Fielding standards have been improved in the Big Bash League. For the first time in the history of the BBL, players have taken the fielding to the next level. The ongoing edition of the Big Bash League has witnessed some greatest catches during the passage of play.
Thanks to the fielders for putting full-blooded dives to complete catches in safe pair of hands. In an era where players are dropping even the regulation catches, players in BBL set a great example by taking spectacular catches on the field.
A couple of days ago, Mackenzie Harvey made the headlines when he took a stunner to send Alex Hales packing. The extraordinary catch was witnessed during the match between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder.
Mitchell Perry delivered a full-toss which tempted Alex Hales to go for a big shot towards the point region. Mackenzie Harvey who was positioned at that area took a blinder to dismiss England international. Many of them including the commentators labeled it as the catch of the tournament.
Meanwhile, the 25th match between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades also witnessed yet another magnificent catch. England international and Perth Scorchers opener Jason Roy took the cricket fraternity by storm by taking a scintillating catch to get rid of Melbourne Renegades’ batsman Shaun Marsh.
Jason Roy takes a screamer
The incident took place during the 4th ball of the 5th over bowled by Aaron Hardie. During Renegades’ run-chase, when opening pair Sam Harper and Shaun Marsh took guard against Scorchers’ bowling attack, Richardson dismissed Harper in the second ball of the first over.
A couple of overs later, Renegades lost 2 quick wickets. Skipper Aaron Finch was run out by Behrendorff and after which, Beau Webster was dismissed by Behrendorff.
Chasing a huge target, Renegades were in all sorts of trouble after losing 3 wickets early on in the game. The left-handed batsman tried to play a big shot off Aaron Hardie’s bowling but he ended up finding Jason Roy who took a screamer.
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After the fall of Marsh’s wicket, Renegades totally lost the plot as wickets kept falling like a pack of cards. Had it not been for Jack’s 33 off 24, they would have succumbed to a worst low scoring total. Melbourne Renegades were bundled out for a paltry 89.
Josh Inglis’ special knock helps Scorchers secure a win
Earlier, Renegades won the toss and decided to bowl first. Perth Scorchers played extremely well and posted a colossal total of 185 for the loss of 3 wickets in their quota of 20 overs.
Scorchers’ wicket-keeper batsman Josh Inglis top-scored with 72 off 41 balls including 7 fours and 2 sixes. Colin Munro chipped in with 52 off 31 including 1 four and 5 sixes.
Inglis was adjudged the man of the match for his top knock. Perth Scorchers won by 96 runs. Aaron Hardie and Fawad Ahmed took 2 wickets apiece for Scorchers while Richardson, Tye, Livingstone, and Behrendorff took a wicket each.