The Big Bash League 2019-20 is currently underway in Australia. The defending champions of the tournament, Melbourne Renegades have got off to a disastrous start in the tournament because they have lost their first three matches on a trot.
On the other hand, teams like Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers are also finding their feet in the tournament. Perth and Adelaide locked horns with each other recently at the Adelaide Oval. During that match, the Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey played a magnificent shot which has left the cricket universe awestruck.
About the Match between Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers
Talking about the match between Perth and Adelaide first, the weather conditions proved to be a huge factor in the game.
Home side Strikers had batted first and opener Jake Weatherald played a masterclass inning of 83 runs at the top. The opening batsman hit 10 fours and 3 sixes in his knock. He got good support from the duo of Matthew Short and Alex Carey who scored 34 and 55 runs respectively.
Chasing a total of 199 runs in the 18-over a side match, Perth Scorchers got off to a flying start. Liam Livingstone and Josh Inglis added 124 runs for the first wicket in just 8.3 overs.
The extraordinary partnership ended in 8.4 overs and then began the downfall of the Scorchers team. They lost their wickets at regular intervals to lose the match by 15 runs ultimately.
Alex Carey plays an incredible shot
Often in T20 cricket, the fans have seen that the batsmen tend to hit sixes on the leg-side. The experts believe that it is easier to pull a ball on the leg-side than hitt ing away from the direction on the off-side. However, there a few gifted players who can do the other task as well.
Aussie keeper Alex Carey who is also captain of Adelaide in BBL struck a marvelous six on the off-side against Ashton Agar. Notably, it was on the 4th ball of his innings. Even Virat Kohli would have enjoyed this shot.