Former South African cricketer AB de Villiers may have left international cricket but he continues to be a part of the T20 league. After making a comeback in the IPL, he now has a wonderful start with the bat in England. De Villiers, playing for Middlesex, scored an unbeaten 88 runs in 35 balls with the help of 9 sixes and 1 four. He could not complete his century because in the last over he did not get the chance to bat. Thanks to his innings Middlesex scored 215 for 4 wickets. In reply, Somerset’s team lost to 180 runs in 17.2 overs and lost to 35 runs.
De Villiers remained frozen at one end and he targeted all the Somerset bowlers. He completed his half-century in the 17th over. He completed his 50 runs with sixes in 24 balls. After crossing this figure, de Villiers became more aggressive. In the next 11 balls, he scored 35 runs. He hit 4 sixes in 11 balls. In the last over, he could not get a chance to bat and John Simpson kept the front.
Tom Benton and Tom Able scored a brisk 41–41 for the Somerset team to chase down the target. But both could not reach the goal of the team. For the Middlesex, Nathan Soter took 4 wickets for 29 runs and played a big role in the defeat of Somerset.