Courtney Webb: The middle-order batswoman from Melbourne Renegades excelled on the field to dismiss the opposition captain.
During the 52nd match of the ongoing season of the Women’s Big Bash League between Sydney Sixes Women and Melbourne Renegades Women in Sydney, Melbourne Renegades batswoman Courtney Webb put on display one of the best catches of this season.
It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the 13th over when Sydney Sixers captain Ellyse Perry’s attempt to play a big shot resulted in her dismissal in the same over in which her opening partner in Alyssa Healy (63) was dismissed.
After Renegades spinner Molly Strano sent back Healy on the third delivery, Perry opted to hit her down the ground. However, minimal timing on the shot saw her hitting the ball high in the air towards the left of Webb at cover.
Having covered some distance to reach the ball, Webb eventually timed his dive to perfection to complete the catch whilst being airborne. Perry was Sixers’ second-highest run-scorer after Healy with her 37 (38).
Strano, on the other hand, was the pick of Renegades bowlers with bowling figures of 4-0-35-2. Other than Strano, Sophie Molineux and Lea Tahuhu picked a wicket each to restrict the hosts to 166/4 in 20 overs.
If Webb’s stunning catch wasn’t enough, she scored a match-winning 46* (28) with the help of four fours and a six to seal an emphatic chase in the last over. Having scored 79 (45) with the help of nine fours and four sixes, Lizelle Lee was the top-scorer for Melbourne.
Courtney Webb catch to dismiss Ellyse Perry
— Rebel Women’s Big Bash League (@WBBL) November 21, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 21, 2020
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) November 21, 2020
🗣 “OH MY WORD!”
— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) November 21, 2020
Would be interesting to see how 20-y-o Courtney Webb’s career between #WBBL06 & AUS’ squad selection for 2022 CWG & 2023 T20 WC shapes up. Been superb under pressure with the bat: 54* v Lanning’s Stars & 46* vs Perry’s Sixers. The seniors must be impressedhttps://t.co/wWkobCH0OT https://t.co/aovQznnXay
— Annesha Ghosh (@ghosh_annesha) November 21, 2020
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