T20 Blast 2023: Tom Kohler-Cadmore takes one-handed stunner to seal victory for Somerset in summit clash against Essex

Tom Kohler-Cadmore's stunning catch stole the spotlight in Somerset's victory over Essex

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Tom Kohler-Cadmore. (photo Source: Twitter)

In a thrilling encounter of the T20 Blast Final, Somerset emerged victorious against Essex, as they clinched the title after a gap of 18 years. While the match itself provided plenty of excitement, it was the remarkable catch taken by Tom Kohler-Cadmore that stole the limelight towards the end of the clash.

Somerset, batting first, struggled to find any rhythm and could only manage to post a modest total of 142 runs in their allotted 20 overs. Sean Dickson was the lone standout, contributing a commendable knock of 53 runs off just 35 balls, including seven boundaries. Essex's Shane Snater and Paul Walter wreaked havoc, taking three wickets each to restrict Somerset's progress.

Opting to chase, Essex started strongly with Adam Rossington unleashing a flurry of boundaries in the initial overs. However, their fortunes quickly turned when Matt Henry, Somerset's star bowler, came into the attack. Henry's spell was simply unplayable as he dismantled Essex's top order, claiming three wickets in the powerplay.

Despite the setbacks, Essex managed to recover with the help of Walter and Daniel Sams' knocks, and with just five overs remaining, victory seemed within their grasp. Sams valiantly battled on and unleashed a few powerful shots, keeping Somerset on their toes. However, wickets tumbled at the other end, leaving Essex with only one batter. Ultimately, Sams' efforts fell short, and Somerset emerged victorious by a slim margin.

As the final result was the victory for Somerset, it was an unbelievable catch taken by Tom Kohler-Cadmore that became the real highlight of the game for all cricket fans across the world. With just one wicket left, Essex needed 15 runs off 10 balls to win the tournament, Daniel Sams tried to play a shot over extra cover but could only manage a thick outside edge. At once, it looked like the ball will go to the fence, but Kohler-Cadmore had other ideas as he dived full length to his left and plucked the ball out of thin air, inches above the turf.

The catch was nothing short of breathtaking, leaving fans and players alike in awe. Tom Kohler-Cadmore's gravity-defying catch will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the most exceptional moments of the T20 Blast Final.

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