Middlesex pull off thrilling two-run win after Sussex collapse

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Middlesex pick up fourth win of tournament after dramatic Sussex collapse.

Middlesex decide up fourth acquire of tournament following dramatic Sussex collapse. © Getty

Hampshire vs Glamorgan

Desk-toppers Glamorgan managed to established Hampshire only a paltry 118 in their 20 overs at The Rose Bowl in Southampton following opting to bat. Expectedly, Hampshire produced shorter do the job of an effortless chase, on the again of a half-century from their skipper James Vince, to bounce to second location in the to start with of the two NatWest t20 Blast games of the South Team on Thursday (August 10).

On a flat deck, Hampshire’s spinners came to the social gathering, choosing up all six Glamorgan wickets, with Mason Crane owning three, when Liam Dawson experienced two and Shahid Afridi with the other. Opener Aneurin Donald was bowled by Dawson in the opening about and the bowler backed that with Colin Ingram’s scalp an about later on. Nicholas Selman (17) and captain Jacques Rudolph (20) included practical operates before Glamorgan crumbled to 65 for 6. The most significant and critical contribution, on the other hand, came from Andrew Salter at No.8 who remained unbeaten on 37 off 27 for an critical cameo that gave Glamorgan a little something to contend with.

Ingram struck in the opening about to ship again opener and ‘keeper Calvin Dickinson again, but Vince remained unbeaten on 60 off 41 balls to tutorial Hampshire to an eight-wicket victory – following his fifty came in just 32 balls – with George Bailey for enterprise. But before that, Glamorgan had been witness to Tom Alsop’s 19-ball cameo that fetched 28 to retain them in the hunt. The facet in the long run cruised about the line in just 13.5 overs.

Temporary scores: Glamorgan 118/6 in 20 overs (Andrew Salter 37* Mason Crane 3-21) lost to Hampshire 119/2 in 13.5 overs (James Vince 60*) by eight wickets.

Middlesex vs Sussex

Sussex desired 5 operates off the previous six balls at Lord’s in London chasing 148. All they ended up with had been 4 swings and misses as they slipped to a two-run loss to Middlesex in a thrilling closing about, who held their nerve to snatch a acquire from the jaws of defeat.

Positioned comfortably had been Sussex at 125 for 4 following opener Chris Nash led the way with a half-century (69 off 52 balls). Stiaan van Zyl included a valuable 34 off 26 to have the facet on class. Laurie Evans’s run-out in the 17th about and established batsman Nash’s departure in the subsequent remaining Sussex in a state of worry, which Middlesex capitalised on adeptly.

From 125 for 5, Sussex had been restricted to 145 for 8, two shorter of choosing up their fourth acquire of the tournament as Steven Finn and Nathan Sowter completed with two wicketes apiece. No other batsmen barring Nash and van Zyl produced it to double figures.

Immediately after remaining requested to bat, Paul Stirling (40) and Stephen Sean Eskinazi (57*) led the way upfront with practical operates, but the middle order milk the commence they acquired running to put up only 147 for 6 in their 20 overs. Having said that, as it turned out, it was just adequate to decide their fourth acquire.

Temporary scores: Middlesex 147 for 6 in 20 overs (Paul Stirling 40, Stephen Sean Eskinazi 57* Chris Jordan 2-29, Danny Briggs 2-34) defeat Sussex 145/8 in 20 overs (Chris Nash 69, Stiaan van Zyl 34 Steven Finn 2-32, Nathan Sowter 2-25) by two operates.

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