Dan Christian-Ashton Agar mix-up: The two Australian all-rounders were involved in massive miscommunication which resulted in another dismissal.
During the second T20I of the ongoing Australia’s tour of West Indies in St Lucia, Australia all-rounders Daniel Christian and Ashton Agar were involved in a massive mix-up which resulted in the latter’s dismissal.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 16th over when Christian nudged a Hayden Walsh delivery on the leg-side to immediately call for a single. Simply uninterested in the run despite moving a couple of steps towards the striker’s end, Agar witnessed Christian sprinting to his end as both the batsman were left clueless at the non-striker’s end.
With Christian making his ground first marginally, Agar had to walk back to the dressing room after scoring 1 (1). Australia, who needed 86 runs off 26 balls from this point to win the match, ended up losing by as many as 56 runs.
Chasing a 197-run target, the visitors couldn’t even play their allotted quota of 20 overs as they were dismissed on 140 with four balls to go. In what is their second disappointing batting performance in a row, another loss in the five-match series will result in a series loss for Australia.
Former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop aptly summed up the miscommunication between Christian and Agar and Australia’s shambolic batting display by highlighting their need for a finisher in the shortest format. “Instead of finding a finisher, Australia are being finished,” Bishop was quoted as saying while calling the match.
While Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis were unavailable for this series, Mitchell Marsh has been moved to the No. 3 position in this series. As a result, Australia are playing with a whole new middle-order comprising of Joshua Philippe, Moises Henriques, Ben McDermott and Christian.
Dan Christian-Ashton Agar mix-up vs West Indies
Oh boy 🤦♂️
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) July 11, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Not sure how much Dan Christian and Ashton Agar are enjoying the chat in the second image when you consider the scene in the first image transpired only a couple of minutes prior #WIvAUS pic.twitter.com/XS5jUHqJOG
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) July 11, 2021
Ian Bishop: “Instead of finding a finisher, Australia are being finished.”#WIvAUS
— Andrew McGlashan (@andymcg_cricket) July 11, 2021
— ICC (@ICC) July 11, 2021
Say Cheese! 😁
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 11, 2021
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