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Ben Laughlin takes stunning catch to dismiss Dwayne Bravo in the Big Bash

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The Adelaide Strikers recorded a 26-run Big Bash victory over the Melbourne Renegades on Monday, but the highlight of their win was an amazing catch from fielder Ben Laughlin.

The scorecard will actually read that West Indian batsman Dwayne Bravo was dismissed for four runs by Jake Weatherald off the bowling of Rashid Khan - however that doesn't tell the whole tale of the wicket that fell.

As you can see below, Bravo hit a lofted off-drive was heading over the boundary rope for six at the Etihad Stadium, until it was superbly caught by a sprinting Laughlin.

But it doesn't end there! The Strikers' seam bowler had the instinct to parry the ball back 30m into play, having fallen over the boundary rope, where on-waiting team-mate Weatherald mopped up to catch the ball confidently, after it had somehow remained in the air.

Chasing a target of 173, the Renegades were 100-5 when Bravo departed following his surprisingly short time at the crease.

Big-hitting from Brad Hodge reduced the deficit in an attempt for Melbourne to get back into the contest, but their chase was unsuccessful as they concluded their innings on a total of 147/7 - 26 runs short of their initial target.

The triumph for Adelaide means that they have guaranteed themselves a home semi-final place in this year's Big Bash Tournament.

Meanwhile, the defeat was a blow for the Renegades, who loosened their grip on fourth position in the standings.

They could have qualified for a finals place had they defeated the Strikers on home soil.

BBL - Renegades v Strikers

The team from the Red side of Melbourne remain locked level on points with both the Sydney Thunder and the Brisbane Heat in sixth - however, positively they do have a game in hand on both of those two teams.

Sydney Thunder await the Renegades for a crunch match in Canberra on Wednesday, while the Strikers head to Peth to take on the Scorchers a day later.  

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