Veteran Indian pacer Umesh Yadav loved an amazing outing in Middlesex’s second group recreation of the Royal London One-Day Cup in opposition to Durham in Chester-le-Avenue on Sunday, seventh of August, grabbing a scintillating five-wicket haul.
Middlesex squared up in opposition to Durham within the second recreation of their marketing campaign, following a harmful defeat in opposition to Leicestershire of their opening recreation of the season. Durham received the toss and elected to bat first within the match, following their embarrassing defeat in opposition to Surrey within the earlier encounter.
Umesh Yadav, who had a solitary wicket to his identify within the earlier recreation, equalled that tally with solely the second ball of the match after castling Durham’s opening batter Graham Clark. He scalped one other wicket in his second over, dismissing the newly arrived skipper Scott Borthwick on the crease.
After accounting for 3 batters, the Indian pacer then returned to run by the tail, clear bowling Oliver Gibson for a duck following Chris Rushworth as he completed with unimaginable figures of 5/33 in 9.2 overs. Younger leg-spinner Luke Hollman supplied Middlesex with essential breakthroughs within the center overs as he fished with a four-for in his ten overs.
Michael Jones and Alex Lees take Durham to security after Umesh Yadav’s early blitz
Durham have been staring down the barrel after dropping three fast wickets early of their innings, however Michael Jones and Alex Lees stitched up a significant 109-run stand for the fourth wicket to regular the ship for Durham. Lees was dismissed after a well-compiled half-century, however his accomplice Jones notched up a superb century to take their complete to a decent 268.
Middlesex, of their reply, are making a mockery of the chase, and by the point the scores are written, they’re 132/0 in 20 overs. Middlesex skipper Stephen Eskinazi is main from the entrance and is unbeaten on 65 of 63 deliveries, whereas his opening accomplice Mark Stoneman is complimenting his skipper rather well with an unbeaten 62 off 60 deliveries. The writing appears to be on the wall for Durham because the batting aspect are cruising in pursuit of their below-par rating.