Nick Gubbins misplaced his center stump as he went for a reverse sweep.© Twitter
Executing the reverse-sweep has been ingrained within the muscle reminiscence of most modern-day batsmen. So Middlesex’s Nick Gubbins could possibly be forgiven for trying the shot when he was properly set on 61 and his workforce 267 runs forward within the second innings in a Bob Willis Trophy Round 1 match towards Surrey at The Oval. Only this time, he obtained it horribly unsuitable. Left-arm spinner Daniel Moriarty maintained good areas, bowling one on the stumps, as Gubbins made a multitude of the tried reverse sweep and misplaced his center stump. The sight of a crestfallen Gubbins on his fours along with his stumps shattered within the background was telling.
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The dismissal did not damage Middlesex a lot as they declared their second innings on 248/6, setting Surrey a frightening goal of 314. The hosts had been bowled out for 123, giving Middlesex a 190-run victory.
The dismissal, as seen within the video posted by the County Championship on Twitter, elicited responses from followers, a few of whom had been dismayed on the batsman trying a cool shot.
“Batsman should never face another ball in top flight cricket after getting out like that,” tweeted one person.
“I’d imagine this would be me if I tried a reverse sweep!” mentioned one other.
“Pre-meditation was the downfall there,” mentioned yet one more.
After the conclusion of the primary spherical of matches, Middlesex prime their group with 22 factors whereas Essex are positioned second with 21.
The second spherical of the Bob Willis Trophy, performed within the place of the County Championship this yr, will start on August 8.
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