Executing the reverse-sweep has been ingrained within the muscle reminiscence of maximum modern day batsmen. So Middlesex’s might be forgiven for making an attempt the shot when he was once smartly set on 61 and his group 267 runs forward in the second one innings in a Spherical 1 fit in opposition to Surrey at The Oval. Simplest this time, he were given it horribly mistaken. Left-arm spinner Daniel Moriarty maintained excellent spaces, bowling one on the stumps, as Gubbins made a large number of the tried opposite sweep and misplaced his heart stump. The sight of a crestfallen Gubbins on his fours together with his stumps shattered within the background was once telling.
Fingers up when you’ve ever were given out attempting one like this…
— County Championship (@CountyChamp)
The dismissal did not harm Middlesex a lot as they declared their 2nd innings on 248/6, surroundings Surrey a frightening goal of 314. The hosts have been bowled out for 123, giving Middlesex a 190-run victory.
The dismissal, as observed within the video posted through the County Championship on Twitter, elicited responses from fanatics, a few of whom have been dismayed on the batsman making an attempt a cool shot.
“Batsman must by no means face every other ball in best flight cricket once you have out like that,” tweeted one consumer.
“I would believe this is able to be me if I attempted a opposite sweep!” stated every other.
“Pre-meditation was once the downfall there,” stated yet one more.
After the belief of the primary spherical of fits, Middlesex best their team with 22 issues whilst Essex are positioned 2nd with 21.
The second one spherical of the Bob Willis Trophy, performed within the position of the County Championship this yr, will start on August 8.