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AB de Villiers dismissal vs Somerset: Watch Max Waller grabs exceptional one-handed catch to dismiss de Villiers

Dixit Bhargav

AB de Villiers dismissal vs Somerset: Watch Max Waller grabs exceptional one-handed catch to dismiss de Villiers

AB de Villiers dismissal vs Somerset: The legendary batsman was dismissed off an ‘out of the ordinary’ fielding effort at the boundary.

During the South Group match of the ongoing Vitality T20 Blast between Somerset and Middlesex in Taunton, Somerset spinner Max Waller registered an “out of the ordinary” fielding effort to dismiss veteran Middlesex batsman AB de Villiers.

It all happened on the second delivery of the 11th over when de Villiers pulled a Tom Lammonby delivery towards the deep mid-wicket region. While the ball was hit flat with force, it was hit straight to where Waller was fielding.

Sensing a vital catching opportunity, Waller took a few steps in the backward direction before eventually jumping and grabbing the ball with his right hand. Given the manner de Villiers was batting in a 227-run chase, a similar effort was required to get him out.

Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the fourth over, de Villiers ended up scoring 32 (16) with the help of three fours and two sixes. Apart from dismissing de Villiers, Lammonby ended up conceding 54 runs in the three overs that he bowled.

It was an unbeaten match-winning 99-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Eoin Morgan and George Scott which aided the visitors in sealing a 227-run target. The fact that Middlesex achieved victory in 17 overs speaks highly of their formidable batting effort.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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