Watch: Aston Agar take a stunning catch in BBL

Watch: Aston Agar take a stunning catch in BBL

Watch: Aston Agar take a stunning catch in BBL: Over the last half a decade, there has been some extra-ordinary catches on the cricket field. Especially in the T20 format, where batsmen get most of the advantages, then it is the responsibility of the fielders to catch up even half chance. It provides utmost confidence to the bowlers and also control’s the scoreboard of the opposition.

The grand Australian T20 league, The Big Bash League, right from its first season, has seen some of the most classic catches; right from Pollard‘s catch in the 2013 season to Jordan Silk’s catch in the last season. This year as well, the trend of classic catches has continued. Everyone was astonished to watch Mike Hussey hold on to a diving stunner in the slips while dismissing Ashton Turner off Kallis’s bowling on the 1st of January.

But another Australian youngster, Ashton Agar took a fantastic catch at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on 29th December. It was a clash between the Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Sixers. Batting first, the Scorchers could only manage to set a small target of just 136 runs. Chasing it, the home side was down for 15 runs for the loss of 1 wicket at the end of the 4th over.

Starting the 5th over of the innings, pacer Mathew Dixon had bowled the first delivery just a few inches away from the good length area. The left hander, Nic Maddinson used his feet, came down the ground and hit it straight into the air over the long-on fielder. The ball was just a few feet away from the fence, and could have easily added 4 runs in the scoreboard. But then came in the 21 years old lad, running backward, right from the infield. He kept his eyes on the ball, and put in a diving effort to grab the ball safely and complete this stunning catch.

With the wicket of Nic Maddinson, batting collapse started for the home team with Jordan Silk, Abbot, Starc, Doran and Bollinger falling in quick succession and the Sixers just couldn’t recover.

Here is the Video: