Watch: Australian Batter Hits Boundary With Unique Shot Using Back Of The Bat

Watch: Australian batter hits boundary with unique back-of-bat shot

Jake Lehmann plays a scoop with the back of his bat.© Twitter

As the T20 format has come to prominence, the evolution of cricket has been quite rapid, especially when it comes to batters improvising to develop new shots while looking to open up more scoring areas. From switch hits to reverse scoops and lap shots, several shots that were considered unorthodox — and perhaps even shocking — not so long ago are now considered completely normal. On Wednesday, Australian batter Jake Lehmann took improv up a notch when he hit a boundary with a scoop with the back of his bat.

Yes, you read that right. In a match in the Marsh Cup – Australia’s List A tournament – South Australia’s Lehmann faced off Tasmania’s off-spinner Jarrod Freeman. Freeman tipped the ball into the left-hander and Lehmann went down before scooping the ball over the wicketkeeper’s head with the back of his bat.

Watch: Jake Lehmann’s unique shot in the Marsh Cup

Lehmann scored 34 from 35 deliveries while South Australia was knocked out for 220. Alex Carey scored the highest score for the team with his 59-run knockout and none of the other batters could really make an impact.

Sear Tom Rogers did most of the damage with the ball for Tasmania, taking five wickets for just 32 runs.

Riley Meredith also took two wickets.

The total was not nearly enough to challenge Tasmania, who won the competition at a gallop.

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An opening partnership of 198 runs between Ben McDermott and Caleb Jewell almost sealed the win for Tasmania.

While McDermott fell for 71 out of 90 against Benjamen Manenti, Jewell crushed an unbeaten 126 from 97 deliveries as they completed the chase in 32.5 overs and won the match by eight wickets.

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