Natwest T20 Wrap – South Group -Surrey go top with win over Middlesex

Natwest T20 Wrap - South Group -Surrey go top with win over Middlesex

Surrey vs Middlesex, Kennington Oval in London
Surrey opted to bat first and had a strong opening partnership between Jason Roy and Aaron Finch, who added 68 runs in seven overs. However, they couldn’t press home the advantage with both the openers falling in the space of three deliveries. The two stalwarts, Pietersen and Kumar Sangakkara couldn’t do much as Surrey found themselves in a mid-innings crisis. An injury forced Pietersen to operate with a runner – Jason Roy – but that didn’t help much either. Dominic Sibley and Ollie Pope got together in a 47-run stand to resurrect the innings and take them past the 150-run mark.

Scores: Surrey 156/7 in 20 overs (Aaron Finch 40, Ollie Pope 31; Nathan Sowter 2-19) beat Middlesex 141/7 in 20 overs (James Franklin 38, Eoin Morgan 32; Sam Curran 3-28) by 15 runs.

Glamorgan vs Sussex, Sophia Gardens in Cardiff

Scores: Sussex 87/2 in 8 overs (Ross Taylor 40*, Philip Salt 28*; Marchant de Lange 2-25) vs Glamorgan – match abandoned.

Somerset vs Gloucestershire, The Cooper Associate County Ground in Taunton

Essex vs Hampshire, County Ground in Chelmsford
Scores: Hampshire 124/9 in 20 overs (Michael Carberry 30; Ravi Bopara 4-19, Paul Walter 2-20) lost to Essex 129/3 in 14 overs (Adam Wheater 44*, Daniel Lawrence 47) by 7 wickets.

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