T20 Blast 2018, Day 32: Round-up

T20 Blast 2018, Day 32: Round-up

Tymal Mills picked up a hat-trick after Rashid stunned the batsmen with the figures of 3/9.

Tymal Mills
Tymal Mills of Sussex. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Only one game that was played on the 32nd day of the Vitality T20 Blast. Sussex was up against Glamorgan in this encounter which was played at the County Ground in Hove. This match was a completely one-sided affair, courtesy the Afghan leg-spinner, Rashid Khan.

The 19-year-old leggie combined forces with Tymal Mills and wreaked havoc. He was completely unplayable and even outfoxed the best in the business. The last two games that Sussex played before this one were abandoned and hence we didn’t get to witness much of this special talent from Afghanistan.

Furthermore, Mills also picked up a hat-trick to finish off the proceedings. With a massive win here, Sussex have now moved to the 5th position in the South group. Here is how things progressed in this game:

Sussex vs Glamorgan – South Group

Batting first, Sussex’s intentions were quite clear. They wanted to go hard at the opposition bowlers. However, they lost their opener Philip Salt for just 1 run. Moreover, his partner, Harry Finch was dismissed soon after scoring 22 off 11 balls as the side was down to 25/2 very early in the innings.

But Laurie Evans took things into his own control as he anchored the innings and was unbeaten on 63 off 47 balls. A 20-ball 35 from Rawlins and 26-ball 39 from Burgess helped build a significant total. However, it was Jofra Archer, with 22 runs off 6 balls towards the end who helped the team reach 186 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 5 wickets.

Glamorgan started off the steep chase on a good note. They reached 50 runs without losing any wickets. But, their honeymoon period was brought to an end as soon as Rashid Khan was brought into the attack. He got a break-through right away in the first over of his spell.

Archer soon followed it up with the wicket of Colin Ingram. Chris Jordan picked two wickets in the 9th over and pushed Glamorgan onto the backfoot. Tymal Mills finished things off by picking up a sensational hat-trick in the 14 over as Sussex sealed the game in style by 98 runs.

Brief Scores:

Sussex: 186/5 in 20 overs (Laurie Evans 63*, Michael Burgess 39, A Salter 2/29)

Glamorgan: 88/10 in 13.3 overs (A Donald 27, Meschede 26, Rashid Khan 3/9)

Result: Sussex won by 98 runs.

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