Ashton Agar grabs one-handed eye-catching catch: Western Australia’s all-rounder continues to grab airborne catches.
During the 15th match of the ongoing season of the Marsh Sheffield Shied between Western Australia and South Australia in Perth, Western Australia all-rounder Ashton Agar put on display another eye-catching fielding effort to dismiss South Australia opening batsman Henry Hunt.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the second over when Hunt’s attempt to drive a Matthew Kelly delivery saw him losing his wicket. With the ball leaving the right-hand batsman, Hunt’s drive went in the air towards the left of Agar at point.
It was at this point in time that Agar not just dived but flew towards his left to catch the ball with his left hand. The exceptional fielding effort meant that Hunt had to talk back the pavilion without scoring.
Chasing a 345-run target on the last day, South Australia got bundled out for 308 in 68.5 overs and thus lost the match by 36 runs. Veteran batsman Callum Ferguson scored his 20th First-class century to top-score for his team. Before getting out in the 55th over, the 35-year old scored 123 (154) with the help of 20 fours.
Apart from making early inroads into the visitors’ batting lineup, Kelly also registered his fourth five-wicket haul in the format. Game-changing bowling figures of 18-4-63-5 made him the pick of the Western Australian bowlers.
Having won the first of their fourth match, Western Australia are at No. 4 in the points table. On the other hand, South Australia are reeling at the last position on the back of their second loss.
Ashton Agar grabs one-handed eye-catching catch
OH MY WORD ASHTON AGAR!! He takes an absolute hanger at point 🤩👏
— WACA (@WACA_Cricket) December 2, 2019
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