Crane, Vince lead Hampshire to second position

Mason Crane came up with a match winning performance
Mason Crane came up with a match winning performance
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Hampshire 119-2 (Vince 60no) beat
Glamorgan 118-6 (Crane 3-21) by eight wickets
South Group, Natwest T20 Blast, Southampton

After a three wicket haul from Mason Crane restricted Glamorgan to 118 for six, James Vince led from the front with an unbeaten 60 run stand to help Hampshire complete the chase in 13.5 overs with eight wickets in hand in the South Group Natwest T20 Blast encounter in Southampton.

Glamorgan decided to bat first on winning the toss. Liam Dawson (2-15) opened the bowling for Hampshire and in the third ball of the innings, he castled Aneurin Donald (0).

Colin Ingram (13) upped the ante with a six and a four in the second over but was dismissed by Dawson in his second over as Glamorgan were reduced to 34 for two in the powerplay.

Crane (3-21) turned the game on its head as he claimed the wickets of Nicholas Selman (17), Jacques Rudolph (20) and Chris Cooke (5) in his first three overs as Glamorgan were down to 57 for five.

Andrew Salter (37 not out) and Graham Wagg (16 not out) provided late contribution in the innings with an unbeaten 53 run stand to take Glamorgan's total to 118 for six in the 20 overs.

Calvin Dickinson (3) fell early in the chase but Vince (60 not out) and Tom Alsop (28) continued to play the strokes as Hampshire went on to post 63 for one.

Even though, Alsop became Ingram's (2-29) second victim, Vince and George Bailey (25 not out) ensured Hampshire completed the chase in the 14th over with eight wickets in hand.

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