The 49th match in the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) between the Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers saw spinner Amelia Kerr being penalized for catching a ball with a towel. The on-field umpire imposed a five-run penalty on Brisbane Heat.
During the 10th over of the Sixers’ innings, Ashleigh Gardner hit the ball towards long-on for a single. The ball was thrown back to the bowler, who used her towel to catch it. The on-field official signalled a five-rum penalty after taking the white cheery away from the Amelia. Here’s the video
Gardner made only 36 off 30 deliveries but her franchise emerged victorious over Heat in pursuit of 177. Batting first, Heat put up 176/7 in 20 overs. Kerr top-scored with 64 off 44 deliveries, while Mignon du Preez amassed 42 off 27 balls.
The Sixers found valueable contributions from to batters to register a six-wicket victory.