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[Watch] RCB's Cameron Green Drops a Sitter In Gully During AUS Vs WI 2nd Test

image-lru8m3k9Kevin Sinclair scored a 50 on debut (X.com)

Australian all-rounder Cameron Green is a reliable fielder at the gully position. However, in a rare occurrence, he dropped a catch at that position, giving West Indies debutant Kevin Sinclair a reprieve on day 2 of the ongoing second Test in Brisbane on Friday, January 26.

Since making his debut, Green has become an integral part of the Test team. Until the recent Pakistan series, he regularly featured in the Playing XI. In the field, he's a live wire. Given his height, Australia positions him at gully, where he has taken many great catches that have left his teammates and spectators stunned.

In a rare moment of slip-up, Green dropped a straightforward catch at the Gabba. It was in the 99th over when skipper Pat Cummins created a chance only to see it dropped by Green. Playing his first Test, Sinclair was troubling the Australians. Cummins, who already has one wicket to his name, bowled a good length outside off, and Sinclair poked at it, edging the ball which flew to Green at gully. 

The ball went into his hands and out in no time. Although the ball came quickly to him, it will still be called a regulation catch. After dropping Green, usually so reliable, watched in dismay as the ball went in and out of his hands.

It is pertinent to note that Green is playing the ongoing day-night Test despite being COVID-19 positive.

Sinclair was batting on 30 when he was dropped. He went on to score his maiden fifty in Test cricket. His innings was cut short by Nathan Lyon. The 24-year-old cricketer and seasoned paceman Kemar Roach (8) combined for a 31-run partnership for the ninth wicket as the visitors resumed at 8-266 on Friday.

The partnership came to an end when Roach called for a single, but Sinclair declined. Roach slipped in the middle of the pitch, and Marnus Labuschagne, underarm, delivered the ball to wicket-keeper Alex Carey with Roach left stranded. Australia adopted defensive field placements, with Cummins even deploying a deep point. This strategy allowed West Indies to accumulate valuable runs.

Sinclair remained composed on his debut, showcasing a solid first-class record that suggests he is no novice with the bat. The off-spinning all-rounder now boasts nine half-centuries in first-class cricket, with a top score of 86.

Meanwhile, after notching 311 runs on the board, the Windies bowlers have reduced the Australians to 24-4 at the Gabba. The chief destroyer for the visitors has their veteran paceman Kemar Roach, who currently has the figures of 3/13 after 3-over spell.