Mitchell Starc Plucks A Difficult Catch In His Follow Through
By CricShots - Oct 8, 2022 7:18 pm
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Australia pace spearhead, Mitchell Starc pulled off an impressive return catch during the first over of the West Indies’ innings turned a lot of eyeballs during the second T20I between the two teams on Friday in Brisbane. It’s rightly been hailed as one of the best catches of the Aussie summer. Opener Kyle Mayers was on strike and the southpaw tried to drive Starc’s fuller-length delivery down the ground but didn’t get the elevation he would have hoped for.

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc bowled a fiery spell

The ball returned quickly towards Micthell Starc who was in his follow-through motion and he managed to bend over to grab the ball from his ankles. Return catches, especially for fast bowlers are often termed as difficult due to the limited time they have to react. However, Mitchell Starc made it look ridiculously easy, leaving experts, fans, and even his own teammates spellbound.

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The catch taken by Mitchell Starc was crucial in terms of deciding the match as West Indies suffered an early blow in their pursuit of 179 runs for victory. Here is the video of the catch:

Micthell Starc bowled a destructive spell as in the ninth over of the match, he dismissed West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran after he tempted the southpaw to drive but he only managed to find Australian skipper Aaron Finch at midwicket. He hurried the big man with a vicious short ball. Holder miscued his attempted pull-shot and was caught at mid-wicket, giving Starc his third of the night.

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The seasoned seamer then claimed his maiden four-wicket haul in T20Is with a ferocious yorker that knocked over Odean Smith at the death. Earlier in the match, Australia veteran opener David Warner played a match-winning knock of 75 off 41 deliveries. Tim David continued to justify his T20 World Cup selection with a 20-ball 40 that included four fours and three sixes.

Riding on these two brilliant knocks, the Aussies managed to reach the score of 178 runs on the board. Star’s career-best figures of 4/20 then shattered the chances of West Indies win, handing Australia a comprehensive 31-run victory and a 2-0 clean sweep of the series.