Cameron Bancroft pulled off a brilliant catch during the match between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder at the Sydney Showground Stadium in Sydney in the Big Bash League 2022-23. With that, he should definitely becomd a contender for the catch of the tournament. It was pulled with plenty of bottom-hand power toward the deep mid-wicket.
Andrew Tye delivered a slower-length ball on the stumps. Nathan McAndrew pulled it flat to wide long-on, and Bancroft laid out with a superman leaping effort and took that at chest height. He made an incredibly tough catch look easy there.
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Talking about the match, Perth opted to bowl first after winning the toss. Scorchers’ bowlers provided a great start to the innings as they dismissed the first two batters for just 3 runs on the board. Later, batter David Warner and Oliver Davies stitched a responsible 67-run partnership for the third wicket. However, Warner struggled throughout his innings and, eventually, got dismissed after scoring 19 runs off 20 balls.
Bad performance by the Sydney Thunders' batters
The fall of Warner, however, opened doors for a massive implosion as the hosts lost their way and gifted wickets in clusters. They lost their last 8 wickets for 41 runs. They were at 72/3 at the end of 9 overs and lost remaining seven wickets for just 39 runs in the next 10 overs.
Davies looked unstoppable at one stage and had a 50-plus partnership with Warner. Later, he talked about his inning and showed his disappointment in not getting a fighting total on the scoreboard. He also talked about Warner and said that he helped him to focus on his innings.
"Personally, feeling very good. Disappointed I didn't convert that. Obviously would have loved somewhere around 140. He (Warner) is a cool, calm customer and helps me focus on my innings. Seemed like the back of a length balls were skidding on and once you set in it will be good to bat. Doesn't seem to be too dewy today and it will be tricky to play some shots tonight." Davies said in the post-innings presentation.