Video: Alex Carey takes a superb diving catch in BBL
The ongoing edition of the Big Bash League has been thoroughly entertaining as it has lived up to everyone’s expectations. The league saw sensational sixes, hat-tricks and magnificent catches. Adelaide Strikers wicketkeeper Alex Carey stole the spotlight by taking a terrific flying catch which left everyone in awe.
Perth Scorchers all-rounder Aston Turner attempt to flick a Billy Stanlake delivery on to the leg-side in the hope of scoring a boundary, but Alex Carey kept his eyes on the ball as the southpaw put on a full-stretched dive towards his left side in order to take the catch in his safe pair of hards.
The video was shared by the Big Bash League official Twitter handle with a caption: “Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it’s Alex Carey! #BBL09”
Watch the video below:
Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 24, 2020
Pace spearhead Wes Agar led Adelaide Strikers to a 16-run win over Perth Scorchers. It is worth mentioning here that Phil Salt’s second half-century in his last four games helped Adelaide Strikers to 181-5 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Apart from Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald and Travis Head scored 35 runs each at Optus Stadium.
However, the massive target proved to be beyond the bounds of possibility for Perth Scorchers despite a stupendous knock from Liam Livingstone (79). Adelaide Strikers’ pacer Wes Agar claimed 3/36 to his impressive bowling spell.
With the victory, Adelaide is now positioned at the second position in the points table. Having already achieved victories, they will not have to contest the eliminator round of the playoffs.