WATCH: George Bailey shoulders arms to get out in his final First-class innings against Wes Agar

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 10/12/2019

George Bailey shoulders arms: The Tasmanian captain got dismissed without scoring in his final First-class innings in Hobart.

During the third day of the 18th match of the ongoing season of the Marsh Shield between Tasmania and South Australia in Hobart, veteran Tasmania batsman George Bailey got dismissed on the first delivery in his last First-class innings.

It all happened on the sixth delivery of the 22nd over when Bailey shouldered arms to South Australia bowler Wes Agar. With the ball coming into the right-hand batsman after pitching, it ended up hitting the stumps and closing the doors on a 15-year old career.

Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the 33rd over in the first innings, Bailey scored 7 (12) with the help of one four before getting out to Chadd Sayers.

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Chasing a 170-run target, the visitors sealed the chase on the back of a match-winning 136-run partnership between William Bosisto (47 not out) and Harry Nielsen (86 not out).

Playing his last First-class match, Bailey introduced himself into the attack when the opposition required only six runs to win. In an attempt to relish the last few minutes of his career, Bailey started bowling gentle medium pace with his Tasmania cap still on his head.

In the five matches that Bailey played in this season, he scored 185 runs at an average of 23.12 and a strike rate of 51.10 including a half-century. It is worth mentioning that Bailey was recently included in Australia’s selection committee for the national team.

George Bailey shoulders arms to get out in his final First-class innings

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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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