Jimmy Neesham takes a blinder to dismiss Steve Davis in the NatWest T20 Blast
teve couldn’t read the ball bowled at him by Adam Milne and clipped it to Neesham.
Published - Aug 12, 2017 11:22 pm | Updated - Aug 12, 2017 11:22 pm
The NatWest T20 Blast tournament is going great guns in England. With the 18 clubs competing for the title, the tournament is now on the brink of quarter finals. In today’s match between Somerset and Kent, the latter has made early inroads into the game, sending the openers Lewis Gregory and Steve Davis into the pavilion in a short nick of time.
Kent has been languishing at the bottom of the points table with six defeats to its name. Its chances of making to the quarter finals now seem bleak. In their last match against Sussex Sharks, they were handed a thrashing as Sussex snaffled a five-wicket victory at Canterbury. In this match, after winning the toss, Kent sent its opponents to bat.
Lewis Gregory, the Somerset opener started his flourish with the bat by clubbing three fours back-to-back, before he ambled back to the dressing room after being caught by the wicket-keeper Sam Billings. Before that, Steve Davis showed his prowess with the bat, hitting Imran Qayyum for three fours. But the show-stopping moment came when Jimmy Neesham caught a blinder of a catch, thus dismissing Steve Davis in the process. Somerset were 35 for 1 then.
Steve couldn’t read the ball bowled at him by Adam Milne and clipped it to Neesham, who was standing at the mid wicket position, leapt into the air and took the catch one-handed with his right hand before landing safely onto the ground, the ball nestled in his hands. Jimmy, at last, got his prized catch after Steve had run amok with the bat in the first over. The twitter handle of NatWest T20 Blast has uploaded this special moment and fans are having a blast reliving the best catch of the season.
Watch it here:
One-handed ✅@JimmyNeesh, that is special ?
— NatWest T20 Blast (@NatWestT20Blast) August 12, 2017