In yet another display of unique batting stance, Australian batsman George Bailey was seen facing the wicket-keeper while the bowler was completing his runup. Only when the bowler was about to release the ball, the right-handed batsman took an orthodox batting position.
The incident happened on the first day of the seventh Sheffield Shield match between Tasmania and Victoria in Hobart. During the 25th over of the Tasmanian innings, Bailey took a very unique stance while Chris Tremain was preparing to bowl. However, Bailey eventually managed to pull the ball despite not following the bowler’s run-up for a significant amount of time.
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It is not something new for the Australian batsman, as he has tried experimenting with his stance even during the international matches.
After inviting Victoria to bat first, Tasmania bundled out the visitors for 127 in 41.5 overs. Nic Maddinson stood as the highest individual scorer from Victoria by fetching 69 off 68 balls, which included five boundaries and six maximums. For the hosts, Alex Pycroft and Jackson Bird inflicted the most damage as the duo scalped three wickets each.
In response, Tasmania managed to post 226 on the board, allowing them to take a substantial lead of 99 runs. Bailey, who came to bat at No 5, scored 41 from 67 deliveries before he was removed by Jon Holland.