LiveNatWest T20 Blast: Gloucestershire v Sussex

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Summary

  • Sussex set 139 to win off 15 overs
  • Ian Cockbain hit 52 off 36 balls in Gloucestershire's 138-7
  • Lewis Hatchett's last over went for 20
  • Game reduced to 15 overs a side
  • Sussex decided to bowl first after winning the toss
  • Start delayed by rain

9:05pm

Gloucestershire move up to fifth in table with eight points, three points behind Glamorgan

8:51pm

Gloucestershire win by 13 runs, Jack Taylor taking 3-12 off 2.4 overs.

8:50pm

Liddle finished unbeaten on two for Sussex.

8:50pm

Sussex all out for 125. Last man Hatchett went for it but never got hold of his shot properly and Gidman took a good catch running backwards at extra cover.

8:49pm

Hatchett c A Gidman b Taylor 0

8:48pm

Liddle gets a single off third ball, leaving 14 needed off three balls

8:48pm

Incredible! Full toss by Taylor looked to be heading for six as Beer got hold of it but Marshall, at full stretch, stopped it going over the rope and somehow held on.

8:47pm

Beer c Marshall b Taylor 18

8:46pm

First ball is a yorker, Liddle digs it out to take a single

8:46pm

Taylor to bowl the final over

8:46pm

Two singles to finish the over, leaving Sussex with 16 to win off the last over.

8:44pm

Beer smashes the ball away on the leg side to keep Sussex in the game.

8:43pm

Great yorker by McCarter and Piolet didn't seem to pick it up in the dark. Sussex now 116-8 with 23 to win off ten balls.

8:43pm

Piolet b McCarter 1

8:41pm

Good over from Taylor with just five off it. Sussex need 24 to win off the last two overs.

8:40pm

Great response by Taylor, who yorks Brown. Sussex are 113-7

8:40pm

Brown b Taylor 19

8:40pm

Dropped catch. Cockbain running round at long-off but couldn't hold on to catch Beer low down. Difficult chance.

8:38pm

A mixed bag over from Gidman leaves Sussex with 29 to win off 18 balls.

8:37pm

This time a half-volley from Gidman and Beer smashes it down the ground

8:36pm

Loose delivery by Gidman down the leg side gives Beer an easy four off his pads

8:35pm

Arafat went for the big swing but missed and had his stumps cleaned up. Sussex now 101-6, requiring 38 to win off 22 balls.

8:35pm

Arafat b W Gidman 9

8:34pm

Sussex on 101-5 off 11, requiring 38 to win off 24 balls

8:33pm

Superb reverse sweep by Brown, sends the ball rapidly to the boundary

8:31pm

Inside edge by Arafat off Smith, the ball narrowly misses the stumps and runs down for four

8:30pm

Sussex on 90-5 off ten, requiring 49 off the last five overs. A close finish in prospect

8:30pm

Ben Brown launches the ball over cow corner off McCarter

8:28pm

McCarter struck the pads of Finch and umpire took his time before raising his finger. Sussex now 81-5

8:27pm

Finch lbw b McCarter 16

8:26pm

Eight off that over by Smith. Sussex 79-4 off nine overs.

8:24pm

Nice reverse sweep by Finch off Smith goes very square but in between the fielders.

8:23pm

Jack Taylor also goes for just five. Sussex are on 71-4 off eight.

8:21pm

Good start by Tom Smith with just five off his over. Sussex on 66-4 from seven overs.

8:19pm

Machan tried to sweep but missed the ball from Tom Smith and the umpire's finger went up. Sussex 63-4.

8:19pm

Machan lbw b Smith 28

8:16pm

Howell's over goes for 14. Sussex 61-6 off six overs.

8:16pm

Fine shot by Machan, clearning the long-on boundary comfortably

8:14pm

Harry Finch smashes the ball down to deep mid-wicket off Benny Howell.

8:13pm

Sussex powerplay finishes with them on 47-3 off five overs, requiring 92 to win off ten overs

8:13pm

Machan just beating Tom Smith at third man with his cut off Payne and it goes for four

8:11pm

Crucial wicket for Gloucestershire just as Nash was looking very dangerous. He connected with the ball well but his down Cockbain's throat at point. Sussex 42-3.

8:11pm

Nash c Cockbain b Payne 25

8:10pm

Nash comes down the wicket to Payne and hits the ball well over mid-on for four.

8:09pm

Nash flicks it off his pads for another four. Fifteen off the over. Sussex 37-2.

8:07pm

Machan slashes at one outside off stump and it goes over the top of the fielders to reach the boundary

8:06pm

A bit streaky by Machan, but finds the boundary behind square off McCarter

8:05pm

Gidman recovered in the last three balls, with just two more going off the over but it's an expensive one all the same. Sussex 22-3 off three.

8:03pm

Short ball by Gidman and Nash pulls him away for six.

8:02pm

Nash follows it up with a drive straight down the ground

8:02pm

Nice cut shot by Sussex skipper Nash off Gidman behind point brings up the first boundary of the innings.

8:01pm

Payne's first over goes for four. Great start for Gloucestershire with Sussex on 6-2 off two overs.

7:59pm

Away swinger by Payne caught Luke Wells flashing and Rouse took a great catch diving low to his left. Sussex 4-2

7:58pm

Wells c Rouse b Payne 3

7:56pm

Just two off that over by Gidman. Sussex 2-1

7:54pm

Big wicket for Gloucestershire as England international Luke Wright feathers a Will Gidman delivery and Rouse takes the catch staning up. Sussex 1-1

7:54pm

Wright c Rouse b W Gidman 0

7:52pm

Play restarts, Will Gidman opening the bowling for Gloucestershire

7:44pm

Twenty came off that last over, Gloucestershire finishing on a competitive 138-7. Gidman 26 not out off 16 balls and McCarter unbeaten on 16 off five.

7:43pm

Gidman sends the last ball of the innings through the covers.

7:41pm

McCarter comes down the wicket and finds the gap on the offside for another boundary. That's 14 off three balls

7:40pm

Another full toss by Hatchett, this time around McCarter's waist, and he smashes it all the way.

7:39pm

Full toss outside off-stump by Hatchett and Graeme McCarter crashes it through the covers

7:38pm

Seven off Arafat's last over. Gloucestershire 118-7

7:37pm

That ball came down with snow on it and Luke Wells did well to hold the catch at deep mid-wicket. Glos 116-7.

7:36pm

Taylor c Wells b Arafat 0

7:35pm

Extravagant Dilshan sweep by Gidman brings up a needed boundary

7:34pm

Just six off the over. Gloucestershire 111-6 with two overs left.

7:33pm

Marshall hit the ball down the ground but was caught at long-on. Gloucestershire 110-6 in the 13th

7:33pm

Marshall c Machan b Nash 4

7:30pm

Seven off the over in the end from Gloucestershire. They are 105-5 off 12.

7:28pm

Will Gidman brings up the Gloucestershire hundred by crashing the ball through the covers

7:27pm

Great catch by Matt Machan at long-off. Gloucestershire 98-5

7:27pm

Cockbain c Machan b Arafat 52

7:26pm

They will be glad to see the back of Will Beer, who finishes with 2-21 off three

7:25pm

Gloucestershire on 98-4 off 11 overs.

7:24pm

Cockbain's half-century came off 33 balls with four fours and one six.

7:24pm

Will Gidman greeted to the wicket with a nice full toss by Beer and he whacks it away down the leg side.

7:23pm

On the same ball as Benny Howell was run out, Cockbain reached his half-century. Howell run out at non-striker's end as the pair attempted a second run. Glos 89-4.

7:22pm

Howell run out (Piolet) 4

7:21pm

Liddle goes for just five runs from his over as he returns to the attack. Sussex putting the brakes on Glos, who are 88-3 off ten overs

7:17pm

Good over by Beer. Gloucestershire 83-9 off nine overs.

7:16pm

Rouse goes on his second ball, attempting a sweep to a straight ball but completely missing it. Gloucestershire 81-3.

7:15pm

Rouse lbw b Beer 0

7:15pm

Gloucestershire 81-2

7:15pm

Gidman was going for the big six but was well caught by Piolet at deep mid-wickets

7:14pm

A Gidman c Piolet b Beer 22

7:13pm

A well played reverse sweep by Gidman off Beer brings up another boundary

7:13pm

Twelve off the eighth over. Gloucestershire on 76-1 and Cockbain on 45 not out.

7:12pm

Cockbain follows that up by disecting the fielders at long on and deep mid-wicket

7:12pm

Poor short ball by Chris Nash aptly punished by Ian Cockbain with a huge six over deep mid-wicket

7:10pm

Just four off the over though. Gloucestershire 65-1 off seven.

7:09pm

Gidman has been dropped at deep mid-wicket by Liddle on 16

7:08pm

A single from Alex Gidman off Will Beer brings up the half-century partnership with Cockbain.

7:06pm

Twelve off Piolet's first over. Gloucestershire 61-1 off six.

7:05pm

Slower ball by Steffan Piolet and Cockbain heaves it over long-on and into the apartments.

7:03pm

Lovely cut shot by Cockbain to find the gap behind point. Gloucestershire finish five-over powerplay on 49-1.

7:00pm

Gidman plays the ball deliberately through the vacant slip area to bring up another boundary off Yasir Arafat's first ball.

6:59pm

Cockbain launches Hatchett over the leg side off the last ball of the fourth over. Glos 37-1

6:56pm

Six off that over in the end by Liddle. Gloucestershire 25-1 off three.

6:53pm

Short ball by Liddle, and Alex Gidman flicks it over short fine leg for four

6:52pm

Ten off the over. Gloucestershire 19-1 off two.

6:51pm

Ian Cockbain off the mark first ball, but not an entirely convincing hook shot between the wicketkeeper and short fine leg

6:50pm

Completely mis-timed pull shot by Dent and an easy catch for Steffan Piolet at mid-wicket. Glos 12-1

6:49pm

Dent c Piolet b Hatchett 7

6:47pm

Wayward first over by Chris Liddle with a couple of wides. Nine off it.

6:47pm

Chris Dent brings up the first boundary, flashing outside the off-stump, and the balls goes through the vacant slip area

6:36pm

6:35pm

6:35pm

Gloucestershire: Dent, A Gidman (c), Cockbain, Marshall, Howell, Rouse (wk), W Gidman, J Taylor, Smith, Payne, McCarter.

Sussex: Nash (c), Wright, Wells, Finch, Machan, Brown (wk), Arafat, Piolet, Beer, Hatchett, Liddle.

6:30pm

Game will be 15-overs-a-side

6:29pm

Sussex have won the toss and will bowl first

6:08pm

Umpires hoping a reduced overs game will start at 6.45 if there is no more rain.

5:11pm

Umpire Mark Saggers has just told Sky Sports that latest possible start time is 7.57pm for a five-over thrash. More rain forecast but he is hopeful it will blow over quickly.

5:06pm

Rain coming down at the County Ground in Bristol at the moment and covers are on so no chance of a 5.30pm start as scheduled.

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