Jack Brooks castles Tom Lace: Somerset’s seamer dismissed Gloucestershire’s batsman to put on display a rare and stunning cricketing visual.
During the second day of a fourth round Central Group match for the Bob Willis Trophy between Somerset and Gloucestershire in Taunton, Somerset seamer Jack Brooks dismissed Gloucestershire batsman Tom Lace to enthall the fans with a rare and stunning cricketing visual.
It all happened on the first delivery of the 28th over when Brooks managed to beat Lace on the inside of his loose drive. The gap between the bat and pad was more than enough for the ball to travel and hit the off-stump.
While the stump getting uprooted is a satisfying scene for any bowler, it has also become more of a common visual in the sport now. What differentiated this dismissal from the others was that the stump went on to get impaled into the ground. With the moment getting caught on the camera, it became a source of amazement for numerous fans.
Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the seventh over, Lace top-scored for the visitors with his 21 (59) as Gloucestershire were bundled out for 76 in 38.2 overs chasing a first-innings total of 237.
Brooks, on the other hand, picked his solitary wicket in the form of Lace. With bowling figures of 13.2-4-25-4, Craig Overton was the pick of the bowlers for Somerset.
With a 161-run lead to their name, Somerset have scored in excess of 100 runs (at the time of writing this article) in the second innings to lead by approximately 300 runs now.
Jack Brooks castles Tom Lace
— Somerset Cricket 🏏 (@SomersetCCC) August 23, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
— Vithushan Ehantharajah (@Vitu_E) August 23, 2020
I love how the stump ends up pointing at the batsman in an accusatory manner https://t.co/qanOroYRUt
— Tim Peach (@TimPeachBBC) August 23, 2020
— Andrew McGlashan (@andymcg_cricket) August 23, 2020
This slow-motion video of a stump impaling itself back into the ground is the most satisfying thing you’ll watch today.
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) August 23, 2020
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