T20 Blast: Gloucestershire v Somerset as it happened
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- Somerset win by 18 runs
- Somerset score 156-8 off their 20 overs
- Gloucestershire all out for 138
- Gareth Roderick makes first appearance of the season for Gloucestershire
- Gloucestershire won the toss and decided to bowl first
- Marcus Trescothick out for duck on first ball of the game
- South African international Alviro Peterson hit 51 in 90-run stand with Craig Kieswetter
- Kieswetter also scored half-century
- Gloucestershire seamer James Fuller takes four wickets
- Hamish Marshall scores half-century in Gloucestershire reply
Gloucestershire all out for 138, giving Somerset victory by 18 runs. Norwell the not out batsman at the end on one.
McCarter (4) caught by Waller running in from long-on to give Nannes his fourth wicket.
Smith caught by Waller at cover for 10 off Nannes. Gloucestershire 137-9.
Smith on strike to Nannes in penultimate over and he gets two first ball
Just four off the over by Thomas leaves Smith and McCarter needing 22 off the last two overs
Gloucestershire need 26 to win
McCarter scores single off first ball, taking Glos to 131-8 with three overs left.
Fuller caught behind by Kieswetter for 21. He dangled his bat out to a wide one from Nannes and got a faint edge. Glos 130-8
Four overs left and Gloucestershire require 34 runs to win
Expensive over. Gloucestershire on 116-7, requiring 41 off five overs
Full toss by Gregory smashed over the leg side boundary by Fuller
Fuller smashes the ball high past mid-off of Gregory
Key wicket. Marshall goes lbw to Waller for 54, playing across the line. That might be it for Gloucestershire. They are on 104-7 with six overs left.
Almost a carbon copy of his last four as Marshall brings up his half-century with another boundary off Waller. He's on 53 not out from 35 balls and keeping Gloucestershire in the game.
Short ball by Waller, smashed away down the leg side by Marshall
Nine off the over. Gloucestershire on 94-6 off 13 overs.
Marshall pulls away full toss by Trego and the ball beats the despairing dive by Nannes at fine leg.
Gloucestershire 83-6 off 12 overs.
Roderick out lbw for seven. Low delivery hit his pads right in front. Gloucestershire 79-6.
Marshall comes down the wicket and hits Waller straight down the ground.
Gregory goes for five on his comeback over. Gloucestershire 74-5 off 11 overs
Four off the over so Gloucestershire are on 69-5 at the halfway stage in pursuit of 157
Howell chips the ball straight back to Waller to be caught and bowled for 12. Gloucestershire reeling on 66-5
Trego also goes for nine off that over, taking Gloucestershire to 65-4 off nine overs
Nice late cut by Benny Howell off Trego
Nine off that over from Dockrell. Gloucestershire 56-4 off eight.
Short ball by Dockrell punished by Marshall, who hits it behind square
Five off the over. Gloucestershire 47-4 off seven overs.
Ian Cockbain (6) mis-times ball straight to Waller at long-on, giving Trego a wicket first ball.
Powerplay over. Gloucestershire on 42-3. Marshall on 13 and Cockbain on six.
Strong cut away by Marshall off next ball by Gregory
Cockbain dropped again off the bowling of Gregory, this time by Hildreth aat first slip
Short ball by Thomas powerfully pulled away by Marshall to take Gloucestershire to 35-3 off five overs
Cockbain almost goes first ball after flashing outside his off stump but is dropped by a combination of Kieswetter and Trescothick before the ball runs down for four. Gloucestershire 27-3 at the end of fourth over
Gidman follows just two balls later for four. Another great catch, this time by Trego diving low down at mid-on. Gloucestershire 23-3
Klinger (17) slashes at one off Gregory but is caught brilliantly at third man by George Dockrell. Gloucestershire 23-2
Alex Gidman off the mark second ball, clipping away Nannes off his legs. Gloucestershire 23-1 off three overs
Dent tries to pull a ball from Nannes outside his leg stump but just gets a faint edge and is caught behind by Kieswetter for two. Alex Gidman in next. Gloucestershire 19-1
Expensive over from Thomas. Gloucestershire 18-0 off two overs
Thomas strays down the leg side and Klinger clips it away fine
Straight down the ground by Klinger off Thomas
Five off the first over for Gloucestershire
Klinger punishes Somerset with a four next ball down to fine leg
Trescothick drops a dolly at slip after Klinger finds edge off Nannes.
Dirk Nannes opening the bowling
Michael Klinger and Chris Dent make their way to the crease with play about to resume.
Somerset finished on 156-8.
Last ball of the innings missed by Alfonso Thomas (1), who decided to run down the wicket when Roderick dropped the ball but Max Waller stood his ground the wicketkeeper was able to pick it up and whip the bails off. Strange way to end a strange innings.
Bizarre shot by Gregory (20), caught by Gidman at backward point to give Norwell another wicket.
Kieswetter fails to last the distance and is caught behind for 55 at short fine leg, trying to sweep Liam Norwell. Somerset 153-6
Fuller's last over goes for 14. Somerset are 153-5 with one to go
Big hit by Gregory over cow corner off Fuller.
Short ball by Fuller, slapped away by Gregory on the leg side.
Ten off that over from Howell. Somerset on 139-5 with two overs left.
Edge from Lewis Gregory goes all the way to the boundary off Howell.
Three overs to go. Somerset on 129-5.
Kieswetter goes to half-century with single down the leg side.
Four for Fuller! Nick Compton goes first ball after giving an easy catch to Hamish Marshall at mid-wicket. Somerset 126-5
Odd shot by Hildreth, who goes for 14. Just lobbed the ball up to McCarter on the cover point boundary, giving Fuller his third wicket. Somerset 125-4
Seven off latest Smith over. Somerset on 125-3 off 16
Five overs to go of Somerset's innings and they are on 118-3. Kieswetter on 46 and Hildreth on nine
James Hildreth sweeps away McCarter to the boundary
Norwell over goes for six. Somerset 109-3 off 14
A single at the end of the over from Kieswetter takes Somerset to 103-3 off 13
Peterson tries to repeat his huge six but is caught by Marshall at deep mid-wicket. McCarter picks up first wicket
That also took Peterson to his half-century
Peterson finds the one of the top balconies on the apartments after a huge hit. Four storeys high
Change of ends for McCarter
Good over for Somerset. They are 94-2 off 12
Peterson comes down the wicket to Smith and clears the leg side boundary
Nine off the over. Somerset 83-2 off 11.
First boundary for a while comes from Peterson. Slog sweep along the ground off Howell.
Six off that over. Somerset 74-2 off ten overs with Kieswetter on 35 and Peterson on 27.
McCarter back into the attack
Six off Howell's over. Somerset 68-2 off nine overs
Somerset finding boundaries more difficult to come by since Gloucestershire have taken pace off the ball
Decent over from Smith. Somerset 62-2 off eight overs.
Peterson on 20. Kieswetter on 25.
Somerset on 57-2 off seven overs. A good recovery after loss of early wickets
Lovely little late cut from Peterson
Benny Howell on now for Gloucestershire
McCarter recovered quite well after early boundaries. Nine off the over. Somerset 48-2
Kieswetter looking very strong. This time he cuts the ball away off McCarter
Graeme McCarter into the attack and greeted by a strong pull by Kieswetter for four
Lbw appeal on last ball from Norwell comes to nothing. Sixteen off the over. Somerset 39-2 off five overs
Peterson goes over the offside to find the boundary again. Expensive over
This time Peterson drives Norwell straight down the ground
Kieswetter smashes the ball over long-on and into the apartments
Fuller taken off and replaced by Norwell
Just five off Smith's first over. Somerset 23-2
First bowling change for Gloucestershire. Tom Smith on for Norwell
Lovely on-drive by Kieswetter off Fuller. Takes Somerset to 18-2 after three overs.
South African international Alviro Peterson now at the crease with Craig Kieswetter
Fuller strikes on first ball of his over again. This time Trego (8) gets an inside edge and Roderick makes the catch behind. Somerset 13-2
Return to normality in second over. Just four singles. Somerset 13-1
After an eventful first over, Somerset are 9-1. Liam Norwell now on at the pavilion end.
Another short one from Fuller, cut away in front of square by Trego
Trego just left one that looked awfully close to his off stump
Peter Trego cut the ball away for four from the second ball.
First ball! Fuller pitched it short, Trescothick took the bate and hooked straight to Liam Norwell at deep fine leg. Somerset 0-1
Teams are out now. Looks like James Fuller to open the bowling for Gloucestershire with Marcus Trescothick on strike
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Plenty of international experience in that Somerset side. Gloucestershire very much the underdogs today
Somerset: Trescothick, Kieswetter, Trego, Peterson, Hildreth, Compton, Waller, Gregory, Dockrell, Thomas, Nannes.
Gloucestershire: Klinger, Dent, Gidman, Marshall, Cockbain, Howell, Roderick, Fuller, Smith, Norwell, McCarter.
Team news is in
View from the press box at the County Ground. http://t.co/tPlbVjC3yo— @RobSportsTwit 16 May 2014
Gloucestershire have won the toss and have decided to field first
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Gareth Roderick is set to make his first appearance for Gloucestershire against Somerset this evening (5.30pm start).
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