neser of Adelaide Strikers.
Labuschagne and other Brisbane Heat players were left in awe of Laughlin’s one-handed stunner and ran towards him. Neser departed for a golden duck in the elimination final against the Brisbane Heat after attempting to slog Marnus Labuschagne.
“INCREDIBLE BEN LAUGHLIN! @BKTtires| #BBL10,” read the caption on the video of the catch uploaded by Cricket Australia’s official Twitter handle.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 29, 2021
ICC also tweeted the video of Laughlin’s stunning catch and captioned it,” You cannot do this, Ben Laughlin!” .
Mark Waugh and Adam Gilchrist were full of praises of Laughlin’s efforts and said that they had just witnessed something special.
“That might be, if not the best of this season, one of the best ever in the competition. My god, that’s good. That’s going to get better and better the more you watch this. If this gets over to America, they will be stunned,” ,” Gilchrist said.
“That’s right up there with the best of all time I reckon,” Waugh added.
Meanwhile, Labuschagne said he didn’t think Laughlin was going to make up the ground until he pulled off the stunning dive.
“I was a bit nervous,” he said on Fox Cricket. “It didn’t look like he was moving too quick and then he pulled out the Stone Cold ‘Stunner’.
Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers will be the teams next seen battling it out in the Qualifier, which will take place at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.