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Netizens React As Alex Carey Missed A Chance Of Dismissing Jos Buttler
By CricShots - Dec 20, 2021 1:57 pm
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Australia wicket-keeper batter, Alex Carey missed a certain chance of getting the wicket of his English counterpart, Jos Buttler on the final day of the ongoing second Ashes Test in Adelaide. Buttler, who edged the ball in the 48th over, got a lifeline after David Warner and Carey were seen confused and let the ball go between them.

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Alex Carey made his Test debut in Brisbane

England suffered an early blow on Day 5 of the ongoing second Ashes Test in Adelaide as they lost the wicket of Ollie Pope (4) early in the innings. Pope, who scored a boundary off Mitchell Starc in the first over of Day 5, fell to the latter in the 46th over the innings. Pope edged the ball towards Steve Smith, and the Australian stand-in skipper took a comfortable catch.ย 

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However, Alex Carey, who is having a great time behind the stumps in the ongoing Ashes Test, missed a golden opportunity to dismiss Jos Buttler in 48th over, bowled by Starc. Butler edged the ball towards the gap between the wicketkeeper and first slip, but some confusion between Carey and David Warner gave the opportunity to the ball to go towards the boundary while passing between them.ย 

The ball sneaked through the gap and went for a boundary. England has also lost the wicket of Ben Stokes after the southpaw scored a 77-ball 12 runs. The visitors were 105/6 at the time of writing.

Here is the video of the missed chance:

Australia is currently hosting England in the second Test of the Ashes series at the Adelaide Oval. The hosts put a brilliant performance in the match so far as after winning the toss, the Aussies elected to bat first and nothing went wrong for them since then as they put up a daunting total of 473 runs in their first innings owing to the half-centuries, from David Warner, Steve Smith, and Alex Carey. Marnus Labuschagne smashed a century as well.

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But England failed to do well in the game so far as their batter didn’t have answers from the Australian bowlers barring Joe R0ot and Dawid Malan as they were bundled out for 236 runs, but the hosts didn’t ask the visitors to follow on. In the second innings, Australia managed to take a humongous lead of 467 runs owing to the half0centuries from Labsuchagne and Travis Head. After coming out to bat in the second innings, the English batting line-up crumbled again as the down to 82/4 before the end of the day’s play.

Here is how the netizens reacted to the incident: