Friends Life t20, 1st Semi-Final: Sussex v Yorkshire at Cardiff, Aug 25, 2012
Friends Life t20 - 1st semi final
Yorkshire won by 36 runs
25 August 2012 (20-over match)

Welcome back for the chase, the players are out in the middle. Root to start the proceedings for Yorkshire.

0.1

Root to Nash, no run, too wide outside the off stump.

0.2

Root to Nash, 1 run, full toss driven down the ground to long on.

0.3

Root to Wright, 1 run, full on the legs and worked to deep mid wicket.

0.4

Root to Nash, no run, fires it from round the wicket and Nash goes after it and gets beaten, appeal for a stumping, NOT OUT comes up on the screen.

0.5

Root to Nash, 1 run, full on the legs and worked through the onside.

0.6

Root to Wright, no run, low full toss driven back down the track and the bowler and the non-striker gets into a tangle, the ball goes to mid-off.

End of over 1 (3 runs) Sussex 3/0 (170 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 8.94)

    • LJ Wright 1 (2b)
    • CD Nash 2 (4b)
    • JE Root 1-0-3-0

Sidebottom to share the attack.

1.1

Sidebottom to Nash, no run, works it to the onside to short mid wicket.

1.2

Sidebottom to Nash, no run, uses his feet and Sidebottom adjusts well and drops it shorter, defends to the off side.

1.3

Sidebottom to Nash, SIX, good shot, scoops it over the shoulder and over the fine leg fence for a six.

1.4

Sidebottom to Nash, 1 run, hit firmly on the up to mid-off and a diving stop by Root.

1.5

Sidebottom to Wright, 2 runs, full on the legs and clipped to long leg.

1.6

Sidebottom to Wright, OUT, drags it back onto his stumps as Wright looks to cut a ball angled across him. Sidebottom is over the moon.

LJ Wright b Sidebottom 3 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

End of over 2 (9 runs) Sussex 12/1 (161 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 8.94)

    • CD Nash 9 (8b 1x6)
    • RJ Sidebottom 1-0-9-1
    • JE Root 1-0-3-0

Prior is the new batsman. Bresnan to Nash.

2.1

Bresnan to Nash, 1 run, dabs it down to third man and picks up a single.

2.2

Bresnan to Prior, no run, looking to come down the track and Bresnan does well to tuck him up.

2.3

Bresnan to Prior, 2 runs, hits it well in the air to deep mid wicket and fielded by Miller.

2.4

Bresnan to Prior, OUT, hit in the air, a miscued shot to mid-on and he is caught by Ballance, there goes Prior back to the pavilion, the Yorkshire players and fans are all excited with that wicket.

MJ Prior c Ballance b Bresnan 2 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Goodwin comes in. Sussex under pressure.

2.5

Bresnan to Goodwin, no run, mistimes the cut to the off side.

2.6

Bresnan to Goodwin, no run, goes off the outside edge of the bat to point, squares up the batsman.

End of over 3 (3 runs) Sussex 15/2 (158 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 9.29)

    • MW Goodwin 0 (2b)
    • CD Nash 10 (9b 1x6)
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-3-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 1-0-9-1
3.1

Sidebottom to Nash, no run, pushes to the off side to mid-off. The Yorkshire fielders are wide awake.

3.2

Sidebottom to Nash, no run, on the stumps and worked to the onside.

3.3

Sidebottom to Nash, FOUR, paddle scoop over the short fine leg fielder to the fence for a boundary.

3.4

Sidebottom to Nash, FOUR, full toss and Nash stays back in the crease and drives well in the gap to the point boundary.

3.5

Sidebottom to Nash, no run, play and miss as Sidebottom angles across.

3.6

Sidebottom to Nash, 2 runs, cut in the air behind point to the right of third man.

End of over 4 (10 runs) Sussex 25/2 (148 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.25, RRR: 9.25)

    • CD Nash 20 (15b 2x4 1x6)
    • MW Goodwin 0 (2b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 2-0-19-1
    • TT Bresnan 1-0-3-1

It is full house at Cardiff.

4.1

Bresnan to Goodwin, no run, chops it into the ground behind point.

4.2

Bresnan to Goodwin, 1 run, inside edges to the onside for a quick single.

4.3

Bresnan to Nash, FOUR, swivels well and pulls to the square leg fence for a boundary, Miller cannot get around it.

4.4

Bresnan to Nash, no run, good tight delivery, defended back to the bowler.

4.5

Bresnan to Nash, no run, slower delivery and hits very high on the pad, loud appeal turned down.

4.6

Bresnan to Nash, 1 run, forced away off the back foot to deep square leg for a single.

End of over 5 (6 runs) Sussex 31/2 (142 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.20, RRR: 9.46)

    • CD Nash 25 (19b 3x4 1x6)
    • MW Goodwin 1 (4b)
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-9-1
    • RJ Sidebottom 2-0-19-1

Pyrah into the attack.

5.1

Pyrah to Nash, no run, good length delivery defended square of the wicket on the off side.

5.2

Pyrah to Nash, FOUR, scoops it from way outside the off stump and down over the short fine leg fielder to the deep and the fielder cannot stop it.

5.3

Pyrah to Nash, 1 run, driven to the off side and a fumble.

5.4

Pyrah to Goodwin, 3 runs, cut hard in the gap and gets it down to deep point.

5.5

Pyrah to Nash, no run, hit in the air to mid-off and drops just short of Sidebottom.

5.6

Pyrah to Nash, no run, punches to the off side to cover.

End of over 6 (8 runs) Sussex 39/2 (134 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.50, RRR: 9.57)

    • CD Nash 30 (24b 4x4 1x6)
    • MW Goodwin 4 (5b)
    • RM Pyrah 1-0-8-0
    • TT Bresnan 2-0-9-1

Ashraf comes on.

6.1

Ashraf to Goodwin, 1 run, driven to mid-off for a single.

6.2

Ashraf to Nash, no run, good tight delivery on the off stump, defended with a straight bat to the off side.

It has started to rain.

6.3

Ashraf to Nash, 1 run, miscues it behind square leg and picks up a single.

6.4

Ashraf to Goodwin, 1 run, cuts it through cover for a single.

6.5

Ashraf to Nash, 2 runs, uses his feet and chips it in the air wide of the fielder at long off.

6.6

Ashraf to Nash, no run, another slower delivery and Nash misses it and Bairstow collects the ball and under arms it to the stumps.

End of over 7 (5 runs) Sussex 44/2 (129 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.28, RRR: 9.92)

    • CD Nash 33 (28b 4x4 1x6)
    • MW Goodwin 6 (7b)
    • MA Ashraf 1-0-5-0
    • RM Pyrah 1-0-8-0

Rafiq comes on with his off breaks.

7.1

Azeem Rafiq to Goodwin, no run, driven to the onside.

7.2

Azeem Rafiq to Goodwin, no run, driven to the onside and fielded at short mid wicket.

7.3

Azeem Rafiq to Goodwin, 1 run, miscues it along the ground to deep mid wicket.

The Sun is out.

7.4

Azeem Rafiq to Nash, 1 run, sweeps it along the ground to deep square leg.

7.5

Azeem Rafiq to Goodwin, no run, makes room and Rafiq does well to keep it full, mistimes to the off side.

7.6

Azeem Rafiq to Goodwin, 1 run, uses his feet and drives firmly down the ground to long off.

End of over 8 (3 runs) Sussex 47/2 (126 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.87, RRR: 10.50)

    • MW Goodwin 8 (12b)
    • CD Nash 34 (29b 4x4 1x6)
    • Azeem Rafiq 1-0-3-0
    • MA Ashraf 1-0-5-0

The Sun playing hide and seek.

8.1

Pyrah to Goodwin, 2 runs, makes room and cuts through point to the deep.

8.2

Pyrah to Goodwin, no run, hit hard back to the bowler, who does well to field it.

8.3

Pyrah to Goodwin, 1 run, mistimes the shot down the ground to long off.

8.4

Pyrah to Nash, 1 run, backs away and pulls to deep mid wicket.

8.5

Pyrah to Goodwin, FOUR, splits the two fielders, right in the gap pulled well to the mid wicket fence.

8.6

Pyrah to Goodwin, OUT, uses his feet and hits it high in the air down to long on and Ballance runs to his left and takes a very good catch, as the rain comes down.

MW Goodwin c Ballance b Pyrah 15 (24m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.23

End of over 9 (8 runs) Sussex 55/3 (118 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.11, RRR: 10.72)

    • CD Nash 35 (30b 4x4 1x6)
    • RM Pyrah 2-0-16-1
    • Azeem Rafiq 1-0-3-0

Rain is getting heavier. The umbrellas are all up.

9.1

Azeem Rafiq to Gatting, no run, pushes back to the bowler.

9.2

Azeem Rafiq to Gatting, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off.

9.3

Azeem Rafiq to Nash, 2 runs, sweeps along the ground to deep square leg.

9.4

Azeem Rafiq to Nash, 1 run, driven along the ground to long off.

9.5

Azeem Rafiq to Gatting, no run, worked to the onside to short mid wicket.

9.6

Azeem Rafiq to Gatting, 1 run, full toss hit along the ground to deep mid wicket.

End of over 10 (5 runs) Sussex 60/3 (113 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 11.30)

    • JS Gatting 2 (4b)
    • CD Nash 38 (32b 4x4 1x6)
    • Azeem Rafiq 2-0-8-0
    • RM Pyrah 2-0-16-1
10.1

Pyrah to Gatting, 1 run, works it through the onside to mid wicket.

10.2

Pyrah to Nash, 1 run, works it down the ground to long on.

10.3

Pyrah to Gatting, OUT, goes for the big slog and misses it completely, the middle stump has been knocked back.

JS Gatting b Pyrah 3 (4m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

The Sun is bright and shining.

Styris comes in with red shoes on.

10.4

Pyrah to Styris, 3 runs, lovely shot, opens the face off the bat and gets it down to third man.

10.5

Pyrah to Nash, 1 run, works it through the onside to the deep and picks up a single.

10.6

Pyrah to Styris, 1 run, turned away through mid wicket and picks up another single.

End of over 11 (7 runs) Sussex 67/4 (106 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.09, RRR: 11.77)

    • SB Styris 4 (2b)
    • CD Nash 40 (34b 4x4 1x6)
    • RM Pyrah 3-0-23-2
    • Azeem Rafiq 2-0-8-0
11.1

Azeem Rafiq to Styris, no run, played back to the bowler.

11.2

Azeem Rafiq to Styris, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

Is this the lull before the storm, stay tuned.

11.3

Azeem Rafiq to Nash, FOUR, swept well in the air behind square leg and no stopping that, the fielder running around could not get to it.

11.4

Azeem Rafiq to Nash, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

11.5

Azeem Rafiq to Styris, 1 run, played to the onside and the fielder at mid wicket gets a hand to it.

11.6

Azeem Rafiq to Nash, no run, squares him up, pushed back down the track.

End of over 12 (7 runs) Sussex 74/4 (99 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.16, RRR: 12.37)

    • CD Nash 45 (37b 5x4 1x6)
    • SB Styris 6 (5b)
    • Azeem Rafiq 3-0-15-0
    • RM Pyrah 3-0-23-2
12.1

Pyrah to Styris, 1 run, turned away through the vacant mid wicket and picks up a single.

12.2

Pyrah to Nash, 2 runs, driven down the ground to long on.

12.3

Pyrah to Nash, 1 run, hits to deep square leg and picks up a single.

12.4

Pyrah to Styris, 1 run, once again picks up a single, worked through mid wicket to the deep.

12.5

Pyrah to Nash, 2 runs, pushes to the left of deep mid wicket and picks up couple of runs, brings up his 50, well done.

12.6

Pyrah to Nash, no run, plays to the off side to short extra cover.

End of over 13 (7 runs) Sussex 81/4 (92 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.23, RRR: 13.14)

    • CD Nash 50 (41b 5x4 1x6)
    • SB Styris 8 (7b)
    • RM Pyrah 4-0-30-2
    • Azeem Rafiq 3-0-15-0
13.1

Azeem Rafiq to Styris, OUT, hit in the air and the big wicket of Styris. In the slot and hit in the air down to long on and Ballance takes the catch.

SB Styris c Ballance b Azeem Rafiq 8 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Machan comes in.

13.2

Azeem Rafiq to Machan, no run, comes down the track and down the leg side, Bairstow misses a stumping chance.

13.3

Azeem Rafiq to Machan, no run, pushed back to the bowler.

13.4

Azeem Rafiq to Machan, no run, cuts and chops it down.

13.5

Azeem Rafiq to Machan, 5 wides, down the leg side and wides.

13.5

Azeem Rafiq to Machan, no run, pushed back down the track.

13.6

Azeem Rafiq to Machan, 1 run, worked through mid wicket for a single.

End of over 14 (6 runs) Sussex 87/5 (86 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.21, RRR: 14.33)

    • MW Machan 1 (5b)
    • CD Nash 50 (41b 5x4 1x6)
    • Azeem Rafiq 4-0-21-1
    • RM Pyrah 4-0-30-2
14.1

Bresnan to Machan, 2 runs, cut in the air to deep extra cover.

14.2

Bresnan to Machan, FOUR, down the leg side and Machan pulls it down to fine leg fence.

14.3

Bresnan to Machan, OUT, good length delivery across the batsman, Machan goes after it and gets the edge to the keeper.

MW Machan c †Bairstow b Bresnan 7 (5m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Yardy is the new batsman.

14.4

Bresnan to Yardy, no run, played to the off side to point.

14.5

Bresnan to Yardy, 1 run, cut to the sweeper cover for a single.

14.6

Bresnan to Nash, 1 run, uses his feet and mistimes to mid-off.

End of over 15 (8 runs) Sussex 95/6 (78 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.33, RRR: 15.60)

    • CD Nash 51 (42b 5x4 1x6)
    • MH Yardy 1 (2b)
    • TT Bresnan 3-0-17-2
    • Azeem Rafiq 4-0-21-1
15.1

Ashraf to Nash, 2 runs, in the block-hole, squeezed out to long leg.

15.2

Ashraf to Nash, 1 run, once again keeps it full, driven down the ground to long on.

15.3

Ashraf to Yardy, no run, in the block-hole and dug out to the off side.

15.4

Ashraf to Yardy, no run, fourth ball in the block-hole, this time it goes past the bat to the keeper.

15.5

Ashraf to Yardy, no run, wonderful bowling, fifth one, yorker length, dug out to the off side.

15.6

Ashraf to Yardy, no run, gets six out of six in the block-hole, squeezed out behind point.

Excellent over from Ashraf.

End of over 16 (3 runs) Sussex 98/6 (75 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.12, RRR: 18.75)

    • MH Yardy 1 (6b)
    • CD Nash 54 (44b 5x4 1x6)
    • MA Ashraf 2-0-8-0
    • TT Bresnan 3-0-17-2
16.1

Bresnan to Nash, 1 run, makes room and Bresnan follows him, a full toss driven to the off side to the sweeper.

16.2

Bresnan to Yardy, 1 run, moves across his stumps and gets an inside edge to the onside.

16.3

Bresnan to Nash, 1 run, OUT, full delivery squeezed out to deep mid wicket, Yardy is going for the second, Root picks up the ball and throws to Bairstow, who runs out Yardy.

MH Yardy run out 2 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

16.4

Bresnan to Beer, 1 run, played to the off side, shy at the stumps and hits it and they get an overthrow.

16.5

Bresnan to Nash, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

16.6

Bresnan to Beer, no run, in the block-hole, squeezed out to the off side.

End of over 17 (5 runs) Sussex 103/7 (70 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.05, RRR: 23.33)

    • WAT Beer 1 (2b)
    • CD Nash 57 (47b 5x4 1x6)
    • TT Bresnan 4-0-22-2
    • MA Ashraf 2-0-8-0
17.1

Ashraf to Nash, SIX, full toss on the stumps, Nash moves across and scoops it high over the fine leg fence for a six.

17.2

Ashraf to Nash, FOUR, comes down the track and takes it on the full and drives through extra cover to the fence.

17.3

Ashraf to Nash, no run, uses his feet and drives along the ground to extra cover and Rafiq does well.

17.4

Ashraf to Nash, 2 runs, low full toss and hits in the air wide of mid-off and picks up couple of runs.

17.5

Ashraf to Nash, 2 wides, looking for the scoop, Ashraf bowls it too wide outside the off stump, the bowler does well but signaled a wide. Nash misses it and through to the keeper.

17.5

Ashraf to Beer, no run, this time tries the reverse sweep and misses it, Ashraf keeps it full outside the off stump.

17.6

Ashraf to Beer, 2 runs, low full toss hit in the air down to wide long on.

End of over 18 (16 runs) Sussex 119/7 (54 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.61, RRR: 27.00)

    • WAT Beer 3 (4b)
    • CD Nash 69 (51b 6x4 2x6)
    • MA Ashraf 3-0-24-0
    • TT Bresnan 4-0-22-2
18.1

Sidebottom to Nash, FOUR, low full toss hit hard down the ground the past mid-off to the fence.

18.2

Sidebottom to Nash, OUT, full toss hit back down the track and Sidebottom gets his finglers to it and deflects it to the stumps and Beer is run out.

WAT Beer run out 3 (9m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

18.3

Sidebottom to Nash, 1 run, in the block-hole, squeezed out to square leg.

18.4

Sidebottom to Khan, 1 run, driven firmly down the ground to long off.

18.5

Sidebottom to Nash, 1 run, walks few paces and drives down the ground to long on.

18.6

Sidebottom to Khan, 2 runs, full toss hit in the air down the ground over the bowler.

End of over 19 (9 runs) Sussex 128/8 (45 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.73, RRR: 45.00)

    • A Khan 3 (2b)
    • CD Nash 75 (55b 7x4 2x6)
    • RJ Sidebottom 3-0-28-1
    • MA Ashraf 3-0-24-0
19.1

Ashraf to Nash, 1 bye, backs away a long way and Ashraf follows him, goes in between him and the stumps to the keeper.

19.2

Ashraf to Khan, no run, another yorker length delivery outside the off stump, goes for an odd looking shot and misses it.

19.3

Ashraf to Khan, 1 run, in the block-hole squeezed out behind square leg.

19.4

Ashraf to Nash, FOUR, full toss and Nash scoops it in the air down to fine leg fence.

19.5

Ashraf to Nash, 1 run, moves way across to the off side and looks to scoop it, miscues it in the air to the off side behind the wicket.

19.6

Ashraf to Khan, 1 run, keeps it full outside the off stump and driven along the ground through covers and Yorkshire win.

Yorkshire win by 36 runs and advance to the Final. The players are all excited with the win, the players shake hands as they head back to the pavilion. Good knock from Nash for Sussex, but it was not enough as there was no support from other players. Thanks for tuning in, do join us for the second Semi-Final between Hampshire and Somerset which is coming up.

End of over 20 (8 runs) Sussex 136/8 (37 runs required)

    • A Khan 5 (5b)
    • CD Nash 80 (58b 8x4 2x6)
    • MA Ashraf 4-0-31-0
    • RJ Sidebottom 3-0-28-1
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