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The unconventional switch hit has hogged the limelight, once again. England spinner, Jack Leach pulled off an audacious shot in the form of the switch hit when he faced Jack Shutt at Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton.
As Somerset was in an incredible position at 391 at the 115th-over mark, Shutt sent out a straight-forward ball towards the off stump. Jack Leach in no time switched his hands and smashed the ball over the mid-wicket boundary. The ball crashed and landed in the dressing room. The shot when played happened so quickly that the commentator was in awe as he called the switch hit ‘frankly ridiculous’.
This shot also left Tom Banton the current England player in shock when he was doing commentary.
— Somerset Cricket 🏏 (@SomersetCCC) July 20, 2022
Shutt, however, had the final say as he dismissed Leach for an 18-ball 16, stumped by wicketkeeper Jonathan Tattersall. Somerset was eventually dismissed for 424.
The game currently stands in Somerset’s favor as they ended the third day with a lead of 373 runs. Reacting to this performance, Head Coach Jason Kerr praised his bowlers for bowling out Yorkshire for 276 He also lauded the grit showcased by George Bartlett, who has batted incredibly well in the match.
He said, “I thought we were excellent today. Kasey Aldridge in particular was outstanding with the ball. He showed great discipline and asked questions. Marchant de Lange was brilliant as well. To bowl them out for 276 was a great effort on that surface and that puts us in a strong position”
“With the bat, Renshaw and Lammonby played well to set the game up nicely. George Bartlett played really well too, just like he did at Southport. In the first innings, he set a platform and was frustrated not to kick on from there To see him kick on today is great for him. There is an opportunity to win the game and we have to capitalize on that. We need to give ourselves time to do that”, he further added.