Why should boys have all the fun? If you are still pumped from all the catching efforts from the IPL 2020 or excited about the upcoming Men’s Big Bash League, you have got to watch this year’s Women’s Big Bash League catches and fielding effort. In yet another high-octane clash between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers, Renegades’ Courtney Webb literally flew to complete a stunning catch.
Squaring off against Sydney Sixers in Match 52 at the North Sydney Oval, Renegades had an uphill task to restrict the daunting Sixers. With Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry at the helm of Sixers’ batting attack, Amy Satterthwaite and Co had to give their best. While Healy and Perry gave the women in pink a flying start, Renegades’ Webb pulled off a stunning catch to dismiss Perry.
Mis-timing a Strano delivery, Perry lobbed the ball towards Webb at cover, who sprinted behind and dived fully stretched out to pouch the ball.
Batting first, Sixers put up a 166 onboard courtesy of a breezy start from the opener. While Perry departed scoring 37 off 38, Healy continued with the onslaught before perishing for 63 off 38. A late surge from Marizanne Kapp and Erin Burns saw them over the 160 mark. For the Renegades Molly Strano returned with 2 wickets one being that of Perry.
Chasing 166, the women in red lost early wickets. However, opener Lizelle Lee held her nerves to pummel a 45 ball 79 and see her team home. Webb who stunned everyone with the flying catch played a handy knock of unbeaten 46 from 28. They chased down the total with 5 balls to spare. For Sixers, Sarah Aley picked up 2.