Controversial BBL Catch Sparks Ashes-esque Drama

Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques took a controversial, stunning catch to remove Melbourne Stars opener Tom Rogers in the Big Bash League. With the Stars 0/28 in the fifth over chasing 155 for a win, Henriques appeared to scrape the ball along the grass as he fell to the ground, prompting third umpire Claire Polosak to uphold the dismissal. This decision led to uproar on social media, with cricket commentator Adam White and former Australian Test player Bryce McGain criticizing the umpire’s judgment. Former NSW and Australian paceman Trent Copeland, however, called for the ICC to change its laws and make the catch legal. Meanwhile, Polosak explained her decision, citing the existence of a ‘soft signal’ in domestic cricket as reason to stick with the original call of out. Stars coach Peter Moores described the dismissal as ‘frustrating’ and sought clarity from officials to no avail, but his team recovered from the controversy to secure their first win of the BBL season. Pakistani spinner Usama Mir helped set up the win with 3-19 off four overs, while Hilton Cartwright’s unbeaten 47 eventually saw the Stars home with four wickets to spare.