Sheffield Shield 2020-21: Liam Scott shoulders arms to Mark Steketee delivery after coping nasty bouncer

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 11/11/2020

Mark Steketee: The fast bowler from Queensland was the pick of the bowlers in the second innings to register a 62-run victory.

During the fourth day of the ninth match of the ongoing season of Sheffield Shield between South Australia and Queensland in Adelaide, Queensland fast bowler Mark Steketee handed a double blow to South Australia batsman Liam Scott to both hurt and dismiss him.

It all happened on the first delivery of the 139th over when Steketee bowled a brutal bouncer to Scott. In a delivery which came into the batsman, he was seen getting hit on the helmet in his unsuccessful attempt to leave the delivery.

Scott, who was brave enough to continue batting, didn’t last long as his decision to shoulder arms to an incoming fuller delivery saw him losing his off-stump. Coming in to bat at No. 7 in the 106th over, Scott departed after scoring 28 (110) with the help of two fours.

Chasing a 448-run target, South Australia were eventually bundled out for 385 in 158 overs. It was a 218-run partnership between South Australia batsman Callum Ferguson (97) and wicket-keeper batsman Harry Nielsen (114) which kept in the game for most part of Day 4.

Playing his last first-class match, Ferguson was a tad unfortunate to not score his 21st century in the format. However, him scoring 16 boundaries called for an outstanding display of batting at the Gliderol Stadium.

Having registered bowling figures of 28-14-43-4, Stekette was the pick of the bowlers for Queensland closely followed by leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson (52-17-127-3).

Liam Scott shoulders arms to Mark Steketee delivery after coping nasty bouncer

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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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