Watch: Waller takes a stunning catch of ABD
During the Vitality T20 Blast between Middlesex and Somerset, a superb catch was witnessed which took the entire stadium including the commentators by surprise.
Well, it takes something really special to dismiss Middlesex talismanic AB de Villiers and Somerset’s leg-spinner Max Waller ensured to commit no mistake in grabbing a stunning piece of one-handed catch to dismiss the dangerous batsman.
The commentators who watched it at the best scene went crazy and just couldn’t believe what they have actually witnessed in a split second. AB de Villiers punched one
The former South African cricketer timed the ball quite remarkably but Max Waller who was standing at the mid-wicket boundary region positioned himself in such a way only to take a spectacular catch.
AB de Villiers was looking dangerous from the word go as he had already scored 32 runs from 16. However, Somerset lost the game by six wickets and thus Middlesex qualified for the quarterfinal where they will take on Nottinghamshire on 5th September.
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👐 INCREDIBLE CATCH 👐
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Somerset posted 226 runs after they won the toss and opted to bat first. However, they didn’t get off to the start they wanted as their opener Babar Azam was dismissed early on the game. It was a big wicket for Middlesex as the Pakistan batsman is in superb form.
Somerset’s wicket-keeper batsman Tom Banton took up the onus and pitched in with a good knock of 62 runs off just 39 balls. His blistering knock included seven fours and three sixes. Subsequently, the captain Tom Abell stole the show by scoring 47-ball 101 (13 fours and 3 sixes). Edward Byrom did the finishing quite well as he smashed 44 runs from 20 balls.
On the other side, Middlesex got off to a pretty good start as their captain Dawid Malan and Paul Stirling added 67 runs inside four overs. Somerset were in total control of the game as Middlesex were 128-4.
However, Eoin Morgan played a scintillating knock of 83 runs from only 29 balls. The southpaw scored as many as five fours and eight sixes. Eventually, Middlesex was able to qualify for the knockout stages where they will take on Nottinghamshire.
Lancashire, Essex, Sussex, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, and Derbyshire are the other 6 teams who have made it to the quarterfinals and the final of the Vitality T20 Blast will be played on 21 September at Birmingham. The semifinal of the league will also be played on September 21 at Edgbaston.