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‘What a keeper’: Adam Gilchrist lauds Alex Carey’s catch to dismiss Mackenzie Harvey in BBL 2020-21

Dixit Bhargav

'What a keeper': Adam Gilchrist lauds Alex Carey's catch to dismiss Mackenzie Harvey in BBL 2020-21

Adam Gilchrist lauds Alex Carey’s catch: The legendary wicket-keeper batsman was wax lyrical about the captain of Adelaide Strikers.

During the 29th match of the ongoing 10th season of the Big Bash League between Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers in Adelaide, Adelaide Strikers captain Alex Carey earned praise from former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist for completing a fantastic running catch.

It all happened on the last delivery of the 11th over when Melbourne Renegades opening batsman MacKenzie Harvey’s attempt of playing a big shot against Wes Agar led to his dismissal.

With Harvey top-edging the ball high in the air between wicket-keeper Carey and fine-leg, the former sprinted behind to put on display a praiseworthy fielding effort.

For a brief moment before catching the ball, Carey appeared to have mis-judged the catch with his unconvincing movement. Having said that, the experienced campaigner kept his eyes on the ball to hold on to the catch.

Gilchrist, who was calling the match for Fox Cricket at the time of Harvey’s dismissal, didn’t shy away from praising Australia’s white-ball wicket-keeper batsman.

Having scored 34 (29) with the help of two fours and sixes each, Harvey top-scored in another disappointing batting show by the Renegades who scored 111/10 in 19.1 overs in a 172-run chase.

With bowling figures of 3.1-0-16-3, veteran Strikers pacer Peter Siddle was the pick of their bowlers. Much like Siddle, Agar (4-0-23-3) also picked three wickets in the second innings.

Adam Gilchrist lauds Alex Carey’s catch

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, 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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