Adam Milne’s one-handed stunner: The fast bowler from Birmingham Phoenix grabbed an outstanding return catch at Edgbaston.
During the second match of the inaugural season of The Hundred between Birmingham Phoenix and London Spirit in Birmingham, Birmingham Phoenix fast bowler Adam Milne grabbed an outstanding return catch to dismiss London Spirit batsman Ravi Bopara.
It all happened on the 90th delivery of the innings when Bopara aimed at hitting a back-of-the-hand slower one from Milne back past him. Having hit the ball with disdain, Bopara witnessed the Kiwi fast bowler putting on display an incredible reflex catch.
In his follow-through, Milne was brave enough to not just try to stop the ball but grab an unbelievable one-handed stunner to dismiss Bopara for 17 (16) at Edgbaston.
Milne, who opened the bowling for Phoenix, gave away only 18 runs in his 20 deliveries to be the pick of the bowlers for his team. Before dismissing Bopara, Milne had accounted for Spirit wicket-keeper batsman Josh Inglis’ (13) wicket on the 13th delivery.
After Birmingham captain Moeen Ali won the toss and invited the visitors in to bat, London scored 144/6 in their quota of 100 balls. Having scored 64 (40) with the help of six fours and three sixes, London opening batsman Zac Crawley was their highest run-scorer today.
Apart from Milne, Benny Howell and Tom Helm also picked a couple of wickets each. Milne, who grabbed highlights for his economical spell, also earned applause from Oval Invincibles captain Sam Billings.
Sam Billings reacts to Adam Milne’s one-handed stunner vs London Spirit
— The Hundred (@thehundred) July 23, 2021
@AdamMilne19 just doing Adam Milne things 🙌🏼💥
— Sam Billings (@sambillings) July 23, 2021
Twitter reactions on Adam Milne
That Adam Milne catch though👏🏻👏🏻 #TheHundred
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) July 23, 2021
That was a catch and a half from Adam Milne 😮 #Phoenix
— Joe Chapman (@ChapmanJ92) July 23, 2021
Clip up that catch by Adam Milne right now.
— Joe Harvey (@joeharvey34) July 23, 2021
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