“Great catch”: Seb Gotch grabs screamer to dismiss Jake Carder in Sheffield Shield 2020-21

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 25/03/2021

Seb Gotch grabs screamer: The Victorian wicket-keeper put on display an acrobatic fielding effort at the WACA today.

During the first day of the 21st match of the ongoing Sheffield Shield season between Western Australia and Victoria in Perth, Victoria wicket-keeper batsman Seb Gotch put on display an acrobatic fielding effort to dismiss Western Australia’s Jake Carder.

It all happened on the last delivery of the 47th over when Carder has no answer whatsoever to an extra-ordinary delivery from Will Sutherland. A delivery which pitched on the middle-stumps sort of opened the left-handed batsman as it swung away from him after pitching.

Wanting to just defend the ball off the back foot, Carder ended up edging it behind the wickets. With the ball dying on the first slip fielder, Gotch timed his dive to his left to perfection to grab a screamer at the WACA.

Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the 42nd over, Carder departed after scoring 5 (22) as the hosts lost half their side. Since then, opening batsman Cameron Bancroft and wicket-keeper batsman Josh Inglis have put together a rescue act in the form of an 87-run partnership on the back of their 17th first-class century and 11th first-class half-century respectively.

After Victoria captain Peter Handscomb won the toss and chose to field, his bowlers justified the decision by picking wickets with disciplined lines and lengths. While Sutherland and Jon Holland have picked a couple of wickets each, Mitchell Perry and Scott Boland have picked a ]wicket apiece so far.

Seb Gotch grabs screamer

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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