Gloucestershire beat Surrey in final despite Dernbach's brilliance

Gloucestershire's Michael Klinger and team mates celebrate with the trophy after winning the final
Gloucestershire's Michael Klinger and team mates celebrate with the trophy after winning the final.
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Gloucestershire 220 (Jones 50) beat
Surrey 214 (Sangakkara 60)by six runs
Royal London One-Day Cup, Final, Lord’s

Gloucestershire overcame a magnificent six-wicket haul from Jade Dernbach to defeat Surrey in the final of the Royal London One-Day Cup at Lord's to claim the title.

After opting to bowl first, Surrey's Dernbach got rid of the Gloucestershire openers, Michael Klinger (0) and Chris Dent (22) under 40 runs.

The innings never took-off as Gloucestershire were reduced to 108 for five. Azhar Mahmood (2-28) picking a couple of the five wickets.

Geraint Jones (50) lent some stability to the innings with a fine half-century, taking Gloucestershire to 220 with support from Jack Taylor (35).

Dernbach (6-35) managed to clear the lower order, claiming a six-wicket haul in the process.

The Surrey innings was propelled by a century third-wicket stand between Kumar Sangakkara (60) and Rory Burns (56).

Just when the duo looked at ease, Taylor (3-43) struck twice, removing both Sangakkara and Burns in a span of five runs after which Surrey lost momentum completely.

With 11 runs needed in the final two overs and three wickets in hand, it was Surrey's game to lose.

David Payne bowled a brilliant final over picking couple of wickets ensuring a six-run win for Gloucestershire.

Taylor was awarded the man of the match.

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