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Harvey takes a screamer to dismiss Alex Hales in BBL 10

The Big Bash League has certainly lived up to everyone’s expectations in the ongoing season except for controversial umpiring calls and howlers. However, the league witnessed batsmen hitting sensational sixes, bowlers taking wickets in crucial intervals and fielders pulling off absolute screamers in the gameplay.

During the game between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder, Mackenzie Harvey stole the spotlight after he grabbed a scintillating catch in safe pair of hands. The fielder put a full-blooded dive towards his left only take a catch to dismiss Alex Hales.

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During the last ball of fourth over bowled by Mitchell Perry, England international Alex Hales attempted to smash the ball to the boundary. As it turned out, the idea went wrong as Harvey took a catch of the season.

Hales tried to convert the full toss ball to good effect but ended up getting out after scoring 45 off 19 balls. He hit as many as 7 fours and 2 maximums.

Meanwhile, on-air commentators namely Mark Howard and Adam Gilchrist reacted to the brilliant catch. Howards said Harvey took the catch of the season.

On the other hand, Gilly said: “Harvey dives. Perry gets his first wicket, and that is an absolute top draw performance. What a catch!! Mackenzie Harvey. You cannot get sick and tired of watching that,” he added.

Even the bowler Perry couldn’t believe his eyes as he gave a priceless reaction to Harvey’s catch.

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Earlier, Sydney Thunder won the toss and opted to bowl first. The rain interrupted the match for a while and Melbourne Renegades had to bat for 17 overs. Renegades who won just one game this season posted 166/6 in their quota of overs.

Shaun Marsh was the pick of the batsmen as he chipped in with 87 off 48 balls. He scored 5 fours and 5 hits over the fence. Nabi also played his part by scoring 33 off 24 balls including 1 four and 3 sixes.

McAndrew was the top bowler for Sydney Thunder as he accounted for 3 dismissals. In reply to Renegades’ total, Thunder opening pair Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales provided a scintillating start to the game. They added 52-run partnership before Hales was dismissed on 45.

Khawaja went about his business and scored an unbeaten 48 off 34 balls with the help of 6 fours. Skipper Callum Ferguson departed after scoring just 11. Billing remained unbeaten on 10 as the rain stopped play when they scored 117/2 in 12 overs. As per DLS method, Thunder won the game by 7 runs and topped the table.

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