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Watch: AB de Villiers pulls off a stunning relay catch for Middlesex in T20 Blast opener

The 35-year-old provided a stunning relay catch for his Middlesex teammate George Scott to dismiss Essex's Dan Lawrence in the opening match of T20 Blast at Lord's.

By: Sports Desk | Published: July 19, 2019 12:16:48 am
AB de Villiers with the moment of the match between Essex and Middlesex in a T20 Blast clash.

In the opening match of T20 Blast between Middlesex and Essex at Lord’s, South Africa veteran AB de Villiers stunned the crowd with a breathtaking relay catch to dismiss Essex batsman Dan Lawrence 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.

The right-handed batsman hit the ball hard towards the boundary line, where it found the 35-year-old, who after catching it threw the ball towards fielder George Scott, as he was crossing the boundary line. After Lawrence’s dismissal, Middlesex were 73/4 after 11.1 overs.

In the first innings of the first match of the second edition of the T20 Blast, Essex managed to put up a score of 161/6 at the end of 20 overs, thanks to a 74-run knock by Ryan ten Doeschate.

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