Cameron Bancroft has overshadowed David Warner’s long-awaited Big Bash return, producing an incredible boundary-line catch as the Perth Scorchers ripped into the Sydney Thunder.
After a blistering half century from Ollie Davies, the Scorchers bowlers had the home side on toast, bundled out for just 111.
But it was a superman effort in the deep from Bancroft that set tongues wagging.
Hurtling around the boundary after Nathan McAndrew lashed out at an Andrew Tye length delivery, Bancroft looked like coming up short.
However, his last few steps made all the difference, diving and nestling the balls in his palms just inside the boundary.
McAndrew was left bemused as he departed for 21.
“I was copping a bit of crap because they thought I put mayo on it, but I had to give it all I got, and luckily it stuck,” Bancroft told Fox Cricket.
“I was a bit off (the rope), which allowed me to stay inside, so just got it at the right time.
“Got a bit of extra superman push at the end.”
Warner’s return was brought to an end early in the night with Matt Kelly claiming his scalp for 19.
Davies made a powerful 52, but the rest of the line-up fell to pieces under the reigning premiers’ intensity.