NatWest T20 Blast: Gloucestershire v Sussex
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- Sussex set 139 to win off 15 overs
- Ian Cockbain hit 52 off 36 balls in Gloucestershire's 138-7
- Lewis Hatchett's last over went for 20
- Game reduced to 15 overs a side
- Sussex decided to bowl first after winning the toss
- Start delayed by rain
Gloucestershire move up to fifth in table with eight points, three points behind Glamorgan
Gloucestershire win by 13 runs, Jack Taylor taking 3-12 off 2.4 overs.
Liddle finished unbeaten on two for Sussex.
Sussex all out for 125. Last man Hatchett went for it but never got hold of his shot properly and Gidman took a good catch running backwards at extra cover.
Hatchett c A Gidman b Taylor 0
Liddle gets a single off third ball, leaving 14 needed off three balls
Incredible! Full toss by Taylor looked to be heading for six as Beer got hold of it but Marshall, at full stretch, stopped it going over the rope and somehow held on.
Beer c Marshall b Taylor 18
First ball is a yorker, Liddle digs it out to take a single
Taylor to bowl the final over
Two singles to finish the over, leaving Sussex with 16 to win off the last over.
Beer smashes the ball away on the leg side to keep Sussex in the game.
Great yorker by McCarter and Piolet didn't seem to pick it up in the dark. Sussex now 116-8 with 23 to win off ten balls.
Piolet b McCarter 1
Good over from Taylor with just five off it. Sussex need 24 to win off the last two overs.
Great response by Taylor, who yorks Brown. Sussex are 113-7
Brown b Taylor 19
Dropped catch. Cockbain running round at long-off but couldn't hold on to catch Beer low down. Difficult chance.
A mixed bag over from Gidman leaves Sussex with 29 to win off 18 balls.
This time a half-volley from Gidman and Beer smashes it down the ground
Loose delivery by Gidman down the leg side gives Beer an easy four off his pads
Arafat went for the big swing but missed and had his stumps cleaned up. Sussex now 101-6, requiring 38 to win off 22 balls.
Arafat b W Gidman 9
Sussex on 101-5 off 11, requiring 38 to win off 24 balls
Superb reverse sweep by Brown, sends the ball rapidly to the boundary
Inside edge by Arafat off Smith, the ball narrowly misses the stumps and runs down for four
Sussex on 90-5 off ten, requiring 49 off the last five overs. A close finish in prospect
Ben Brown launches the ball over cow corner off McCarter
McCarter struck the pads of Finch and umpire took his time before raising his finger. Sussex now 81-5
Finch lbw b McCarter 16
Eight off that over by Smith. Sussex 79-4 off nine overs.
Nice reverse sweep by Finch off Smith goes very square but in between the fielders.
Jack Taylor also goes for just five. Sussex are on 71-4 off eight.
Good start by Tom Smith with just five off his over. Sussex on 66-4 from seven overs.
Machan tried to sweep but missed the ball from Tom Smith and the umpire's finger went up. Sussex 63-4.
Machan lbw b Smith 28
Howell's over goes for 14. Sussex 61-6 off six overs.
Fine shot by Machan, clearning the long-on boundary comfortably
Harry Finch smashes the ball down to deep mid-wicket off Benny Howell.
Sussex powerplay finishes with them on 47-3 off five overs, requiring 92 to win off ten overs
Machan just beating Tom Smith at third man with his cut off Payne and it goes for four
Crucial wicket for Gloucestershire just as Nash was looking very dangerous. He connected with the ball well but his down Cockbain's throat at point. Sussex 42-3.
Nash c Cockbain b Payne 25
Nash comes down the wicket to Payne and hits the ball well over mid-on for four.
Nash flicks it off his pads for another four. Fifteen off the over. Sussex 37-2.
Machan slashes at one outside off stump and it goes over the top of the fielders to reach the boundary
A bit streaky by Machan, but finds the boundary behind square off McCarter
Gidman recovered in the last three balls, with just two more going off the over but it's an expensive one all the same. Sussex 22-3 off three.
Short ball by Gidman and Nash pulls him away for six.
Nash follows it up with a drive straight down the ground
Nice cut shot by Sussex skipper Nash off Gidman behind point brings up the first boundary of the innings.
Payne's first over goes for four. Great start for Gloucestershire with Sussex on 6-2 off two overs.
Away swinger by Payne caught Luke Wells flashing and Rouse took a great catch diving low to his left. Sussex 4-2
Wells c Rouse b Payne 3
Just two off that over by Gidman. Sussex 2-1
Big wicket for Gloucestershire as England international Luke Wright feathers a Will Gidman delivery and Rouse takes the catch staning up. Sussex 1-1
Wright c Rouse b W Gidman 0
Play restarts, Will Gidman opening the bowling for Gloucestershire
Twenty came off that last over, Gloucestershire finishing on a competitive 138-7. Gidman 26 not out off 16 balls and McCarter unbeaten on 16 off five.
Gidman sends the last ball of the innings through the covers.
McCarter comes down the wicket and finds the gap on the offside for another boundary. That's 14 off three balls
Another full toss by Hatchett, this time around McCarter's waist, and he smashes it all the way.
Full toss outside off-stump by Hatchett and Graeme McCarter crashes it through the covers
Seven off Arafat's last over. Gloucestershire 118-7
That ball came down with snow on it and Luke Wells did well to hold the catch at deep mid-wicket. Glos 116-7.
Taylor c Wells b Arafat 0
Extravagant Dilshan sweep by Gidman brings up a needed boundary
Just six off the over. Gloucestershire 111-6 with two overs left.
Marshall hit the ball down the ground but was caught at long-on. Gloucestershire 110-6 in the 13th
Marshall c Machan b Nash 4
Seven off the over in the end from Gloucestershire. They are 105-5 off 12.
Will Gidman brings up the Gloucestershire hundred by crashing the ball through the covers
Great catch by Matt Machan at long-off. Gloucestershire 98-5
Cockbain c Machan b Arafat 52
They will be glad to see the back of Will Beer, who finishes with 2-21 off three
Gloucestershire on 98-4 off 11 overs.
Cockbain's half-century came off 33 balls with four fours and one six.
Will Gidman greeted to the wicket with a nice full toss by Beer and he whacks it away down the leg side.
On the same ball as Benny Howell was run out, Cockbain reached his half-century. Howell run out at non-striker's end as the pair attempted a second run. Glos 89-4.
Howell run out (Piolet) 4
Liddle goes for just five runs from his over as he returns to the attack. Sussex putting the brakes on Glos, who are 88-3 off ten overs
Good over by Beer. Gloucestershire 83-9 off nine overs.
Rouse goes on his second ball, attempting a sweep to a straight ball but completely missing it. Gloucestershire 81-3.
Rouse lbw b Beer 0
Gidman was going for the big six but was well caught by Piolet at deep mid-wickets
A Gidman c Piolet b Beer 22
A well played reverse sweep by Gidman off Beer brings up another boundary
Twelve off the eighth over. Gloucestershire on 76-1 and Cockbain on 45 not out.
Cockbain follows that up by disecting the fielders at long on and deep mid-wicket
Poor short ball by Chris Nash aptly punished by Ian Cockbain with a huge six over deep mid-wicket
Just four off the over though. Gloucestershire 65-1 off seven.
Gidman has been dropped at deep mid-wicket by Liddle on 16
A single from Alex Gidman off Will Beer brings up the half-century partnership with Cockbain.
Twelve off Piolet's first over. Gloucestershire 61-1 off six.
Slower ball by Steffan Piolet and Cockbain heaves it over long-on and into the apartments.
Lovely cut shot by Cockbain to find the gap behind point. Gloucestershire finish five-over powerplay on 49-1.
Gidman plays the ball deliberately through the vacant slip area to bring up another boundary off Yasir Arafat's first ball.
Cockbain launches Hatchett over the leg side off the last ball of the fourth over. Glos 37-1
Six off that over in the end by Liddle. Gloucestershire 25-1 off three.
Short ball by Liddle, and Alex Gidman flicks it over short fine leg for four
Ten off the over. Gloucestershire 19-1 off two.
Ian Cockbain off the mark first ball, but not an entirely convincing hook shot between the wicketkeeper and short fine leg
Completely mis-timed pull shot by Dent and an easy catch for Steffan Piolet at mid-wicket. Glos 12-1
Dent c Piolet b Hatchett 7
Wayward first over by Chris Liddle with a couple of wides. Nine off it.
Chris Dent brings up the first boundary, flashing outside the off-stump, and the balls goes through the vacant slip area
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Gloucestershire: Dent, A Gidman (c), Cockbain, Marshall, Howell, Rouse (wk), W Gidman, J Taylor, Smith, Payne, McCarter.
Sussex: Nash (c), Wright, Wells, Finch, Machan, Brown (wk), Arafat, Piolet, Beer, Hatchett, Liddle.
Game will be 15-overs-a-side
Sussex have won the toss and will bowl first
Umpires hoping a reduced overs game will start at 6.45 if there is no more rain.
Umpire Mark Saggers has just told Sky Sports that latest possible start time is 7.57pm for a five-over thrash. More rain forecast but he is hopeful it will blow over quickly.
Rain coming down at the County Ground in Bristol at the moment and covers are on so no chance of a 5.30pm start as scheduled.
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