Mitchell Swepson surprised the cricket world and Daniel Hughes on Monday within the Sheffield Defend, bowling the NSW opener for 16 with a supply that was harking back to a Shane Warne stunner.
Swepson was taking part in his first Defend match of 2021 after being sidelined for a number of months with a neck damage and roared to life to document the primary wicket of the second innings.
The 27-year previous’s supply was pitched approach exterior off stump however the spinning ball left Hughes rattled.
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It instantly drew comparisons to Warne’s well-known supply to Shivnarine Chanderpaul in 1996 on the Sydney Cricket Floor.
Teammate Marnus Labuschagne, who impressed with the bat, was fast to reward his teammate for making a right away impression in his return.
“The boys had been actually up and about and mentioned it was an excellent ball,” he mentioned.
“Simply as soon as once more proving to be the distinction for us similar to he was initially of the season.”
Labuschagne was the most effective with the bat in hand on Monday, hitting 11 fours to carry up 112 runs – totalling 629 now in the course of the summer time at 69.88.
At stumps Queensland led NSW by three runs, with the Blues on 2-49.
Swepson additionally picked up the wicket of Kurtis Patterson and whereas he made an announcement with the spotlight supply to Hughes, Nathan Lyon additionally impressed with 5-128 from 48.2 overs.
He took 5 of the highest seven wickets for NSW and now has 39 wickets for the summer time.
Swepson although now has 27 wickets in 4 matches this Defend season, behind Lyon, Jackson Fowl and Scott Boland.