Tom Taylor brilliantly innovates to score boundary: Leicestershire’s all-rounder scored an eye-catching boundary against Durham.
During a North Group match for the ongoing season of Vitality T20 Blast between Durham and Leicestershire in Headingley, Leicestershire all-rounder Tom Taylor scored an eye-catching boundary to earn applauds for his innovation in the death overs.
In what was the second delivery of the penultimate over, Taylor initially hinted at scooping Durham pacer Matty Potts. However, with the bowler bowling outside the off-stump, Taylor adjusted quickly to play a reverse scoop for a boundary.
Before getting dismissed on the following delivery, Taylor ended up scoring 12 (6) with the help of two fours. After Leicestershire captain Colin Achermann won the toss and chose to bat, Gareth Delany (68) and Arron Lilley (69) stitched together an 88-run partnership as their team scored 177/6 in 20 overs.
As far as Durham’s bowlers are concerned, Liam Trevaskis and Natham Rimmington picked a couple of wickets each. On the other hand, the likes of Potts and Paul Coughlin dismissed a batsman each in the first innings.
Coming on the back of two losses, Durham registered their third in a row as they could only score 147/7 in 20 overs while chasing a 178-run target. Having opened the batting with Scott Steel (12), Alex Lees top-scored for Durham with 36 (29) inclusive of three fours and a six.
While Taylor bowled economically by giving just 23 runs in his four overs, it was his new-ball bowling partner in Callum Parkinson who was the pick of their bowlers with bowling figures of 4-0-21-3. Other than Parkinson, Will Davis picked two and Ackermann, Delany and Gavin Griffiths picked a wicket each.
Tom Taylor brilliantly innovates to score boundary
Stunning innovation from @TomTaylor43! 😮
Leicestershire set Durham 178 to win
— Vitality Blast (@VitalityBlast) August 31, 2020
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