Mitchell Starc and a crack on the WACA track combined for a stunning delivery to James Vince.
Here's how our ball-by-ball commentary described it: 29.5 absolute snorter! Angled in, pitched on middle, bit off the turf like a legbreak. Plucked out the timbers! Think Steyn to Vaughan at Port Elizabeth in 2004, it was a very special ball to end a valiant knock. No disgrace in getting out when well set this time for Vince. That was a beauty 100/4
Naturally, most on Twitter were awestruck, including a certain Wasim Akram.
Is this the ball of the 21st century ? https://t.co/nj1y7WISCY— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) December 17, 2017
It was pretty unplayable.
That Vince wicket ball would've dismissed every batsman in the history of the game. Not often you can say that #Ashes— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) December 17, 2017
Sick delivery this one— Allan Donald (@AllanDonald33) December 17, 2017
No one on the planet is playing that delivery #ashes— Alex Tudor (@alextudorcoach) December 17, 2017
THAT IS OUT - Don't worry James, Bradman's not touching that either. Vince (55) cleaned up by Starc and his crack. Waca pitch playing its part. 100-4— Dean Wilson (@CricketMirror) December 17, 2017
Was it that unplayable?
Can we really say how unplayable that ball to Vince was without knowing where Steven Smith would have hit it for four? #Ashes— Andrew McGlashan (@andymcg_cricket) December 17, 2017
Best delivery from a left-armer in Australia since... Johnson to Pujara at the MCG, December 2014.— Karthik Krishnaswamy (@the_kk) December 17, 2017