Friends Life t20, Final: Leicestershire v Somerset at Birmingham, Aug 27, 2011
Leicestershire won by 18 runs
27 August 2011 - night match (20-over match)
  Leicestershire innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Abdul Razzaq c & b Pollard 33 43 33 5 0 100.00
11.4 great bowling from Pollard, a full-length slower ball, and Razzaq completely mis-times his drive back to the bowler 94/2
View dismissal JJ Cobb c Pollard b Kirby 18 10 10 2 1 180.00
2.5 an enormous steepler! A loose pull, a top-edge, there's snow on the ball before it reaches Pollard, who snaffles it with consummate ease 24/1
View dismissal WI Jefferson lbw b Suppiah 35 37 29 2 2 120.68
12.6 that was coming all over long! The tourniquet had been tightened, and Jefferson falls! Very full, very straight, and that stuck the back knee as another sweep was missed. Big Will hints there might have been an under-edge, but he's got to go 96/3
View dismissal J du Toit c Kirby b Suppiah 2 10 8 0 0 25.00
14.3 reverse sweep, but Kirby pre-empted the stroke and was in position at backward point by the time the ball arrived! 102/5
View dismissal PA Nixon c Pollard b Meschede 4 3 5 1 0 80.00
13.6 astounding! Pollard needed four grabs to intercept a swish to mid-off, but he just saved the ball as it plummeted to earth 101/4
View dismissal AB McDonald c Thomas b Pollard 14 18 15 0 0 93.33
18.4 brilliant from Thomas at deep extra. Lofted drive from McDonald, the fielder made good ground, slid in to gather, and Leicestershire haven't reached the boundary for almost five overs 127/6
JWA Taylor not out 18 22 15 1 0 120.00
WA White not out 10 5 5 1 0 200.00
Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 7) 11
  Total (6 wickets; 20 overs) 145 (7.25 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  M Kartik 4 0 14 0 3.50 13 1 0
  AC Thomas 4 0 47 0 11.75 5 5 1 (1w)
View wicket SP Kirby 2 0 17 1 8.50 5 2 0 (2w)
2.5 to Cobb, an enormous steepler! A loose pull, a top-edge, there's snow on the ball before it reaches Pollard, who snaffles it with consummate ease 24/1
View wickets KA Pollard 4 0 24 2 6.00 11 2 0 (2w)
11.4 to Abdul Razzaq, great bowling from Pollard, a full-length slower ball, and Razzaq completely mis-times his drive back to the bowler 94/2
18.4 to McDonald, brilliant from Thomas at deep extra. Lofted drive from McDonald, the fielder made good ground, slid in to gather, and Leicestershire haven't reached the boundary for almost five overs 127/6
View wickets AV Suppiah 4 0 27 2 6.75 13 1 2 (1w)
12.6 to Jefferson, that was coming all over long! The tourniquet had been tightened, and Jefferson falls! Very full, very straight, and that stuck the back knee as another sweep was missed. Big Will hints there might have been an under-edge, but he's got to go 96/3
14.3 to du Toit, reverse sweep, but Kirby pre-empted the stroke and was in position at backward point by the time the ball arrived! 102/5
View wicket CAJ Meschede 2 0 12 1 6.00 5 1 0
13.6 to Nixon, astounding! Pollard needed four grabs to intercept a swish to mid-off, but he just saved the ball as it plummeted to earth 101/4
  Somerset innings (target: 146 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal ME Trescothick* c Cobb b Hoggard 16 19 14 3 0 114.28
4.4 brilliant from Hoggard, who wins the battle of nerves. Another back-of-a-length delivery, Tresco pulls urgently, but picks out midwicket. He's built the pressure well, and earned his reward 31/1
View dismissal C Kieswetter b McDonald 17 28 20 3 0 85.00
6.4 mind over matter for McDonald! He's got the ball down the track somehow ... and how! A perfect cutter, crashes off an inside edge and into the stumps! 42/2
View dismissal PD Trego c sub (MAG Boyce) b Cobb 35 38 25 5 0 140.00
14.2 short, pulled, high on the bat, out to deep midwicket, and Boyce the super-sub slides round to snaffle it! Brilliant from Leicestershire, and Somerset are wobbling! 95/5
View dismissal JC Hildreth c sub (MAG Boyce) b Cobb 20 20 21 1 0 95.23
12.4 a rare aggressive stroke, and that's the breakthrough Leicestershire need! A touch shorter and quicker, a swivel pull, and Boyce on the rope timed his leap as he ran round, and made the key breakthrough! 84/3
View dismissal KA Pollard c †Nixon b White 1 4 3 0 0 33.33
13.4 Paul Nixon, take a final bow! What an absolute screamer! If he was 20 years old and making his debut he could not have been more pumped up, or athletic! Outside off, a wild swipe, a fat edge, and Nixon leapt like a rampant salmon to cling on with his right mitt! 89/4
View dismissal JC Buttler c sub (MAG Boyce) b Cobb 12 10 11 1 0 109.09
16.2 hoisted into the night sky, but Buttler hasn't got the legs, and Boyce once again is the safe pair of hands! Another great catch, he had about half a foot of room before treading on the rope. Good awareness 103/7
View dismissal AV Suppiah run out (Cobb) 0 1 0 0 0 -
14.4 Cobb to Buttler, a big moment ... is this a run-out at the non-striker's end? Yes, he's out! Driven hard back down the ground, where Cobb gathered and used the momentum to drag his own arm to the stumps! Suppiah hardly had time to move, and he didn't even face! 97/6
View dismissal CAJ Meschede c Taylor b Abdul Razzaq 9 16 11 0 0 81.81
19.2 well, he hit it well, but it went straight up in the air! Taylor called at point, and it was easily snaffled! 122/9
View dismissal AC Thomas c sub (MAG Boyce) b Cobb 7 7 8 0 0 87.50
18.2 slogged to deep midwicket, it's Boyce ... it's out! 115/8
M Kartik not out 7 7 6 0 0 116.66
SP Kirby not out 1 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 1, w 1) 2
  Total (9 wickets; 20 overs) 127 (6.35 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket MJ Hoggard 3 0 17 1 5.66 10 3 0
4.4 to Trescothick, brilliant from Hoggard, who wins the battle of nerves. Another back-of-a-length delivery, Tresco pulls urgently, but picks out midwicket. He's built the pressure well, and earned his reward 31/1
View wicket Abdul Razzaq 3.2 0 26 1 7.80 8 4 0 (1w)
19.2 to Meschede, well, he hit it well, but it went straight up in the air! Taylor called at point, and it was easily snaffled! 122/9
  CW Henderson 4 0 11 0 2.75 13 0 0
View wicket AB McDonald 3.4 0 32 1 8.72 4 4 0
6.4 to Kieswetter, mind over matter for McDonald! He's got the ball down the track somehow ... and how! A perfect cutter, crashes off an inside edge and into the stumps! 42/2
  JKH Naik 1 0 10 0 10.00 1 1 0
View wickets JJ Cobb 4 0 22 4 5.50 8 0 0
12.4 to Hildreth, a rare aggressive stroke, and that's the breakthrough Leicestershire need! A touch shorter and quicker, a swivel pull, and Boyce on the rope timed his leap as he ran round, and made the key breakthrough! 84/3
14.2 to Trego, short, pulled, high on the bat, out to deep midwicket, and Boyce the super-sub slides round to snaffle it! Brilliant from Leicestershire, and Somerset are wobbling! 95/5
16.2 to Buttler, hoisted into the night sky, but Buttler hasn't got the legs, and Boyce once again is the safe pair of hands! Another great catch, he had about half a foot of room before treading on the rope. Good awareness 103/7
18.2 to Thomas, slogged to deep midwicket, it's Boyce ... it's out! 115/8
View wicket WA White 1 0 8 1 8.00 2 1 0
13.4 to Pollard, Paul Nixon, take a final bow! What an absolute screamer! If he was 20 years old and making his debut he could not have been more pumped up, or athletic! Outside off, a wild swipe, a fat edge, and Nixon leapt like a rampant salmon to cling on with his right mitt! 89/4

Match details


Toss - Somerset, who chose to field
Series - Leicestershire won the 2011 Friends Life t20
Player of the match - JJ Cobb (Leicestershire)
Player of the series - AB McDonald (Leicestershire)
Umpires - RJ Bailey and NA Mallender
TV umpire - RK Illingworth
Reserve umpire - MA Gough

Match Notes


    • Leicestershire innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 44 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Leicestershire: 50 runs in 6.4 overs (40 balls), Extras 3
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 41 balls (Abdul Razzaq 17, WI Jefferson 26, Ex 7)
    • Leicestershire: 100 runs in 13.5 overs (83 balls), Extras 9
    • Innings Break: Leicestershire - 145/6 in 20.0 overs (JWA Taylor 18, WA White 10)
    • Somerset innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 36 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Somerset: 50 runs in 8.2 overs (50 balls), Extras 0
    • Somerset: 100 runs in 15.5 overs (95 balls), Extras 1
 
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