Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Alex Carey takes a screamer to send Livingstone packing in BBL

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Sydney Thunder has by far been a sensational team in the ongoing season of the Big Bash League. Having played 6 games, they won 5 and lost just once in their campaign. Thunder secured as many as 19 points with a better NRR of +1.880.

On the other hand, Hobart Hurricanes are the second-best team this season. They secured 18 points in 7 games (5 wins, 2 defeats). Sydney Sixers have also done a remarkable job as they are third on the table with 17 points in 6 games (4 wins, 2 defeats).

The 10th edition of the Big Bash League fans is continuing to entertain the fans in many ways. Players have been absolutely sharp on the field. Most of the fielders have raised the bar on the field and stunned the fans by taking screamers and that too with relative ease.

Not a long ago, Mackenzie Harvey pulled off a mind-blowing catch to get rid of Alex Hales in the BBL match between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder. The video spread like wildfire on social media. Commentators labeled it as the ‘catch of the tournament’.

Alex Carey takes a blinder

Alex Carey takes a screamer to send Livingstone packing

The 21st BBL match between Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers witnessed a sensational catch. Strikers’ wicket-keeper Alex Carey pulled off a screamer to send Scorchers’ batsman Liam Livingstone packing at the best scene.

The incident took place during the 4th ball of the 8th over bowled by Wes Agar. The bowler smartly delivered a short-pitched bouncer which surprised Liam Livingstone as the latter couldn’t even react properly to the delivery.

Before he could possibly react to the delivery in time, he got an inside edge and the ball went behind. Alex Carey who was in a natural position knew that he had to cover a lot of ground to take the catch.

Interestingly, he showed great reflexes behind the stumps. The wicket-keeper dived fully towards his right only to take a one-handed catch. Livingstone was clearly not at his best when he arrived at the crease.

He already consumed 12 deliveries and could score just 8 runs. While he was under real pressure to take off the innings, he was dismissed by Wes Agar.

Watch the video below:

Alex Carey’s brilliant innings goes in vain

Perth Scorchers won the toss and opted to bowl first. Adelaide Strikers batted first and posted 146/9 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Alex Carey played a captain’s knock as he chipped in with a vital 82 off 59 including 12 fours and a six.

Jhye Richardson was the pick of the bowlers for Scorchers as he took 3 wickets. Aaron Hardie took 2 wickets while Andrew Tye and Fawad Ahmed took a wicket apiece.

In reply, Perth Scorchers chased down the target in 17.4 overs. They lost only 3 wickets in the run-chase but stood firm while finishing off the job. Jason Roy scored 49 off 32. Josh Inglish chipped in with 44* (31) whereas his partner Mitchell Marsh scored 38 off 24.

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