LiveNatWest T20 Blast: Gloucestershire v Kent as it happened

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Summary

  • Gloucestershire beat Kent by three wickets
  • Adam Rouse hit 35 not out off 16 balls on his first appearance for Gloucestershire at Bristol
  • Gloucestershire were on 101-6 in the 16th over
  • Sam Northeast, dropped on two by Rouse off the bowling of Will Gidman, scored 75 off 49 balls (five fours, four sixes) in Kent's 150-6.
  • Graeme McCarter the pick of the bowlers with 2-26
  • Gloucestershire won the toss and decided to field first

8:15pm

8:10pm

Gloucestershire win by three wickets

8:10pm

Rouse finishes unbeaten on 35 off just 16 balls (five fours, one six) on his first appearance for Gloucestershire at Bristol. Smith unbeaten on four.

8:09pm

Another full toss from Bollinger and Rouse smashes it for four to give Gloucestershire victory

8:09pm

Kent bring the fielders in, Key standing with a helmet on at short leg!

8:08pm

Full toss by Bollinger, hit straight back to him by Rouse. One needed to win off the last ball.

8:07pm

Short and wide ball by Bollinger, Rouse stretches out and the ball just runs down to the third man boundary. Scores tied

8:06pm

Rouse goes over the top, the ball just too high for Tredwell at deep mid-on. Five needed off three

8:05pm

Smith finds one in the leg side. Nine needed off four now

8:04pm

Tom Smith hits the first ball into the leg side for two. Ten needed off five

8:04pm

Bollinger to bowl

8:04pm

Just when it looked like the game was out of reach, Rouse launches Ball over the leg side boundary. Glos on 139-7, requiring 12 to win off the last over.

8:03pm

Ball to complete the over for the injured Griffiths. Just one off his first two balls.

8:02pm

Quick ball by Griffiths and a big swing and miss from Taylor. Glos on 132-7 with 19 required off nine balls.

8:01pm

Taylor b Griffiths 19

8:00pm

Taylor flashes at a wide Griffiths delivery and the ball flies over the vacant slip area to go for four

7:59pm

Bollinger recovered towards the end of the over, but still 10 off it. Glos on 128-6, requiring 23 off the last two overs.

7:57pm

Big hit by Taylor over cow corner from Bollinger. Can Gloucestershire do this?

7:55pm

Glos 118-6 off 17 overs, so 33 required to win off three overs.

7:53pm

Wide and full ball by Griffiths, Rouse took it on the stretch to find the boundary just behind square.

7:52pm

Jack Taylor strikes the ball cleanly through the leg side to find the boundary off the returning Griffiths.

7:51pm

Rouse shows what he can do with the bat with an audacious reverse sweep of Tredwell, taking Glos to 106-6 after 16 overs. They require 45 off four.

7:50pm

Gidman, who had been riding his luck, came accross as he attempted a sweep and the ball hit the stumps between middle and leg. Glos 101-6

7:49pm

W Gidman b Tredwell 22

7:47pm

Glos recover to take eight off the over, but they still have a lot to do with 54 required off five overs. They are on 95-5

7:44pm

Change of bowling does the trick for Kent, Claydon returning to the attack and having Howell caught by Ball running in from long-on. Glos 89-5.

7:43pm

Howell c Ball b Claydon 26

7:42pm

Another good over for Glos with 11 off it puts them on 89-4 from 14 overs

7:40pm

Gidman was on one when he was dropped by Northeast

7:40pm

Howell joins in the fun, sweeping Tredwell over the boundary on the leg side

7:39pm

Productive over for Glos takes them to 78-4

7:38pm

Gidman chances his luck with the long-on boundary again and this time it goes just over Northeast

7:37pm

Will Gidman hits it down the ground off Ball but is dropped by the diving Northeast at long-on and the ball goes over the rope for six.

7:36pm

Kent have the luxury of bringing England international James Tredwell into the attack in the 12th over and he goes for just two. Glos now 62-4

7:34pm

Howell almost run out after he came down the wicket but keeper Billings missed the stumps when he threw it back.

7:33pm

Just four off the over from Ball and Kent are tightening their grip on this game. Glos need 91 to win off nine overs with six wickets left.

7:32pm

Cockbain got a little nick and Billings took the catch standing up. Glos now 60-4 in the 11th over

7:31pm

Cockbain c Billings b Ball 18

7:29pm

Gloucestershire still finding it hard to get Stevens away and they're on 56-3 at the halfway stage. Cockbain on 16, Howell 12.

7:26pm

Gloucestershire on 52-3 off nine

7:26pm

Terrible mis-field by Bollinger allows Howell's cut shot off Ball to go through him at short third man to the boundary.

7:23pm

Batsmen finding it hard to get Stevens away. Just two off his over, leaving Glos on 44-3 off eight overs

7:20pm

Five come off David Griffiths' first over. Glos on 42-3 off seven.

7:16pm

Powerplay ends with Gloucestershire on 37-3. Cockbain on nine, Howell on one.

7:14pm

Marshall chops the ball onto his own stumps and Gloucestershire are in trouble at 36-3.

7:13pm

Marshall b Bollinger 10

7:12pm

Cockbain just leans into the ball and drives it down to long-on for four. Glos 34-2 off five overs

7:08pm

Stevens' first over goes for eight. Glos 26-2 off four

7:06pm

Beautiful cover drive from Hamish Marshall off Stevens and the ball runs away to the boundary

7:05pm

Good over for Kent. Glos on 18-2 off three.

7:04pm

Dent's poor run of form continues as he gets an inside edge to be caught behind, giving Claydon his second wicket in three balls

7:03pm

Dent c Billings b Claydon 8

7:02pm

Soft dismissal. Gidman seemed to get himself in a tangle and gave Claydon a simple return catch. Glos 16-1

7:01pm

A Gidman c&b Claydon 8

7:01pm

Gidman hits the ball through mid-wicket off Claydon.

7:00pm

Nine off Bollinger's first over. Glos 12-0 off two

6:59pm

First boundary of the Gloucestershire innings as Chris Dent pulls Bollinger away confidently in front of square

6:58pm

Mitchell Claydon doesn't give much away in his first over, beating Chris Dent with the final ball. Just three singles off it. Glos 3-0

6:53pm

Alex Gidman and Chris Dent walk out to the crease as Gloucestershire get ready to get their chase underway. The dangerous Doug Bollinger to open the bowling for Kent.

6:43pm

Payne 4-0-32-2; Smith 3-0-25-1; Taylor 1-0-13-0.

6:41pm

Adam Ball skies the last ball but it lands safe and Kent finish on 150-6. Ball seven not out.

6:40pm

Great catch by Gidman at extra cover to remove Sam Billings. He was moving backwards as it went into his hands.

6:40pm

Billings c A Gidman b Payne 7

6:38pm

McCarter finished with 2-26 off his four overs. Impressive display by the youngster

6:36pm

Penultimate over from McCarter went for eight, so Kent are on 145-5

6:36pm

Northeast's 75 came from 49 balls, with five fours and four sixes

6:35pm

Fine innings by Northeast brought to an end as he plays across the line to a McCarter delivery and the ball strikes his pads in front of the stumps. Kent 142-5

6:34pm

Northeast lbw bMcCarter 75

6:33pm

Big swing by Northeast and he edges it behind for a lucky four

6:32pm

Howell finished with 1-41 off his four overs

6:32pm

Howell's last over goes for just seven. Kent 137-4 with two overs left

6:28pm

Straight down the ground from Northeast as he moves on to 68. Kent 130-4 off 17 overs.

6:27pm

Northeast launches Payne this time over the leg side boundary

6:25pm

Over of the game so far that from McCarter. Just two off it, plus a wicket. Kent 116-4 with four overs left

6:24pm

Blake skied it high in the air off McCarter and Ian Cockbain took the catch well at long-off. Kent 115-4

6:23pm

Blake c Cockbain b McCarter 1

6:20pm

Five overs of Kent's innings to go and they're on 114-3. Northeast 53, Alex Blake 1

6:20pm

Northeast brings up his half-century from 35 balls with a single off Howell.

6:19pm

Miscued shot by Stevens and Taylor did well to take the catch running backwards from point. Kent 109-3

6:18pm

Stevens c Taylor b Howell 8

6:18pm

Darren Stevens flicks the ball down to the leg side boundary off Howell

6:17pm

Kent on 105-2 off 14 overs

6:16pm

Really good use of the feet by Northeast as he goes over the top of the offside field off Smith

6:14pm

Good comeback over from Howell. Just four off it. Kent 98-2 off 13 overs

6:12pm

Partnership of 65 between Northeast and Bell-Drummond

6:11pm

Bell-Drummond caught playing across the line to a straight ball. Kent now 94-2 after 12 overs

6:11pm

Bell-Drummond lbw b Smith 32

6:10pm

Good sweep by Northeast in front of square. Batting looking all too easy for him at the moment

6:09pm

A third six from Northeast. This time the punishment is handed out to Tom Smith as he smashes the ball over the long-on boundary

6:08pm

Expensive first over from Taylor - 13 off it. Kent on 81-1 off 11 overs

6:07pm

Bell-Drummond joins the party, despatching the ball to the same place Northeast had two balls earlier

6:06pm

Northeast welcomes Jack Taylor into the attack by smashing him for four down his favourite area wide of long-on

6:05pm

Tom Smith's first over goes for six and Kent are 68-1 at the halfway stage. Northeast looking dangerous on 24, Daniel Bell-Drummond on the same score

6:01pm

Kent are on 62-1 off nine overs

6:01pm

Northeast hits his second six, this time off McCarter, straight over the long-off boundary

5:58pm

Gidman finishes his four over with economical figures of 0-21. Kent 53-1 off eight.

5:54pm

Nine off that over in the end. Kent on 49-1 off seven

5:53pm

First maximum as Northeast smashes Howell over cow corner

5:51pm

Gidman not getting much luck at the moment. Powerplay ends with Kent on 40-1.

5:49pm

Looks like a drop catch by wicketkeeper Adam Rouse after Sam Northeast, on two, edges a Will Gidman delivery

5:47pm

Good over by Payne. Five off it. Kent 32-1 off five

5:45pm

Leading edge by Key gives McCarter a fairly simple catch at mid-off. Kent 29-1

5:45pm

Key c McCarter b Payne 14

5:43pm

Gidman recovers well from first ball, with six coming off the over in the end. Kent 27-0 off four

5:40pm

Good shot by Key off Gidman, again off his back foot through the offside where he looks strong

5:39pm

Seven off McCarter's first over. Kent 21-0 off three overs

5:38pm

Rob Key finds the boundary off Graeme McCarter with a back-foot drive through the offside

5:36pm

Good start from Will Gidman as his first over goes for four

5:32pm

Rob Key takes a chance on a quick single but Payne misses the stumps at the bowler's end as he scampers through. Kent 10-0 off one over

5:30pm

Inside edge from Rob Key off Payne and it runs all the way down to the boundary

5:27pm

David Payne opens the bowling

5:26pm

Alex Gidman, captaining Gloucestershire this evening in the absence of Michael Klinger, leads his side onto the field

5:10pm

5:08pm

5:04pm

Gloucestershire: Dent, A Gidman, Cockbain, Marshall, Howell, Rouse, W Gidman, J Taylor, Smith, McCarter, Payne.

Kent: Bell-Drummond, Key, Northeast, Blake, Stevens, Billings, Ball, Tredwell, Claydon, Bollinger, Griffiths.

5:03pm

Covers on the pitch but no rain at the moment so we are due to get underway on time at 5.30pm

5:02pm

Gloucestershire have won the toss and will field first.

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