Australian speedster Mitchell Starc was seen throwing his bat away in sheer anger as his captain Peter Nevill declared the innings when he was batting on 86. The reaction from Mitchell Starc was understandable given that he’s never scored a first-class hundred.
The closest Mitchell Starc has ever come close to a hundred was in the third test of 2013 Australia’s tour of India. After which the left-arm seamer crossed the fifty run mark 11 times but has never managed to get to the three-figure mark. Which is why the Starc was absolutely furious as he might have gone on to score his first-class hundred.
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It all happened when New South Wales were facing Tasmania as Peter Nevill the New South Wales skipper declared the innings towards the end of day three. In the entire match, about three batsmen from the side scored hundreds as the last batsman to reach the three-figure mark was Sean Abbott. As soon as Sean reached his milestone, Nevill decided to call time on the innings which led to Mitchell Starc being stranded on the 86 run mark.
Nevill’s declaration was understandable as with 13 overs left in the day, the New South Wales side would have wanted to chip in early wickets of the opposition putting the sky blue side in a comfortable position early on. The timely declaration did prove beneficial as Trent Copeland the New South Wales pacer dismissed Charlie Wakim and Jordan Silk early on reducing Tasmania to 21 for 2 at the end of the day.
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Though the intent was to put New South Wales in early advantage, it didn’t go down too well with Mitchell Starc as he furiously threw his bat upon returning to the pavilion.
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Peter Nevill declared while Mitch Starc was on 86*…
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