Jordan Silk fielding: The batsman from Sydney Sixers became a source of amazement in BBL 2020-21 season opener.
During the first match of the ongoing 10th season of the Big Bash League between Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes in Hobart, Sydney Sixers batsman Jordan Silk commenced the tournament on the back of a fabulous fielding effort.
It all happened on the last delivery of the 15th over when Hobart Hurricanes batsman Colin Ingram pulled a short delivery from Sixers spinner Steve O’Keefe for what seemed to be a six at first.
Silk, who was fielding at deep mid-wicket, timed his dive to perfection to emulate Kings XI Punjab’s Nicholas Pooran-esque fielding effort from Indian Premier League 2020.
Having become a source of amazement for one and all, Silk ended up saving a boundary for his team. In what was the first over of the Power Surge, Tim David and Ingram had already hit four boundaries in the over.
After Sixers stand-in captain Daniel Hughes won the toss and put the hosts in to bat, Hurricanes posted a competitive 178/8 in 20 overs despite losing their opening batsmen in Will Jacks (0) and D’Arcy Short (0) by the second over.
While Ingram played magnificently for his 55 (42) with the help of seven fours and a six, it will David’s 33-ball 58 comprising of eight fours and a six which finished the innings on a high note for Hobart.
For Sixers, veteran all-rounder Daniel Christian and pacer Ben Dwarshius picked three wickets apiece and were supported by O’Keefe and pacer Benjamin Manenti dismissing a batsman each.
Jordan Silk fielding vs Hobart Hurricanes
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