‘That’s on the roof!’ Huge BBL six stuns crowd
THE Sydney Sixers wished they could have enforced the six-and-out backyard cricket rule as the Adelaide Strikers batted out their innings at the SCG on Thursday night.
Strikers star Jonathan Wells hit the biggest six of the BBL07 campaign so far, dispatching a Ben Dwarshius delivery in the direction of the O'Reilly Stand.
Wells hit the second last ball of the innings so hard it travelled 104m to land on the roof of the stand.
There was a slight delay in play while the ball was retrieved.
BBL commentator Mark Waugh tried to play down the hit but couldn't argue it wasn't massive.
"That's on the roof! 104m, that's a big hit. It's not a huge boundary out there but to get it on the top deck, you have to get the height and the distance and that's what he got," Waugh said.
"I think it is slightly into the breeze looking at the flags on top of that stand."
The man himself couldn't believe how well he hit the ball.
"Yeah, obviously eyeing off the short boundary there and late in the game so luckily got one in the slot and managed to get a fair piece of it, which was nice," Wells said.
"I don't think so (I've hit a bigger ball than that). I think I got most of that."
Channel 10 won't need to worry about crowd catches if players are going to notch maximums like that.