BBL 'freak' stuns legends with boundary save

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The BBL has seen a 2nd phenomenal show of fielding connected the bound enactment successful 2 nights aft Sydney Sixers opener Jordan Silk's heroics against the Hobart Hurricanes.

Silk, who has go known arsenic 1 of the champion fielders successful the BBL, showed precisely wherefore helium has that estimation with an insane spot of athleticism redeeming a definite six successful his side's 14-run win.

The play happened successful the 13th implicit of the Hurricanes' innings with seasoned spinner Steve O'Keefe bowling to Peter Handscomb, erstwhile Handscomb thought he'd smacked a afloat flip for six implicit the midwicket boundary.

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However, as Jake Fraser-McGurk did 24 hours earlier, Silk jumped successful the aerial and caught the shot one-handed, but had to propulsion the shot backmost into the tract of play arsenic helium fell implicit the rope.

Silk's insane effort connected the bound enactment saved a sure-fire six during the Hurricanes' tally pursuit (Getty)

The play near Australian cricket greats Brett Lee and Brad Haddin stunned connected commentary for Fox Cricket.

"This feline is simply a freak. He does it astatine grooming for fun," Lee said.

"Watch however hard this is - to balance, to time, helium gets up, that is unbelievable. He should've been the goalie for Man United."

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"It's not a fluke. These guys bid for this for hours and hours," Haddin added.

"They walk the past spot of grooming having immoderate amusive with each different and spot who tin instrumentality the champion drawback connected the rope, and Jordan Silk does it year-in, year-out for the Sixers."

The reigning BBL champions continued their cleanable commencement to the season, but not earlier an aboriginal scare which saw them slump to 5-39 batting first.

Sydney Sixers skipper Moises Henriques rescued his broadside with a 48-ball 73 against Hobart (Getty)

Sixers skipper Moises Henriques rescued his broadside aft a dilatory start, scoring his 2nd half-century successful arsenic galore matches, with his 48-ball 73 helping the squad to a people of 9-144 disconnected its 20 overs.

In response, Hurricanes opener D'Arcy Short could not find his mode done the infield during the powerplay overs, with his painstaking 21 coming disconnected 36 deliveries.

When Short yet fell with the people connected 41 successful the 10th over, the Hurricanes' required run-rate had ballooned to implicit 10 runs an over.

Handscomb did his champion to bring the Hurricanes location with an enterprising innings of 47 disconnected conscionable 31 deliveries, but helium ran retired of clip arsenic the Sixers' English duo of Chris Jordan (1-20) and Tom Curran (3-27) applied a stranglehold during the decease overs to unafraid the win.

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