Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Clydesdale Bank 40 all Update

European Union

Clydesdale Bank 40

Match scheduled:
Last updated: 01-09-2010 from 16:30 until 23:00
30-08-2010 on 15:31
Clydesdale Bank 40 action with the Group A match between Surrey and Worcestershire at The Oval.
Surrey are third in the table and chasing leaders Somerset.

Clydesdale Bank 40, Somerset score massive 64-run win over Surrey

Remarkable batting performances well supported by efficient bowling displays, bagged Somerset a massive 64-run win over Surrey in the Group A clash of Titans of the Clydesdale Bank 40 at County Ground, Taunton on Sunday, August 29. Chasing Somerset’s daunting 36-over total of 290 for 6, Surrey was rolled over for only 227 with about four overs to spare.

Craig Kieswetter, Zander de Bruyn and Jos Buttler faced the bowler friendly conditions in an overcast day scoring half-centuries as Somerset were able to amass an intimidating total of 290 from the allotted 36-overs. Bludgeoning Jos Buttler blazed away with the bat logging a whirlwind 87 runs from just 46 balls looting nine muscular boundaries and four lofty sixes. Craig Kieswetter’s 60-ball 79 saw him hitting seven well-timed boundaries and three huge sixes while Zander de Bruyn compiled 54 runs from 43 balls hitting eight fours across the ground. Both Chris Tremlett and Chris Schofield claimed two wickets while Steven Cheetham and Matthew Spriegel took one wicket each.

Compton’s dismissal brought Zander de Bruyn to the crease and in partnership with Marcus Trescothick’s, opening partner wicketkeeper, Craig Kieswetter, the pair played a succession of sweet boundaries to drag the side towards an imposing score. Both the partners shared a half-century stand for the third wicket partnership taking the side from 65 for 2 to 152 for 2. Surrey’s bowlers had to wait for the next 12 overs for another success. The partnership was worth 87 when Chris Schofield broke it having Zander de Bruyn caught by Matthew Spriegel. De Bruyn scored 54 runs from 43 balls hitting eight muscular fours.

Fluent opener Craig Kieswetter followed de Bruyn just an over later giving an edge to the keeper Steve Davies behind the stumps off Chris Schofield leaving Somerset 156 for 4 on the board. Kieswetter’s 60-ball 79 contained seven boundaries and three sixes. Kieswetter and de Bruyn’s assault was well continued by Hildreth and Jos Buttler. Both the players shared a three digit stand for fifth wicket partnership taking the side from 156 for 4 to 279 for 4 from 13 overs. Jos Buttler’s pugnacious 87 runs from just 46 balls helped the side to set up a daunting total of 290 for 6.

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