James Vince-led Hampshire defeated Sussex by 10 wickets in the Vitality T20 Blast 2023 game on June 3 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. In the Hampshire vs Sussex game, wicketkeeper Ben McDermott pulled off a hilarious stumping without using his hands to get rid of Michael Burgess off Liam Dawson’s bowling.
T20 Blast 2023: Ben McDermott stuns Michael Burgess with a hilarious stumping
Hampshire left-arm spinner Liam Dawson came in to bowl the 10th over of Sussex innings. He dismissed Shadab Khan who was struggling to score and could only manage a solitary run from 11 deliveries.
On the final delivery of the same over, Sussex keeper batter Michael Burgess was deceived by Dawson’s flight and eventually played outside the line, and thus, he was beaten on the inside edge. The momentum of the shot took Burgess out of the crease, leading to a regulation stumping chance.
However, Ben McDermott failed to collect the ball cleanly and the ball went on to hit his lower abdomen area and then ricocheted onto the stumps leading to a hilarious stumping. The Hampshire wicketkeeper leaped in joy after he saw Michael Burgess out of the crease.
The leg-umpire did not take much time to raise the finger either. Liam Dawson too was delighted to get two wickets in the space of three balls that further applied brakes on Sussex’ innings.
Vitality Blast shared the video of the hilarious stumping in the Hampshire vs Sussex game on their official Twitter handle. They wrote, “Well, it goes down as stumping in the book.”
Talking about the game, Sussex could only post a below-par total of 144 runs on a flat deck at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Opening batter Tom Clark was the top scorer as he scored 36 runs off just 25 deliveries while Fynn Hudson-Prentice scored 31 runs off just 16 balls.
Liam Dawson and Scott Currie got a couple of wickets each as Sussex were bowled out within 19 overs. In response to the total, Hampshire got off to a great start courtesy of their openers Ben McDermott and skipper James Vince.
McDermott scored a 51-ball 69 while James Vince smashed 71 runs off just 39 deliveries including 8 fours and 3 maximums. Hampshire eventually chased down the target set by Sussex in just 14.5 overs as both their openers remained unbeaten leading to a victory by 10 wickets in the Hampshire vs Sussex clash.