'Doesn't get any dumber': Aaron Finch slammed over horror brain-fade

Chris Young
Sports Reporter

Aaron Finch has endured a moment to forget in the Big Bash League, getting caught well short of his ground against the Adelaide Strikers on Sunday night.

Fans and commentators were bemused by Finch’s run-out, with Australia’s ODI captain a bit too pedestrian between the wickets - prompting a bizarre collapse from the Melbourne Renegades.

Rashid Khan nailed the run-out as Finch jogged to the non-striker’s end.

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The Renegades star copped it from commentators and fans, with Finch’s wicket only the first of three in one disastrous over.

After Finch was run-out, Marcus Harris was caught on the boundary and Dan Christian was also run-out.

Melbourne Renegades batsman Aaron Finch was visibly annoyed with himself after being needlessly run out against the Adelaide Strikers. Picture: Channel 7

Channel 7 commentator Andrew Symonds was scathing in his assessment.

“He just jogged, he just had a brain fade, forgot to run," Symonds said.

"It's a coach killer isn't it."

Fellow commentator Mel Jones wondered aloud ‘What is going on with the Renegades?’ before she got a fairly scathing assessment of the collapse from English cricketing great Michael Vaughan.

Predictably, he too was less than impressed with the Renegades’ display.

“This is dumb, this is dumb, this doesn’t get any dumber,” Vaughan said.

“The last two balls, what we’ve seen, kids out there, don’t copy this.”

Aussie umpire's 'embarrassing' act shocks cricket world

Umpire Greg Davidson caused uproar in the Big Bash on Sunday night when he changed his mind on an LBW decision halfway through raising his finger to signal a wicket.

Adelaide Strikers spinner Rashid Khan thought he had trapped Melbourne Renegades batsman Beau Webster in front, and Davidson began raising his index finger.

But the umpire instead scratched his nose, sparking confusion amongst players and the 20,089-strong crowd.

Replays showed Rashid's delivery would have hit the wicket, however, it was Davidson's belief that the batsman had nicked the ball.

"It was one of those things, heat of the moment," Davidson told Channel 7 after the match.

"I started to think and then got a second noise through my head, so I decided to change the decision halfway through and gave it not out."