'That's extraordinary': Big Bash match ends in bizarre fashion

The Perth Scorchers’ win over Melbourne Stars has ended with a wicketkeeper holding a stump and a batsman given not out despite being well short of his ground.

Cameron Bancroft took another step forward in his cricketing rehabilitation on Wednesday night, scoring a half-century to lead the Scorchers to a six-wicket win.

But the way the match ended left fans and commentators rather confused.

Needing one run with 14 balls to spare, Will Bosisto appeared to have run himself out in bizarre fashion.

After Bosisto ducked under a bouncer, Stars keeper Seb Gotch tried to run him out and threw down the stumps.

Bizarre scenes. Image: Channel 7

Bosisto was still in his crease, but after attempting a cheeky run after that, Gotch raced in and took a stump out of the ground while holding the ball.

This time Bosisto was out of his crease, but umpires had already called a no-ball for the second head-high bouncer of the over.

A batsman can still be run out off a no-ball, but because it resulted in the winning run, the game was over before Bosisto was dismissed.

“Well that’s extraordinary,” James Brayshaw said in commentary.

The strange scenes left a few fans very confused.

Bancroft scored 59 off 42 balls as the Scorchers, chasing 147 to win at the MCG, reached their target with 14 balls to spare.

Playing in his fourth top-flight match since serving a nine-month suspension for his role in the Cape Town ball-tampering saga, Bancroft looked in total control in a classy innings which included two sixes and four boundaries.

The exiled Test opener lasted just three balls in his BBL comeback last month but displayed his intent early against the Stars when he smacked Scott Boland for six over deep midwicket.

“It’s been slow going the last couple of games but I just tried to be really bold today,” Bancroft said on the Seven Network broadcast.

“Sometimes you’ve got to risk failure to succeed a little bit in Twenty20 cricket. It was nice to be able to contribute today.

“I think I’ve worked on a lot of things in my game during my ban … I had reasonable success tonight which was good.”

with AAP