The Australian team is currently in West Indies for the upcoming white ball series with three ODIs and five T20 internationals (T20Is), from 09 July. Before the T20I series, which starts before the ODI series, the Aussie players were involved in a practice match within the group.
The match was a 22-over practice match between the two Australia I and Australia II Monday night at Daren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia. While in Australia I was led by Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade led Australia II.
During the match, Australia II opener Alex Carey showed his great field skills and grabbed a beautiful catch at the border to fire off Australia I batter Mitchell Marsh.
It all happened in the 16th over by Tanveer Sangha. The 19-year-old bowled a trained delivery around the middle-and-off stump to Marsh, who decided to skip it. But a wrong shot carried a top edge and went to the long line, where Carey was.
For a moment, it looked like the white leather would sail across the border rope, but Carey had some other plans. The 29-year-old showed off his acrobatic skills and grabbed the catch near the border line.
During the process, the South Australian lost his balance and went to cross the line. Carey quickly throws the ball up in the air and goes over the boundary. Then he came back at the right time to complete the catch.
Here is the video:
– cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) 6 July 2021
Marsh, Turner send Australia I to victory
Swamp and Ashton Turner impressive shots played in the match to take their side over the finish line. While the Western Australian scored 56 off 28 balls with the help of 4 fours and just as many sixes, Turner remained unbeaten at 45 to help Australia. Apart from the duo, Josh Philippe 35 made, and captain Finch scored 26 runs.
Australia II earlier put 193/5 on the scoreboard in their 22 overs. Alom player Daniel Christian was the highest scorer with 47 off 31 balls, including five boundaries. Moses Henriques (36 of 27) and Carey (30 of 22) also made valuable contributions.