An outfield player plucking out a catch in mid-air: the sight is certainly enticing for any cricket fanatic. Agile and acrobatic catches have always been a part of the game. And, with the evolution of T20 format, fielding standards have also notched up in recent times. Unlike earlier times, fielders now don’t shy away to take magnificent quick-moving catches.
One such fielding display was witnessed during a recent match in the Big Bash League. In an encounter between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades, Chris Jordan- often regarded as one of the best fielders in the England side- flaunted his fielding abilities near the boundary rope. In the eighteenth over, Chris Jordan plucked a stunner while he was fielding at the long-on position. As Fawad Ahmed bowled the fifth delivery of the eighteenth over, Dan Christian slogged with the aim of clearing the rope.
However, Chris Jordan spilt the water on his plans as he took a stunner while diving mid-air to his right. Dan Christian had to return to the pavilion with a golden duck. Jordan’s presence on the field was phenomenal in the match as the 31-year-old scalped a wicket and took three catches.
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Chris Jordan will play for KXIP in IPL 2020
Chris Jordan will don the KXIP jersey for IPL 2020, having earlier represented Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Jordan is an experienced T20 cricketer, with 180 wickets in 168 games at a strike rate of 18.3, and a best of 4 for 6.
Perth Scorchers posted a massive total of 196 runs after being put to bat first. Skipper Mitchell Marsh set the stadium ablaze with his quick-fire knock of 56 runs off just 22 balls. He smoked 6 sixes and a four in his blistering innings. Melbourne Renegades, while chasing the target of 197, failed to stitch any vital partnerships in the middle. Fifties from Shaun Marsh and Beau Webster went futile as the Renegades could only post 185 runs on the board.
Skipper Mitchell Marsh was adjudged Man of the Match for his explosive knock. With this win, Perth Scorchers have climbed to fifth place in the points table. Scorchers have won one out of their two games so far in the tournament.
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