Indian pacer Umesh Yadav has joined the Middlesex Cricket Club for the remainder of the County Cricket Championship 2022. The pacer had a brilliant start to his campaign with the County team in his first game against Worcestershire.
He got his maiden wicket for the Middlesex team in the first innings of the game against Worcestershire. Yadav fired a full delivery onto the stumps to Taylor Cornall in the 20th over of the innings, which took his stumps and he was clean bowled. A video of Yadav’s first wicket has surfaced on the internet.
Middlesex Cricket uploaded the video on their official Twitter handle. “YADAV SENDS STUMPS FLYING. Take a look at @y_umesh‘s first wicket in a Middlesex shirt. More of the same to come throughout the summer,” read the caption of the tweet.
Here is Umesh Yadav’s first wicket in English County Cricket
🤸 | YADAV SENDS STUMPS FLYING
Take a look at @y_umesh‘s first wicket in a Middlesex shirt 👀
— Middlesex Cricket (@Middlesex_CCC) July 11, 2022
As for the match, as many as 15 wickets were lost on the first day alone. Middlesex won the toss and opted to bat at the Merchant Taylors’ School Ground in Northwood. However, they did not have much to be proud of in their performance with the bat. They were all-out for a score of just 188 runs in under 60 overs.
Except for lower-order batters Luke Hollman (62 runs in 110 balls) and Tom Helm (50 runs in 74 balls), nobody had any impact with the bat. For Worcestershire, Jack Leech took three wickets, while Josh Baker and Dillon Pennington took two each. Charlie Morris and Ed Barnard also grabbed one wicket each.
Worcestershire also did not do well with the bat in reply. By the end of day one, they had lost five wickets for a team score of just 100 runs in 36 overs. They currently trail by 88 runs in the first innings, with Ed Barnard (33 runs in 48 balls) and Gareth Roderick (18 runs in 47 balls) in the middle. Tim Murtagh has two wickets for Middlesex, while Toby Roland-Jones, Umesh Yadav, and Tom Helm each have one.