Surrey seal thrilling two run win, Afridi bowls Hampshire to win
After a blistering half century from Lewis McManus helped Hampshire post 167 for five in the 20 overs, Shahid Afridi led the bowling with a four-wicket haul to reduce Glamorgan to 145 for nine in the chase during the Natwest T20 Blast South Group encounter in Cardiff.
Hampshire 167-5 (McManus 69) beat
Glamorgan 145-9 (Wagg 50) by 22 runs
Natwest T20 Blast, South Group, Cardiff
After Hampshire was invited to bat first, James Vince (31) and Rilee Rossouw (18) added 52 runs off just 23 deliveries before the former was dismissed.
Even though, Michael Hoga (2-25) dismissed both the openers while Michael Carberry (4) and Sean Ervine (6) also fell cheaply. Andrew Salter (1-10) bowled a brilliant economic spell in the middle overs denting Hampshire's momentum.
Knocks from George Bailey (37) and McManus (59) helped Hampshire recover and post 167 for five in the 20 overs.
Reece Topley (3-23) provided the initial breakthrough for Hampshire with the ball while Afridi (4-20) troubled the middle order to restrict Glamorgan to 145 for nine in the 20 overs. Graham Wagg (50) was the top-scorer in the chase.
Surrey 188-8 (Sibley 61) beat
Essex 186-6 (Bopara 75) by two runs
Natwest T20 Blast, South Group, Chelmsford
A brilliant final over from Tom Curran saw Surrey defend 10 runs off the final and complete a two run thrilling win over Essex in their Natwest T20 Blast in Chelmsford.
Essex won the toss and invited Surrey to bat first. Fifties from Aaron Finch (56) and Dominic Sibley (61) were the only saving grace in their innings as they reached 188 for eight.
Sam Curran (2-35) and Tom (3-28) shared five wickets between them as Essex fell three runs short of the target despite a brilliant knock from Ravi Bopara (75). Tom was awarded the player of the match for his brilliant bowling that helped Surrey get off the mark in the tournament.
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