Ab de Villiers takes an amazing relay catch for Middlesex to dismiss Essex batsman in the opening match of T20 Blast at Lord’s
During the opening match of the second season of the T20 Blast, the swashbuckling South African legend AB de Villiers took an amazing relay catch for his team Middlesex to dismiss the Essex batsman Lawrence at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground on Thursday.
After winning the toss and electing to field, Middlesex got to a great start claiming three wickets in the opening ten overs itself. To claim the fourth wicket, de Villiers came up with brilliant reflexes to dismiss the incoming batsman Lawrence off a Nathan Sowter ball.
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Essex has posted a total of 164/6 in their alloted quota of 20 overs. In reply, Middlesex chased down the target with consummate ease with three overs to spare, courtesy as brilliant knock of 88 off 43 deliveries by the Proteas legend. He smashed the Essex bowlers black and blue as he struck a total of five fours and six mammoth sixes in his team’s 7-wicket victory.
de Villiers has been in the news off late for all the wrong reasons. This all-round performance from the 35-year-old would surely give him a lot of solace and confidence.
WATCH: Ab de Villiers takes an amazing relay catch for Middlesex
Amazing work from @ABdeVilliers17 in the field gets the wicket 🔥
Brilliant instincts from AB keeps the ball in the air, and tees up the catch for @georgefbscott! 🙌
— Middlesex Cricket (@Middlesex_CCC) July 18, 2019