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.
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.
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.
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:
— 🏏FlashScore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) December 20, 2021
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.
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:
Brain fade by Alex Carey. Tough match for WKs #Ashes
— The Lucky One (@lakshithadasan3) December 20, 2021
— Wayne Ball (@wtball73) December 20, 2021
Oops! Maybe Carey and Warner need to work on their communication. Keeper's ball and lucky for Buttler… #Ashes
— Jonny (@Leathernwillow) December 20, 2021
Keeper and slip fielder be like : "dusra aadmi rakkha hai fir main kyu kaam karu?" 😭😂#ashes
— Foofa Ji (@DevilKaFoofa) December 20, 2021
Buttler gets off a pair edging four between keeper and slip. Looked like it should have been Carey's catch, but he barely moved. First mistake of his Test career? #Ashes
— Alan Gardner (@alanroderick) December 20, 2021
Bro even Jos Buttler wouldve gotten hands to the edge. He wouldve dropped it but he wouldve gotten closer than Carey there. #Ashes
— pozza is very very cool (@newcastleknigh3) December 20, 2021
Alex Carey off with the head & on with the pumpkin 🎃. Horrendous.#Ashes
— Ben (@jobbo82) December 20, 2021
The first time Carey actually has to move (barely) for a catch, and he plays statues. #Ashes
— Scott King (@ScottyAKing) December 20, 2021