T20 Blast: Ben Cox affects an amazing stumping to send Calum MacLeod packing

MacLeod was rather unfortunate to get out.

Ben Cox
Ben Cox. (Photo Source: Twitter)

T20 Blast is currently in progress in England as Derbyshire and Worcestershire locked horns at New Road in Worcester on Thursday. The hosts pulled off an unlikely victory in a low-scoring encounter as they defended the total of 137 runs to stay at the top of the points table. However, Ben Cox affected an amazing stumping without using his hands during the game to send Calum MacLeod back to the pavilion.

Worcestershire opted to bat first on a slow track and struggled from the word go. Only Joe Clarke played superbly by scoring 76 runs off 53 balls as they posted a total of 137 runs for the loss of 8 wickets after 20 overs. Normally, one would’ve backed the team to chase down the total with utter ease but the way Derbyshire began their innings, they were left with too much to do in the end.

Amazing stumping

Calum MacLeod came out to bat at number 4 with his team in tatters at 11/2 after 2 overs. He is in great form this season and was expected to bail his team out of trouble. But the fifth over of the innings proved to be his undoing in a rather unfortunate way as he was out stumped by Ben Cox.

Ed Barnard bowled the first delivery of the over which pitched half-way and angled into the batsman. MacLeod tried to dab it to the third man and pick up a single. But the ball hit Cox’s pad who was standing and hit the stumps in the rebound. At the same time, the batsman was off for a single and was out of his crease. He was adjudged stumped off a fast bowler for just a solitary after facing 8 balls.

Derbyshire were soon reduced to 28/4 and never recovered to eventually fall short of the target by 16 runs. The skipper Gary Wilson tried his best by taking the game deep but to no avail.

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