Ingram, Meschede confirm semi-final berth for Glamorgan

Colin Ingram scored unbeaten 70 in the chase
Colin Ingram scored unbeaten 70 in the chase
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Glamorgan 126-1 (Ingram 70no) beat
Leicestershire 123 (Meschede 3-17) by nine wickets
Second Quarter-Final, Natwest T20 Blast, Cardiff

After a splendid bowling effort led by a three wicket haul from Craig Meschede bowled out Leicestershire for 123 runs, a blistering 70 run unbeaten knock from Colin Ingram helped Glamorgan complete the chase in 13.4 overs with nine wickets in hand to book a berth in the semi-final of the Natwest T20 Blast 2017.

It was Leicestershire, who won the toss and decided to bat first. Cameron Delport (10) and Luke Ronchi (28) provided a quick start of 20 runs in the first two overs as the visitors looked in a dominant position of 56 for two in the powerplay.

Meschede (3-17) turned the game on its head with the wickets of Colin Ackermann (7) and Mark Cosgrove (13) in his first two overs and at the halfway mark, Leicestershire were 84 for four.

From there on, only Ned Eckersley (25) showed some fight as Leicestershire were derailed after they lost six wickets in a span of 37 runs and were bowled out for 123. Meschede picked three wickets while Marchant de Lange (2-23) and Graham Wagg (2-12) contributed with two apiece.

In the chase, Aneurin Donald (4) was dismissed in the first over from Clint McKay (1-17) but that's the only success, Leicestershire managed as Ingram (70 not out) and skipper Jacques Rudolph (46 not out) added an unbeaten 121 run stand off just 76 deliveries to complete the chase in 13.4 overs.

Ingram was awarded the player of the match as Glamorgan making it to the finals day.

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