Updated: Jun 21, 2021 6:00 am
Sunday’s action would be dominated by Australian Josh Inglis score his first century in T20 cricket in an action-packed day in the Blast. We also look at the weekend’s action in the World Test Championship final and the non-action at Taunton in the Blast from Saturday.
India vs New Zealand
Saturday started with New Zealand winning the toss and electing to field.
Rohit Sharma would be caught by Tim Southee off the bowling of Kyle Jamieson for 34 before Shubman Gill would be caught behind by BJ Watling off the bowling of Neil Wagner for 28. Cheteshwar Pujara would be the final wicket to fall, LBW to Trent Boult, for 8 with Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane not out on 44 and 29 respectively as bad light would force the teams off after 64.4 overs play.
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Resuming on 146/3, India would add just 3 to their overnight score with Kohli out without adding to his overnight score as he was LBW to Jamieson before Rishabh Pant would be caught by Tom Latham off the same bowler for 4. Rahane would be caught by Latham off the bowling of Wagner for 49 before Ravichandran Ashwin would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Southee for 22.
Ishant Sharma would be caught by Ross Taylor off the bowling of Jamieson for 4 with Jasprit Bumrah LBW to the same bowler for a golden duck. Ravindra Jadeja would be the final man out for 15, caught by Watling off Boult, with Mohammed Shami not out for 4 – Jamieson finishing with 5/31.
Latham would be the first man out for the Kiwis as he was caught by Kolhi off the bowling of Ashwin for 30 before Devon Conway would be caught by Shami off the bowling of Sharma for 54 – Kane Williamson (12) and Ross Taylor (0) the not out batsmen at stumps.
IND 217 (92.1 overs), NZ 101/2 (49 overs)
Somerset vs Glamorgan
No play was possible in this game on Saturday due to rain.
Somerset’s next game is at Surrey on Wednesday while Glamorgan travel to Gloucestershire on Thursday.
Durham vs Birmingham Bears
Durham would win the toss and elect to field first.
David Bedingham would be stumped by Michael Burgess off the bowling of Danny Briggs for 1 before Ben Stokes would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Carlos Brathwaite for 29. Graham Clark would be caught & bowled by Craig Miles before Sean Dickson would be the final wicket as he was bowled by Dan Mousley for 30 – captain Cameron Bancroft (76 off 53 balls) and Brydon Carse (3) were the not out batsmen.
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Ed Pollock would be caught by Stokes off the bowling of Carse for 19 before Adam Hose would be bowled by Scott Borthwick for 20. Will Rhodes would be caught by Bedingham off the bowling of Liam Trevaskis for 36 before Mousley would be caught behind by Ned Eckersley off the bowling of Carse for 1.
Brathwaite would be the fifth man out as he was caught by Stokes off the same bowler for 6 before Burgess would be run out by Trevaskis for 4. Tim Bresnan would be caught by Dickson off the bowling of Borthwick for a quickfire 20 off 9 balls before Sam Hain would be caught by Bancroft off the bowling of Stokes for 35 – Jacob Bethell (3) and Briggs (7) the not out batsmen.
Durham host Northants on Wednesday night while Birmingham host Derbyshire the following night.
DUR 185/4 (20 overs), BIR 163/8 (20 overs)
Leicestershire Foxes vs Northants Steelbacks
Leicestershire won the toss and elected to bat first.
Scott Steel would be caught by Mohammad Nabi off the bowling of Tom Taylor for 12 before Arron Lilley would be caught by Taylor off the bowling of Graeme White for 44 off 29 balls. Opener Inglis would be not out for 103 off 62 balls (his first century in T20 cricket) while Colin Ackermann would finish 31 not out at the other end.
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Adam Rossington would be caught by Patel off the bowling of Callum Parkinson for 6 before Ricardo Vasconcelos would be LBW to Naveen-ul-Haq for 10. Richard Levi would be bowled by Ackermann for 30 before Wayne Parnell would be caught by Lewis Hill off the bowling of Gavin Griffths for 15.
Saif Zaib would be caught by Inglis off the same bowler for a golden duck before Nabi would be LBW to Parkinson for 32. Taylor would be the last man out as he was caught by Ackermann off the bowling of Naveen for 11 with Rob Keogh (50 off 29 balls) and White (1) were not out at the end of the innings.
Leicestershire travel to Derbyshire tomorrow while Northants travel to Durham on Wednesday night.
LEI 200/2 (20 overs), NOR 166.7 (20 overs)
Notts Outlaws vs Lancashire Lightning
Notts would win the toss and elect to bat first.
Joe Clarke would be caught by Tom Hartley off the bowling of Steven Croft for 4 before Alex Hales would be caught by Finn Allen off the bowling of Hartley for 33. Sol Budinger would be caught by Hartley off the bowling of Luke Wood for 13 before Ben Duckett would be LBW to Hartley for 35 off 23 balls.
Samit Patel would be caught & bowled by Danny Lamb for 12 before Steven Mullaney would be caught by Matt Parkinson off Wood’s bowling for 6. Luke Fletcher would be caught by Keaton Jennings off the bowling of Parkinson for 3 before Tom Moores would be caught by Alex Davies off Lamb for 48 off 40 balls. Matt Carter would be caught by Wood off Lamb for a golden duck while Calvin Harrison would be run out by Wood off the final ball for 7.
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Lancs would start with a 118-run opening partnership between Jennings and Allen would be broken as the latter would be caught by Clarke off the bowling of Patel for 60 before Davies would be out without scoring, caught & bowled by Mullaney. Dane Vilas would be caught by Harrison off the bowling of Jake Ball before Jennings would be run out off the final ball of the innings for 88 off 61 balls as the teams would tie the game.
Notts host Worcestershire tomorrow night while Lancashire travel to Northants on Friday night.
NOT 172 (20 overs), LAN 172/4 (20 overs)
Yorkshire Vikings vs Derbyshire Falcons
Derbyshire won the toss and elected to field first.
Adam Lyth would be bowled by Logan van Beek for 8 in the opening over before Tom Kohler-Cadmore would be bowled by Alex Thomson for 13. Gary Ballance would be caught by Leus du Plooy off the bowling of George Scrimshaw for 9 before captain Joe Root would be caught by Thomson off the same bowler for 49 off 36 balls.
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Will Fraine would be next out as he was caught by McKerr off the bowling of Scrimshaw for 10 before Jordan Thompson would be the final man out, bowled by Fynn Hudson-Prentice, for 21 with Harry Brook (48 off 34 balls) and Matthew Waite (6) the not out batsmen.
Luis Reece would be caught by Thompson off the bowling of Root for 1 while Harry Came would be bowled by Lockie Ferguson for 21. Billy Godleman would be caught by Dom Bess off the bowling of Waite for 11 before du Plooy would be caught & bowled by Bess for 9.
Matt Critchley would be the fifth man out as he was caught by Brook off the same bowler for 5 before Brooke Guest would be caught by Adam Lyth off Bess for 6. Hudson-Prentice would be caught by Brook off the bowling of Thompson for 34 before Thomson would be caught & bowled the following delivery for 28. van Beek would be bowled by Ferguson for 2 before Scrimshaw would be dismissed the same way the following ball.
Yorkshire’s next game sees them host Worcestershire Rapids on Wednesday while Derbyshire host Leicestershire tomorrow night.
YOR 174/6 (20 overs), DER 135 (19 overs)
Gloucestershire vs Hampshire Hawks
There was no play possible due to rain.
Gloucestershire’s next game is at home to Kent Spitfires tomorrow night while Hampshire travel to Somerset on Friday night.
Kent Spitfires vs Essex Eagles
Essex won the toss and elected to field first.
Zak Crawley and Daniel Bell-Drummond put on 145 for Kent’s first-wicket partnership before the former was LBW off Paul Walter’s bowling for 69 off 39 balls before Bell-Drummond would be caught behind by Adam Wheater off the bowling of Sam Cook for 88 off 44 balls. Joe Denly was the final man out for 8, caught by Wheater off the bowling of Jack Plom, with Jack Leaning (42 off 17 balls) and Alex Blake (16) the not out batsmen.
Will Buttleman would be the first man out as he was bowled by Denly for 8 before Dan Lawrence was caught by Qais Ahmad off the bowling of Grant Stewart for 17. Michael Pepper would be caught by Blake off the bowling of Darren Stevens for 7 with Jimmy Neesham caught & bowled by Leaning for 1.
Ryan ten Doeschate would be stumped by Cox off the same bowler for 1 before Walter would be bowled by Leaning for 8. Opener Wheater would be caught by Blake off the bowling of Ahmad for 46 off 29 balls with Simon Harmer caught by Leaning off the bowling of Fred Klaassen for 31. Plom would be caught by Cox off the bowling of Matt Milnes without scoring while Cook would be the final man out for 18, caught by Blake off the same bowler – Aron Nijjar would be not out with 27.
Kent’s next game is at Gloucestershire tomorrow night while Essex travel to Surrey this evening.
KEN 236/3 (20 overs), ESS 169 (19.2 overs)
18:30: Surrey vs Essex Eagles (South)