Watch: Wicket-keeper Jimmy Peirson plucks a 137kph ball with ease despite standing close to the stumps
In the ongoing knockout game of the ongoing Big Bash League, Brisbane Heat wicketkeeper Jimmy Pierson was seen standing up to stumps. Notably, he did it when pacer Xavier Bartlett. The best part was that the latter was bowling at more than 135 kph per hour. The right-arm pacer bowled a delivery outside which was missed by Aaron Finch due to an extra bounce.
The former Australia U19 player reminded the fans of the legendary Adam Gilchrist. Fans might remember who the latter used to come up to the stumps. He used to come up the stumps while the likes of Nathan Bracken, Stuart Clark, and James Hopes used to bowl for Australia. Also, during the 2010 Indian T20 League, the three-time World Cup winner came up to the stumps when Chaminda Vaas bowled.
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Jimmy Peirson came up to the stumps to Xavier Bartlett … and gloved a 137kph ball no worries! #BBL12 pic.twitter.com/i2Fui4g5wi
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 29, 2023
Meanwhile, talking about the game, the visitors, Heat won the toss and elected to bat first. Once again, New Zealand international, Martin Guptill’s poor form continued as he got out in the second over. Shaun Marsh and Sam Harper added 48 runs for the second wicket before the latter became the second victim of Bartlett. On the other hand, Marsh’s 82 not out of 53 balls helped the team reach 162/5.
Apart from him, no other batter could reach the 30-run mark. Bartlett ended up with three wickets while Michael Neser took two. In reply, the 2012-13 winners, Brisbane has gotten a great start as Josh Brown and Usman Khawaja added 75 runs for the first wicket. The former got out to David Moody, the nephew of former Australia pacer and Hyderabad head coach in the Indian T20 League, Tom Moody. After this, the Aussie Test cricketers, Khawaja and Labuschagne added 47 runs to ensure that their side pretty much won the game.
Despite the team losing both of them in the 16th over, the likes of Matthew Renshaw and Sam Hain took the team over the line. The Teal brigade won the game by seven wickets.