Friends Life t20 - 2nd semi final

Hampshire v Somerset

Hampshire won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Out come the Somerset batsmen to the middle, looking a bit like members of the LA (now Oakland) Raiders, with their silver helmets. Liam Dawson is going to open the bowling for Hants ...

2.25pm: OCD's Neil McKenzie is discussing his "idosyncracies" with former Hampshire captain-turned-Sky commentator Dominic Cork. His superstitions include not standing on white lines, taping his bat to the changing room ceiling and making sure all the toilet seats are down ... He's a bona fide Cricket Character!

2.20pm: Oh my word! A sprint finish has seen Glamorgan's dragon beat the pink Middlesex panther to the finishing line in the mascot's foot race on the Swalec outfield. It's a hometown victory, astonishing! Though Inspector Clouseau may be expected to investigate, as the dragon lost its footwear on the way round and looked to have gained an advantage by running in socks.

2.15pm: Hampshire have won the toss and will bowl. Dimitri Mascarenhas is fit to play, while Somerset include James Hildreth and Lewis Gregory, with South Africa international Albie Morkel unavailable due to an ankle injury.

Hampshire Adams (c), Carberry, Vince, McKenzie, Katich, Ervine, Dawson, Mascarenhas, Wood, Bates (wk), Briggs

Somerset Kieswetter (wk), Levi, Trescothick (c), Hildreth, Buttler, Trego, Gregory, Suppiah, Thomas, Waller, Kirby

2.10pm: Afternoon and how d'you do. We've seen Sussex confounded by Bairstow-nomics, now it's time to find out who Yorkshire will play in the final. These two have met on each of the last two Finals Days, with a win apiece; while Somerset have an unenviable record of losing the last three finals. Let's thrash our way out to the middle for the toss ...

0.1

Dawson to Kieswetter, no run, touch short, wide of off stump and cut hard straight to cover-point

0.2

Dawson to Kieswetter, 3 runs, looped up outside off, bit of turn, gets forward and thick-edges three past slip to get off the mark

Somerset's fit Saffer, Richard Levi, to face his first ball

0.3

Dawson to Levi, 1 run, touch short again, cross-batted down the ground to long-off

0.4

Dawson to Kieswetter, 1 run, tossed up on leg-stump, turned behind square leg

Bit of rain falling but the light's good and this won't impede the game

0.5

Dawson to Levi, no run, on the stumps, dabbed into the leg side

0.6

Dawson to Levi, 1 leg bye, full and on the stumps, goes to sweep, hit on the pad and runs away

End of over 1 (6 runs) Somerset 6/0
RE Levi    1* (3b)      LA Dawson    1-0-5-0
C Kieswetter    4* (3b)     

From the other end, it will be Hants captain Dimitir Mascarenhas

1.1

Mascarenhas to Levi, OUT, pitched-up dobber on the stumps, chipped to mid-on! The bat seemed to turn in his hand as he tried to slog over the infield and the ball looped harmlessly straight to the fielder

RE Levi c Katich b Mascarenhas 1 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

In comes Marcus Trescothick at No. 3

1.2

Mascarenhas to Trescothick, no run, full and angled across, Bates is up to the stumps and takes as Tresco leaves

1.3

Mascarenhas to Trescothick, no run, pushed across and chopped into the off side

1.4

Mascarenhas to Trescothick, 1 run, full of a length, Trescothick tries to turn off his pads and gets a leading edge through cover

1.5

Mascarenhas to Kieswetter, no run, pitched up outside the line of off, Kieswetter steps out and leaves

1.6

Mascarenhas to Kieswetter, no run, good length, at the top of off, shows it the full face of the bat in defence

End of over 2 (1 run) Somerset 7/1
C Kieswetter    4* (5b)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-1-1
ME Trescothick    1* (3b)      LA Dawson    1-0-5-0

2.1

Dawson to Trescothick, no run, tossed up on the stumps, played back to the bowler

2.2

Dawson to Trescothick, SIX, slightly full, Trescothick ambles forward out of his crease and bunts a six over long-on

2.3

Dawson to Trescothick, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, worked through midwicket coming forward again

2.4

Dawson to Kieswetter, 1 run, full and on middle and leg, Kieswetter plays around his front pad to flick through midwicket

2.5

Dawson to Trescothick, no run, pushed through, on middle stump and straightening, Trescothick tries to paddle it round the corner and is hit on the front pad - lbw appeal turned down, though it looked good

2.6

Dawson to Trescothick, FOUR, short this time and whipped away down to long leg on the back foot

End of over 3 (12 runs) Somerset 19/1
ME Trescothick    12* (8b 1x4 1x6)      LA Dawson    2-0-17-0
C Kieswetter    5* (6b)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-1-1

3.1

Mascarenhas to Kieswetter, 2 runs, on the pads, clipped through the leg side for one to the sweeper

3.2

Mascarenhas to Kieswetter, 1 run, length ball on off stump, tapped wide of mid-on, they think about a second but are wise to not try for it

3.3

Mascarenhas to Trescothick, OUT, steps away to cut and plays on! There was a bit of room, the ball stuck in the pitch as Trescothick threw his bat at it, getting a big bottom-edge back on to his stumps. One captain takes out another and Somerset are rocking on their heels

ME Trescothick b Mascarenhas 12 (8m 9b 1x4 1x6) SR: 133.33

3.4

Mascarenhas to Hildreth, no run, on the stumps, chopped into the off side

3.5

Mascarenhas to Hildreth, no run, length ball outside off, opens the face and tries to glide the ball away but misses out

3.6

Mascarenhas to Hildreth, no run, pitched up on the pads and glanced straight to backward square leg

An excellent start for Hampshire. Is the Somerset Finals Day hoodoo going to continue?

End of over 4 (3 runs) Somerset 22/2
JC Hildreth    0* (3b)      AD Mascarenhas    2-0-4-2
C Kieswetter    8* (8b)      LA Dawson    2-0-17-0

4.1

Dawson to Kieswetter, no run, tossed up outside leg stump, sweeps fine but doesn't get it away

4.2

Dawson to Kieswetter, no run, full and on off stump, steps forward and blocks

4.3

Dawson to Kieswetter, 2 runs, drifts towards the leg side, closes the face of the bat and works through midwicket for a couple

4.4

Dawson to Kieswetter, no run, full and flighted on off, skips out and hits a bump ball straight into the hands of cover

4.5

Dawson to Kieswetter, no run, tossed up on off, forward defensive

4.6

Dawson to Kieswetter, no run, on the stumps, no pace to work with and turned to midwicket

Suffocating start from the fielding team ... though we saw Yorkshire recover from a difficult opening in the first semi

End of over 5 (2 runs) Somerset 24/2
C Kieswetter    10* (14b)      LA Dawson    3-0-19-0
JC Hildreth    0* (3b)      AD Mascarenhas    2-0-4-2

5.1

Mascarenhas to Hildreth, 1 run, full of a length, on the stumps, flicked through midwicket

5.2

Mascarenhas to Kieswetter, 2 runs, pitched up on middle and leg, worked into a gap on the leg side for a couple

5.3

Mascarenhas to Kieswetter, no run, full again, just stops on Kieswetter as he tries to turn it square, the ball deflecting towards mid-on

5.4

Mascarenhas to Kieswetter, 2 wides, slides wide down the leg side, Bates can't gather and they run another

5.4

Mascarenhas to Hildreth, no run, pitched up and played back to the bowler

5.5

Mascarenhas to Hildreth, no run, full and straying towards leg stump, hit on the pad, likely to slide past the wicket

5.6

Mascarenhas to Hildreth, no run, hit on the knee roll trying to work through the leg side again, muted appeal but probably going to miss again

End of over 6 (5 runs) Somerset 29/2
JC Hildreth    1* (7b)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-9-2
C Kieswetter    12* (16b)      LA Dawson    3-0-19-0

So, Dawson won't bowl out. Danny Briggs, another slow left-armer is on ...

6.1

Briggs to Kieswetter, 1 run, flat, pushed through outside off, chopped through point

6.2

Briggs to Hildreth, OUT, tossed up, goes to sweep and he's bowled behind his legs! Briggs gave that delivery a bit of air, it was full, pitching on middle and straightening as Hildreth tried to play with a horizontal bat around his front pad, only to lose his middle pole by way of reward

JC Hildreth b Briggs 1 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

Hildreth was Somerset's saviour in their quarter-final against Essex but that was an uncomfortable stay at the crease. In comes Jos Buttler, like Briggs a member of England's World Twenty20 squad

6.3

Briggs to Buttler, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed into the covers

6.4

Briggs to Buttler, 1 run, on the stumps, chipped down the ground for one to long-on

6.5

Briggs to Kieswetter, 2 runs, flighted, strays towards leg stump, flicked into a gap in front of midwicket

6.6

Briggs to Kieswetter, no run, holds this one up a touch, straightening in the corridor outside off, dabbed on the back foot to point

End of over 7 (4 runs) Somerset 33/3
C Kieswetter    15* (19b)      DR Briggs    1-0-4-1
JC Buttler    1* (2b)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-9-2

Mascarenhas will complete his allocation

7.1

Mascarenhas to Buttler, 1 run, length ball on off stump, worked into the leg side

7.2

Mascarenhas to Kieswetter, 1 run, good length, hint of seam movement away from Kieswetter, who gets forward and prods to cover, they hustle one

7.3

Mascarenhas to Buttler, no run, length ball, angling in towards off stump, maybe stays a touch low and Buttler turns to midwicket

7.4

Mascarenhas to Buttler, no run, nagging length, this one cuts away a touch off the surface and beats Buttler's push outside off

7.5

Mascarenhas to Buttler, no run, touch shorter, on the pads, turned to short midwicket where McKenzie dives to cut it off

7.6

Mascarenhas to Buttler, no run, back of a length outside off and dabbed to cover - and that ends a superb spell from the Hampshire vet

End of over 8 (2 runs) Somerset 35/3
JC Buttler    2* (7b)      AD Mascarenhas    4-0-11-2
C Kieswetter    16* (20b)      DR Briggs    1-0-4-1

8.1

Briggs to Kieswetter, no run, length ball, outside off and pushed back

8.2

Briggs to Kieswetter, 1 run, missed stumping chance from Bates, he was slightly unsighted but could only deflect the ball to backward square off his gloves as Kieswetter advanced on Briggs and missed

8.3

Briggs to Buttler, 1 run, tapped short on the leg side, only worth one, despite their attempts to hustle

8.4

Briggs to Kieswetter, 1 run, plays back, gets a leading edge trying to turn to leg

8.5

Briggs to Buttler, SIX, flighted outside off, skips forward and launches a six over wide long-on - silver service from Buttler

8.6

Briggs to Buttler, 1 run, pushed through outside off and chipped through the infield to the cover sweeper

End of over 9 (10 runs) Somerset 45/3
JC Buttler    10* (10b 1x6)      DR Briggs    2-0-14-1
C Kieswetter    18* (23b)      AD Mascarenhas    4-0-11-2

Chris Wood on for a spell of medium pace. Can Somerset use that extra momentum on the ball to their advantage?

9.1

Wood to Buttler, 1 run, length ball, slapped through the off side

9.2

Wood to Kieswetter, 1 run, played back down the ground

9.3

Wood to Buttler, FOUR, short and wide from Wood and Buttler stays back to force a meaty cut shot in front of square, beating the sweeper on the rope

9.4

Wood to Buttler, no run, length ball outside off, chopped to cover

9.5

Wood to Buttler, 1 run, back of a length, Bates still up to the stumps, hacked to long-off for one

9.6

Wood to Kieswetter, 1 run, on the stumps, stays back and dribbles to mid-on for a single

And with that, here's Gnasher for a quick ten ...

End of over 10 (8 runs) Somerset 53/3
C Kieswetter    20* (25b)      CP Wood    1-0-8-0
JC Buttler    16* (14b 1x4 1x6)      DR Briggs    2-0-14-1

Thanks Alan. Yorkshire got 111 off their last 10 overs. Can Somerset do something similar? Sean Ervine comes into the attack

10.1

Ervine to Kieswetter, no run, back of a length on off stump, worked out to midwicket

10.2

Ervine to Kieswetter, 1 run, short of a length outside off, Kieswetter waits for it then opens the face to third man

10.3

Ervine to Buttler, OUT, gone! Another chop on. Back of a length, nipped back a touch off the seam, took the bottom edge into the top of the stumps. More problems for Somerset

JC Buttler b Ervine 16 (14m 15b 1x4 1x6) SR: 106.66

The power-hitters keep coming for Somerset but they are in a hole here

10.4

Ervine to Trego, no run, jags back again into the batsman, takes Trego on the top the pad and bobbles into the off side

10.5

Ervine to Trego, no run, beaten outside off as he tries to take advantage of a hint of width

10.6

Ervine to Trego, no run, on off stump, defended into the leg side...excellent over from Ervine.

Hampshire have the strangle on here. Using the lack of pace very well although I'm not convinced these are the best conditions for T20 cricket.

End of over 11 (1 run) Somerset 54/4
PD Trego    0* (3b)      SM Ervine    1-0-1-1
C Kieswetter    21* (27b)      CP Wood    1-0-8-0

"Following from Hong Kong," says Miles. "C'mon the boys from Somerset...you can do it this time."

11.1

Wood to Kieswetter, no run, outside off, cut to backward point

11.2

Wood to Kieswetter, 1 run, on middle and leg, trying to cramp him for room, opens the face and deflect to third man...Hampshire won't be worried about singles

Wood over the wicket (he has been all over)

11.3

Wood to Trego, no run, short of a length, pushed off the back foot back to the bowler

11.4

Wood to Trego, no run, another dot ball as he pushes firmly into the off side

11.5

Wood to Trego, 1 run, almost spoons this into the off side as he pushes at one that stops in the pitch and manages to get it down to long off

11.6

Wood to Kieswetter, 1 run, fuller on the stumps, plays it very late down to third man

End of over 12 (3 runs) Somerset 57/4
C Kieswetter    23* (30b)      CP Wood    2-0-11-0
PD Trego    1* (6b)      SM Ervine    1-0-1-1

12.1

Ervine to Kieswetter, no run, full on off stump, leans into a sweetly-struck drive but it goes no further than mid-off

12.2

Ervine to Kieswetter, 1 run, he gets away with it! Tries to launch this over the leg side but miscues it off the top edge but it falls between two fielders as long-on and long-off run around

12.3

Ervine to Trego, OUT, gone! This one is gone. Done by a lack of bounce. Went for the pull and he was struck on the knee-roll

PD Trego lbw b Ervine 1 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

The batsman and bowler collide mid-pitch. Appears Ervine has come off worse

12.4

Ervine to Gregory, no run, onto the front foot, opens the face and finds backward point where Neil McKenzie does a fine example of his former team-mate, Jonty Rhodes, with a full-length dive

12.5

Ervine to Gregory, no run, and he nearly has a run out this time! Pushes square into the off side and he was out with a direct hit from McKenzie

12.6

Ervine to Gregory, no run, full on off stump, pushed firmly into the off side...2 for 2 for Ervine

"It's a pity that neither Afridi nor Maxwell can play today," says Wojciech. "Hopefully for the CLT20 there will be anyone to play (McKenzie probably will choose Lions and Katich - Perth)."

End of over 13 (1 run) Somerset 58/5
L Gregory    0* (3b)      SM Ervine    2-0-2-2
C Kieswetter    24* (32b)      CP Wood    2-0-11-0

Change of bowling. Liam Dawson is back.

13.1

Dawson to Kieswetter, no run, round the wicket, full on off stump, pushed to the off side

13.2

Dawson to Kieswetter, no run, down the pitch and nearly beaten in the flight so he can only push to cover

13.3

Dawson to Kieswetter, SIX, finally...something big. Strides down the pitch and lofts this straight over long-on into the trees. Clean blow. His first boundary

The ball has been lost...

13.4

Dawson to Kieswetter, no run, angles into the right hander, can only drop it into the off side

13.5

Dawson to Kieswetter, FOUR, pulled down a fraction short and Kieswetter latches on with a strong pull through midwicket...something to cling to for Somerset

13.6

Dawson to Kieswetter, 1 run, fuller on the stumps, worked to short fine-leg

End of over 14 (11 runs) Somerset 69/5
C Kieswetter    35* (38b 1x4 1x6)      LA Dawson    4-0-30-0
L Gregory    0* (3b)      SM Ervine    2-0-2-2

14.1

Ervine to Kieswetter, FOUR, another boundary, delicate touch by Kieswetter as he guides this fine past the keeper with an open face...was short of a length but probably went a little finer than he wanted

14.2

Ervine to Kieswetter, 1 run, this time it goes squarer as he comes forward and opens the face to third man

14.3

Ervine to Gregory, FOUR, well played, mid-on was inside the circle and a good-length ball straight down the ground...not far away from six

14.4

Ervine to Gregory, 1 run, punches this square backward of point

14.5

Ervine to Kieswetter, 1 leg bye, on middle and leg, worked off the pads into midwicket...in fact, no bat involved

14.6

Ervine to Gregory, no run, nips back off the seam into Gregory who can only push to back towards Ervine in his follow through

End of over 15 (11 runs) Somerset 80/5
L Gregory    5* (6b 1x4)      SM Ervine    3-0-12-2
C Kieswetter    40* (41b 2x4 1x6)      LA Dawson    4-0-30-0

Danny Briggs back into the attack

15.1

Briggs to Kieswetter, 1 run, uses his feet, Briggs follows him and it's work along the ground through midwicket...Gregory slipped so can't make it back for a second

15.2

Briggs to Gregory, 1 run

15.3

Briggs to Kieswetter, 1 leg bye

Sorry folks, we've lost pictures due to a thunderstorm

15.4

Briggs to Gregory, 1 run

15.5

Briggs to Kieswetter, 1 run

15.6

Briggs to Gregory, 1 run

End of over 16 (6 runs) Somerset 86/5
L Gregory    8* (9b 1x4)      DR Briggs    3-0-19-1
C Kieswetter    42* (44b 2x4 1x6)      SM Ervine    3-0-12-2

16.1

Wood to Gregory, 1 run

16.2

Wood to Kieswetter, no run, tries to lap-sweep this but Wood fired it wider outside off stump

16.3

Wood to Kieswetter, 2 runs, he gets a scoop away although not quite out of the middle so it mean he has to scamper a couple

16.4

Wood to Kieswetter, 1 run, OUT, is this a run out? Yep, he's gone. Always looked close. Was slapped down to long off and he came back for a second but it's an excellent return and Wood takes off the bails with Gregory well short

L Gregory run out 9 (15m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

16.5

Wood to Kieswetter, 1 run, outside off, opens the face to find short third-man

16.6

Wood to Suppiah, no run, pitches outside leg stump so the lbw appeal is aborted as Suppiah aims to whip to the leg side

End of over 17 (5 runs) Somerset 91/6
AV Suppiah    0* (1b)      CP Wood    3-0-16-0
C Kieswetter    46* (48b 2x4 1x6)      DR Briggs    3-0-19-1

Ervine back for his last over

17.1

Ervine to Kieswetter, no run, he follows the batsman with a bouncer as Kieswetter backs away outside leg...the keeper can't gather it cleanly and no wide given

17.2

Ervine to Kieswetter, 4 leg byes, follows him again outside leg, fuller this time and he swings it away through fine leg but it came off the pad

17.3

Ervine to Kieswetter, FOUR, poor delivery, low full toss outside leg stump and Kieswetter flicks it powerfully through the leg side to beat deep midwicket...that's fifty from 51 deliveries. A one-man show.

A total of 120 would be something to bowl at

17.4

Ervine to Kieswetter, FOUR, they may get a few more with shots like that...goes across his crease then scoops this over shot fine-leg as Jos Buttler often does. Outstanding shot

17.5

Ervine to Kieswetter, 1 run, dropped...now he gets a life! This has livened up all of a sudden. It went miles in the air towards square leg. Three fielders getting close, Katich called but never looked confident and it went through his hands

17.6

Ervine to Suppiah, 1 run, uses his feet and drills this straight to mid-off but he's on the edge of the ring

End of over 18 (14 runs) Somerset 105/6
AV Suppiah    1* (2b)      SM Ervine    4-0-22-2
C Kieswetter    55* (53b 4x4 1x6)      CP Wood    3-0-16-0

Briggs for his last over

18.1

Briggs to Suppiah, 2 runs, round the wicket, angled into the pads and nicely flicked away between deep square and deep midwicket

18.2

Briggs to Suppiah, 2 runs, heaved into the leg side through midwicket and picks out the man in the deep but there's some swift running

18.3

Briggs to Suppiah, 2 runs, a rather ugly swipe this time, through midwicket again, and they make it another brace

18.4

Briggs to Suppiah, 2 runs, another couple into the leg side as he swings hard and places it between two fielders...four twos in a row now

18.5

Briggs to Suppiah, 1 run, an off-side shot, full on leg stump, opens his stance and drives through cover

18.6

Briggs to Kieswetter, 1 run, swept away from leg stump to short fine-leg

End of over 19 (10 runs) Somerset 115/6
C Kieswetter    56* (54b 4x4 1x6)      DR Briggs    4-0-29-1
AV Suppiah    10* (7b)      SM Ervine    4-0-22-2

Chris Wood, the left-armer, will bowl the final over

19.1

Wood to Kieswetter, 1 run, round the wicket, a good yorker on leg stump and it's forced down to long-off

19.2

Wood to Suppiah, 1 run, on a length this time, Suppiah can't get underneath it and flat-bats down to long-on

19.3

Wood to Kieswetter, 1 bye, follows the batsman as he backs away to leg, swing and a miss then Bates can't gather a tough take

19.4

Wood to Suppiah, 1 run, well-directed yorker on middle stump, drives through the off side and the sweeper keeps it to two

19.5

Wood to Kieswetter, FOUR, bonus boundary! Almost came off his feet playing it as he tried to reach a wideish ball as he back away, ended up slicing it over backward point

19.6

Wood to Kieswetter, 2 runs, finishes with an excellent yorker, dug out down the ground and there's more good scampering to end with a couple

So Somerset managed to get to 125. It's better than it might have been, but they are probably 25 runs short. But you never know. Some excellent bowling by Mascarenhas, Ervine, Wood and Briggs. Kieswetter played a lone hand with the bat. A mature display from him. We'll be back in a few minutes for the chase.

End of over 20 (10 runs) Somerset 125/6
C Kieswetter    63* (58b 5x4 1x6)      CP Wood    4-0-25-0
AV Suppiah    12* (9b)      DR Briggs    4-0-29-1
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Aug 25, 2012

Simon Katich helped guide Hampshire's chase from a tricky point, Hampshire v Somerset, Friends Life t20 semi-final, Cardiff, August 25, 2012

Simon Katich helped guide Hampshire's chase from a tricky point

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Michael Carberry hit five boundaries in his 33, Hampshire v Somerset, Friends Life t20 semi-final, Cardiff, August 25, 2012

Michael Carberry hit five boundaries in his 33

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