Friends Life t20, 1st Semi-Final: Northamptonshire v Essex at Birmingham, Aug 17, 2013
Friends Life t20 - 1st semi final
Northamptonshire won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
17 August 2013 (20-over match)
1.5

Crook to Smith, OUT, short ball pitching outside off and Smith throws his bat, with the intention of clearing cover, at it instead carries behind square to third man where Lee Daggett waits patiently at third man, and completes the catch. First wicket down for Essex

GM Smith c Daggett b Crook 2 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Essex 13/1   HD Rutherford 11* (6b 1x6)   SP Crook 0.5-0-3-1
4.4

Azharullah to Rutherford, OUT, short ball on middle and Rutherford gets back to pull this through midwicket, but ends up mistiming it as it balloons to Alex Wakely at midwicket

HD Rutherford c Wakely b Azharullah 36 (19m 19b 2x4 2x6) SR: 189.47

Essex 44/2   ML Pettini 5* (4b 1x4)   Azharullah 0.4-0-6-1
10.3

Middlebrook to Pettini, OUT, fuller length on middle and off. Pettini dances down with the intent of hitting it over deep midwicket, but ends up getting a top-edge which flies straight up, with the wicketkeeper getting under it to complete a safe catch. Timely wicket for Northants

ML Pettini c †Murphy b Middlebrook 27 (31m 23b 3x4 0x6) SR: 117.39

Essex 79/3   RS Bopara 13* (16b 1x4)   JD Middlebrook 1.3-0-10-1
11.2

Coetzer to Bopara, OUT, short of a length outside off and Bopara heaves this over midwicket as the ball carries to deep midwicket. He hit this out of the middle, but it has travelled higher than it has gone further, as Spriegel waits on the boundary to complete the catch

RS Bopara c Spriegel b Coetzer 14 (24m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

Essex 82/4   RN ten Doeschate 2* (2b)   KJ Coetzer 0.2-0-1-1
15.4

Azharullah to ten Doeschate, OUT, full and wide again and Ryan, looking to hit this over extra-cover, ends up spooning behind square straight to Richard Levi at third man. Big wicket for Northants as we head into the business end of the innings

RN ten Doeschate c Levi b Azharullah 13 (21m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 86.66

Essex 114/5   JS Foster 19* (13b 1x4 1x6)   Azharullah 2.4-0-17-2
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Hours of play (local time) 11.00 start, First Session 11.00-12.15, Interval 12.15-12.30, Second Session 12.30-13.45

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