Umpires take action over wayward Archer

Ashton Agar will undergo surgery due to an intra-articular fracture to his right index finger.
Ashton Agar will undergo surgery due to an intra-articular fracture to his right index finger.

Star Hobart Hurricanes import Jofra Archer was sensationally booted out of the attack by the umpires as the Perth Scorchers compiled 9-177 in Friday night's BBL clash at Optus Stadium.

Archer was ordered out of the attack during his second over after bowling two illegal full tosses.

The 23-year-old received a warning after bowling a waist-high full toss to Whiteman in the sixth over.

And he was ordered out of the attack by the umpires after bowling a second full toss in his next over - this time the slower ball sailing high and wide over Whiteman's head.

Under cricket rules, a player must be taken out of the attack if they bowl two full tosses above waist height.

Archer, who had also bowled a bouncer that sailed well above Whiteman's head, finished with 0-19 from 1.4 overs.

The Perth Scorchers were in all sorts of trouble at 3-7 in the second over after a devastating opening spell from James Faulkner (3-36).

A 77-run partnership between Whiteman (68 off 44 balls) and Hilton Cartwright (29 off 29) got the Scorchers back into the contest.

But they fell to 7-117 in the 15th over when debutant paceman David Moody completed a stunning run-out before snaring the scalps of Whiteman and Will Bosisto in consecutive balls.

However, there was another twist to come as Andrew Tye (25 off 12) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (31no off 15) hammered the Hurricanes late.

Coulter-Nile was particularly devastating, smashing Faulkner for three sixes in the final over.

The Scorchers' end to the innings was in stark contrast to the start.

Cameron Bancroft made a three-ball duck, and Michael Klinger's rotten luck continued when he was dismissed for a golden duck.

Klinger, who was given out on the seventh ball of an over in his last match, was adjudged lbw against Faulkner.

But replays showed the ball pitched outside of leg and would have also missed leg stump.

The Scorchers entered the match without spinner Ashton Agar, who has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament with a broken finger suffered at training.

Australian Associated Press