T20 Blast 2018, Day 4: Round-up

Rashid Khan, DJ Bravo and Carlos Brathwaite were among the top performers of the day.

Dan Christian of Nottinghamshire
Dan Christian of Nottinghamshire. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

After a day-off, the action in the T20 Blast resumed on Sunday with the seven games that were played. There were four games played among the teams from the North group while three games were played between the South group teams. All the 18 teams from both the teams have played at least one game now.

Worcestershire, having won all the three games they played thus far take the top spot on the points table of the North group. Northamptonshire is placed last as they lost all the three games that they’ve played so far. In the South group, it is Sussex at the top position while Hampshire is at the last position. Here is how things progressed on day-4 of the T20 Blast:

Glamorgan vs Sussex – South Group

After winning the toss, Glamorgan opted to bat first in a South group encounter against Sussex. Although the openers Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja failed to score big, skipper Colin Ingram took things in his control. Ingram scored 81 off just 44 and with assistance from the other batsmen, Glamorgan scored 173 runs in 20 overs. Rashid Khan picked two wickets in the innings.

Sussex chased this target down quite comfortably. Although opener Philip Salt failed to do well, skipper Luke Wright and Laurie Evans played some great knocks to take the team through. While Wright scored 88 off 53 balls, Evans scored 65 off 47 deliveries. They got to the target with 8 balls to spare.

Brief Scores:

GLAM: 173/4 in 20 overs (Colin Ingram 81*, D Llyod 33, Rashid Khan 2/27)

SUS: 177/2 in 18.4 overs (Luke Wright 88, L Evans 65*, M Hogan 1/21)

Leicestershire vs Nottinghamshire – North Group

In a high-scoring encounter, Leicestershire won the toss and opted to bowl first. Although Nottinghamshire lost both its openers early in the innings, Tom Moore and Samit Patel scored half-centuries to get the innings back on track. Further, skipper Dan Christian who scored a 100 off 37 balls in the previous game continued his good form with a 47 off 29 balls. In 20 overs, Leicestershire scored 199 runs for the loss of 8 wickets.

Chasing 200 was never going to be easy. However, Leicestershire tried hard to chase the target down but failed. There weren’t any big innings from any of their batsmen and 43 was the highest score. It was N Dexter who scored this 43 which came of 28 balls. Mohammad Nabi tried to play aggressive but got out after scoring 32 off 18 balls as Leicestershire fell short of the target by 19 runs. Christian also impressed with the ball picking up two wickets.

Brief Scores:

NOTTS: 199/8 in 20 overs (Samit Patel 52, Tom Moores 51, Zak Chappell 3/25)

LEIC: 180/9 in 20 overs (N Dexter 43, C Delport 33, Dan Christian 2/32)

Here are the brief scores of the other games that took place on day-4:

Warwickshire vs Yorkshire – North Group

YORKS: 157/7 in 20 overs (G Ballance 79, Harry Brook 20, O Hannon-Dalby 3/37)

WARKS: 158/2 in 15.5 overs (Adam Hose 53, Ian Bell 50, Steven Patterson 1/25)

Lancashire vs Northamptonshire – North Group

NOR: 123/9 in 20 overs (R Levi 40, S Prasanna 17, Mathew Parkinson 2/14)

LANCS: 124/2 in 16.1 overs (A Daves 64*, K Jennings 28, S Prasanna 1/24)

Middlesex vs Gloucestershire – South Group

MDX: 160/7 in 20 overs (DJ Bravo 34, James Fuller 33*, M Taylor 2/36)

GLOUCS: 165/4 in 18.4 overs (Klinger 58, M Hammond 36, DJ Bravo 2/24)

Derbyshire vs Worcestershire – North Group

DERBY: 135/9 in 20 overs (Anuj Dal 35, Ben Slater 33, Dillon Pennington 2/22)

WORCS: 136/4 in 18.4 overs (Martin Guptill 65, Daryl Mitchell 18, Ravi Rampaul 2/24)

Somerset vs Kent – South Group

SOM: 159/6 in 20 overs (J Hildreth 57, Abell 36, C Brathwaite 4/24)

KENT: 163/2 in 16.3 overs (Heino Kuhn 67*, D Bell-Drummond 58, Jamie Overton 1/35)