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"I felt like a bit of a flog": Wes Agar on dismissing George Bailey


South Australian quick Wes Agar has described how bad he felt after dismissing former Australian T20 captain George Bailey for a golden duck in his final first-class match.

Bailey announced the Sheffield Shield match between Tasmania and SA at Blundstone Arena would be his last after he was appointed as new national selector.

Agar told Kane Cornes and Andrew Hayes on SEN SA Breakfast that he didn’t feel great when he realised how he was carrying on.

“I felt like a bit of a flog because I got him out, and then I took off because I was celebrating getting two in a row and then I was realised it’s his last game, I need to clap him off,” he said.

“He’s had a great career and he deserves all the credits he gets as well. “It was nice to get a wicket, but it was a bit funny that one.”

South Australia’s six-wicket win was the state’s first Shield victory since February 2018.

Agar said the close finish had him nervous as he watched on.

“I didn’t know where to sit at one stage,” he said.

“I knew if we got one good partnership we’d get there. Luckily the boys got that done and we didn’t lose another wicket after the fourth.

“I think we’re still in a bit of shock we’ve won and that we came out with that result.”

The Victorian turned Redback said the result had been a long time coming and believes it’s a turning point for the squad.

“The last two games leading into it we knew we were close, we were chasing the game and really trying to set up games to win and I think that got us in the mindset to really try and move forward and win games of cricket,” he said.

“It gives us a lot of confidence moving forward.

“To get the win now gives us the momentum going into Christmas and coming out of the Big Bash season."

Agar will play for the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League.

All Big Bash matches will be broadcast on 1116 SEN beginning on December 17.

Listen to Agar's chat on SEN SA Breakfast below

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