Friends Life t20, 2nd Semi-Final: Hampshire v Surrey at Birmingham, Aug 17, 2013
Friends Life t20 - 2nd semi final
Surrey won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
17 August 2013 (20-over match)

Azhar Mahmood will bowl the first over...

2.30pm All eyes on Michael Carberry first up. In white-ball cricket he's in the form of his life. Should be terrific viewing against Tremlett and Dernbach.

2.20pm Mark Kidger: "Gnasher, you are missing commentating on the most important part of the day"what is happening in the Mascot Race??? Where's the Gloucestershire mascot for us abroad who can't see the race?" Sorry, Mark...conflicting demands. Sid the Shark from Sussex won

2.00pm Hi everyone. Finals Day moves on quickly. Surrey have won the toss in the second semi-final and will bowl first. Gnasher here to bring you the action.

Hampshire James Vince, Michael Carberry, Jimmy Adams, Neil McKenzie, Sean Ervine, Liam Dawson, Adam Wheater (wk), Dimitri Mascarenhas (capt), Chris Wood, Sohail Tanvir, Danny Briggs

Surrey Jason Roy, Steve Davies (wk), Vikram Solanki (capt), Azhar Mahmood, Zander de Bruyn, Gary Wilson, Glenn Maxwell, Zafar Ansari, Jon Lewis, Chris Tremlett, Jade Dernbach

Hampshire have been the powerhouse of English Twenty20 over the last few seasons. This is their fourth consecutive Finals Day. Surrey, meanwhile, are without their captain Gareth Batty who is suspended but have a very strong bowling attack


Azhar Mahmood to Carberry, no run, full on middle and off, Carberry comes forward and defends


Azhar Mahmood to Carberry, no run, opens the face a touch to try and find space in the off side but picks out point


Azhar Mahmood to Carberry, no run, huge appeal for an edge! Surrey are excited, especially Davies. Carberry just fiddling outside off, a decent delivery that seamed away, but the umpire says not out


Azhar Mahmood to Carberry, no run, beaten again! Excellent from Mahmood, this one just back of a length and it nips past the outside edge off the seam


Azhar Mahmood to Carberry, no run, touch fuller this time, on middle and off, Carberry tries to come forward and drive but can only find mid-off

Replays suggest Carberry clipped his back pad during that caught behind looks a top decision


Azhar Mahmood to Carberry, no run, hint of width, flashed away with fierce power into the off side but Jason Roy makes a superb save at point and it gives Mahmood a maiden

Ideal start by Surrey

End of over 1 (maiden) Hampshire 0/0

    • MA Carberry 0 (6b)
    • JM Vince 0 (0b)
    • Azhar Mahmood 1-1-0-0

Chris Tremlett will share the new ball. Slip in place


Tremlett to Vince, no run, starts on middle and off, Vince defends from the crease to the off side


Tremlett to Vince, no run, that's a cracker, pushed a little fuller and moves away to beat Vince's slightly flat-footed drive

Eight balls. No runs.


Tremlett to Vince, no run, beaten outside leg stump...Vince started to give himself room, Tremlett followed him with a yorker


Tremlett to Vince, 1 run, full on middle, pushed towards mid-off and they scamper a quick single to finally get the innings underway


Tremlett to Carberry, FOUR, gets this through the infield, full and outside off stump, Carberry strides forward and drives it firmly through cover


Tremlett to Carberry, 2 runs, not quite so convincing this time, drives again and it squeezes off a thick inside edge through midwicket

End of over 2 (7 runs) Hampshire 7/0

    • MA Carberry 6 (8b 1x4)
    • JM Vince 1 (4b)
    • CT Tremlett 1-0-7-0
    • Azhar Mahmood 1-1-0-0

Jon Lewis into the attack


Lewis to Vince, 1 run, a very full delivery is drilled into the covers where Ansari cuts off the boundary with a sharp piece of work


Lewis to Carberry, OUT, gone! Massive wicket. It was there to drive again, but Carberry didn't keep his shot down and picked out by Roy as he timed his jump perfectly at point

MA Carberry c Roy b Lewis 6 (8m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Jimmy Adams is at No. 3


Lewis to Adams, FOUR, he succeeds where Carberry failed, offered up a driveable delivery outside off and he threads it between cover and mid-off


Lewis to Adams, no run, big stride forward, pushed to the off side


Lewis to Adams, 1 run, good delivery, squares Adams up a touch and takes the outside edge which runs to third man


Lewis to Vince, no run, on a length, cramping him for room, pushed into the off side

End of over 3 (6 runs) Hampshire 13/1

    • JM Vince 2 (6b)
    • JHK Adams 5 (3b 1x4)
    • J Lewis 1-0-6-1
    • CT Tremlett 1-0-7-0

Tremlett to Adams, 1 wide, well, he moved a long away across his crease there, exposed all his stumps, Tremlett aimed for leg and just missed...called a wide


Tremlett to Adams, 1 run, shuffled outside off again, tucks this off the pads (it was a straight delivery) behind square on the leg side


Tremlett to Vince, no run, beats the outside edge, this one held its line from back of a length and Vince drove at fresh air


Tremlett to Vince, FOUR, gives himself some room to leg stump, then picks up a length delivery over the off side with just enough elevation to beat cover


Tremlett to Vince, SIX, that's a wonderful strike...this time there is less movement around the crease, it's plopped on a length by Tremlett and Vince lofts beautifully through the line to send the ball high over long-on


Tremlett to Vince, 1 run, back of a length again, angled into the pads, pulled out to deep square-leg


Tremlett to Adams, SIX, now he's picked up over the leg side, superb from Adams who moved to the off side then flicked a length delivery over deep backward square...carried easily into the stands

Poor over from Tremlett. Seemed to be putting the ball there

End of over 4 (19 runs) Hampshire 32/1

    • JHK Adams 12 (5b 1x4 1x6)
    • JM Vince 13 (10b 1x4 1x6)
    • CT Tremlett 2-0-26-0
    • J Lewis 1-0-6-1

Jade Dernbach into the attack, good competition for him this year...


Dernbach to Vince, OUT, full and straight, Vince swings down the ground, misses and is bowled! Immediately strike for Dernbach and it's a big wicket, two big guns for Hants back in the hutch early on. Just a little inswing there for Dernbach, right up there and Vince played a slightly airy attempted lofted drive and missed

JM Vince b Dernbach 13 (17m 11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 118.18


Dernbach to McKenzie, 1 run, full again, this just outside off stump, driven on the front foot just wide of mid-off and they take a single


Dernbach to Adams, no run, oh fine delivery, nips away off a good length and beats Adams playing in the crease


Dernbach to Adams, 1 run, fuller on a similar line, Adams more comfortable coming forward to push this wide of mid-off for a quick single


Dernbach to McKenzie, FOUR, nicely driven and well timed, classic stroke and it's races past mid-off, lovely punch, it wasn't a half-volley


Dernbach to McKenzie, OUT, length ball swinging in, McKenzie aims a flick into the leg side, misses and is given out lbw. Double blow for Dernbach, what an over, it hit McKenzie pretty straight, was it heading down? He shuffled across the stumps and Hawk Eye has it going just down, maybe the batsman was unlucky

ND McKenzie lbw b Dernbach 5 (5m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

End of over 5 (6 runs) Hampshire 38/3

    • JHK Adams 13 (7b 1x4 1x6)
    • JW Dernbach 1-0-6-2
    • CT Tremlett 2-0-26-0

Wow, what an over for Surrey. Mahmood is back


Azhar Mahmood to Adams, no run, beats the outside edge with one that runs across him


Azhar Mahmood to Adams, no run, now this one scoots under Adams' bottom edge as he tries to cut


Azhar Mahmood to Adams, no run, on a length, going across Adams, left alone...Hampshire need to consolidate for an over or two


Azhar Mahmood to Adams, no run, beaten again, this is lovely bowling from Mahmood, finding just enough movement to cause problems as Adams lunges at the ball


Azhar Mahmood to Adams, no run, worked from outside off down to mid-on

Mahmood still hasn't conceded a run


Azhar Mahmood to Adams, 1 run, that's the first off Mahmood's figures, uses some width and runs it down to third man

End of over 6 (1 run) Hampshire 39/3

    • JHK Adams 14 (13b 1x4 1x6)
    • SM Ervine 0 (0b)
    • Azhar Mahmood 2-1-1-0
    • JW Dernbach 1-0-6-2

Dernbach to Adams, 1 run, full outside off, driven firmly to mid-off but he's just deep enough to allow the single


Dernbach to Ervine, no run, banged in short, Ervine goes for a pull but doesn't make contact


Dernbach to Ervine, FOUR, this time he picks up the short delivery and pulls it firmly through midwicket


Dernbach to Ervine, no run, back on a full length outside off, played to the covers


Dernbach to Ervine, no run, gets forward on off stump and defends back to the bowler

Still a long batting order to come for Hampshire...Tanvir at No. 9


Dernbach to Ervine, 1 run, tucked off the hip into square leg

End of over 7 (6 runs) Hampshire 45/3

    • SM Ervine 5 (5b 1x4)
    • JHK Adams 15 (14b 1x4 1x6)
    • JW Dernbach 2-0-12-2
    • Azhar Mahmood 2-1-1-0

Zander de Bruyn into the fray. Reminder, no Batty today for Surrey


de Bruyn to Ervine, 1 run, round the wicket, worked into the leg side, through midwicket


de Bruyn to Adams, 1 run, opens the face and finds at gap in the off side between point and cover


de Bruyn to Ervine, 2 runs, wide outside off, he actually does well to reach it and gets a toe-end to third man


de Bruyn to Ervine, no run, comes forward and pushes to cover

Keeper now up to the stumps


de Bruyn to Ervine, FOUR, well placed and timed, very full from de Bruyn and Ervine drives it past mid-off


de Bruyn to Ervine, no run, that looked text-booked perfect, onto the front foot, driven through the line, out of the middle...but it picked out cover

End of over 8 (8 runs) Hampshire 53/3

    • SM Ervine 12 (10b 2x4)
    • JHK Adams 16 (15b 1x4 1x6)
    • Z de Bruyn 1-0-8-0
    • JW Dernbach 2-0-12-2

First spin of the innings. It's Zafar Ansari. Left-arm.


Ansari to Adams, 1 run, round the wicket, fired in full, driven down to long-on


Ansari to Ervine, 1 run, over the wicket, Ervine plays with the angle and clips down the ground to long-on


Ansari to Adams, 1 run, worked off the back foot through midwicket


Ansari to Ervine, 1 leg bye, signs of turn there for Ansari, takes the pad as Ervine presses the inside edge and runs to third man. Was it outside the line


Ansari to Adams, no run, swept to short fine-leg


Ansari to Adams, 1 run, flicked to deep midwicket

End of over 9 (5 runs) Hampshire 58/3

    • JHK Adams 19 (19b 1x4 1x6)
    • SM Ervine 13 (12b 2x4)
    • ZS Ansari 1-0-4-0
    • Z de Bruyn 1-0-8-0

de Bruyn to Adams, OUT, cleaned up! Two stumps knocked back. A yorker, although Adams did play across the line of a straight delivery and middle and off are pegged back. In fact, I did de Bruyn a disservice. It was an excellent delivery, some late movement

JHK Adams b de Bruyn 19 (28m 20b 1x4 1x6) SR: 95.00

So, the pre-day favourites are in the do-do at the moment


de Bruyn to Dawson, 1 run, short ball outside off, pulled to deep square


de Bruyn to Ervine, 2 runs, chopped away from outside off, placed between deep point and third man


de Bruyn to Ervine, no run, goes for a repeat of the wicket ball, it's on target and this time well dug out


de Bruyn to Ervine, 1 run, pulls the length back, dropped into the off side and it's a well-judged run


de Bruyn to Dawson, 1 run, pushed down to long-on

End of over 10 (5 runs) Hampshire 63/4

    • LA Dawson 2 (2b)
    • SM Ervine 16 (15b 2x4)
    • Z de Bruyn 2-0-13-1
    • ZS Ansari 1-0-4-0

The umpires are chatting about something. Maybe the ball. Ah, yes, here comes a box of balls.


Ansari to Dawson, 1 run, low full toss from round the wicket, but only costs a single to deep midwicket

Now another delay as the boundary markers have been blown out of position


Ansari to Ervine, 1 run, flicked down the ground


Ansari to Dawson, 1 run, uses his feet and drives nicely through the covers

Surrey won't mind ones and twos


Ansari to Ervine, 1 run, nicely bowled, nearly beats him in the flight as Ervine comes down the pitch but he adjusts at the last moments and gets a thick edge to short third man


Ansari to Dawson, no run, steps to leg, cuts this firmly but backward point makes a good save to his right


Ansari to Dawson, 2 runs, neat footwork, skips down outside off then works through the leg side

End of over 11 (6 runs) Hampshire 69/4

    • LA Dawson 6 (6b)
    • SM Ervine 18 (17b 2x4)
    • ZS Ansari 2-0-10-0
    • Z de Bruyn 2-0-13-1

Million-dollar Maxwell into the attack


Maxwell to Ervine, 1 run, round the wicket, nudge to the leg side


Maxwell to Dawson, no run, stays round the wicket, fires this outside off and beats Dawson's attempt at a reverse-lap


Maxwell to Dawson, no run, flicked to midwicket


Maxwell to Dawson, no run, brings out a reverse paddle but it bobbles in front of square on the off side...lot of effort for nothing


Maxwell to Dawson, 1 run, worked down to long-on


Maxwell to Ervine, no run, driven into the off side and can't beat a sliding over from Maxwell. A bonus for Surrey

Seven bowlers in 12 overs

End of over 12 (2 runs) Hampshire 71/4

    • SM Ervine 19 (19b 2x4)
    • LA Dawson 7 (10b)
    • GJ Maxwell 1-0-2-0
    • ZS Ansari 2-0-10-0

Ansari to Dawson, 1 run, down the track and heaved with more brute force than elegance to long-on


Ansari to Ervine, SIX, terrific shot, Ansari actually saw him coming down the pitch, fired it a touch wider, but Ervine went through with his lofted cover drive


Ansari to Ervine, SIX, back-to-back sixes...Hampshire are coming to life as Ervine slog-sweeps Ansari from around off stump over deep midwicket


Ansari to Ervine, 1 run, round the wicket, tucked into midwicket


Ansari to Dawson, OUT, Ansari hits back! Dawson uses his feet but only manages straight to cover. Solanki just had to jump a little to take the catch

LA Dawson c Solanki b Ansari 8 (13m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66


Ansari to Wheater, 2 runs, off the mark first ball as he flicks this through midwicket and he placed it neatly for a second

End of over 13 (16 runs) Hampshire 87/5

    • AJA Wheater 2 (1b)
    • SM Ervine 32 (22b 2x4 2x6)
    • ZS Ansari 3-0-26-1
    • GJ Maxwell 1-0-2-0

Maxwell to Ervine, SIX, he clears the boundary again, Maxwell was round the wicket and Ervine brings out the slog-sweep over midwicket...many rows back


Maxwell to Ervine, 2 runs, now he works this down the ground off the back foot and there's a chance for a second


Maxwell to Ervine, 1 run, flicked into midwicket


Maxwell to Wheater, no run, tries to reverse sweep this, doesn't make contact


Maxwell to Wheater, OUT, reverse sweep brings his downfall! Hit by a low full toss in front of middle and leg. Perhaps not the wisest choice of shot in such a position

AJA Wheater lbw b Maxwell 2 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Hampshire need something from their captain now


Maxwell to Mascarenhas, 2 runs, full outside off, driven to the left of long-off which allows Mascarenhas to creak back for a second

End of over 14 (11 runs) Hampshire 98/6

    • AD Mascarenhas 2 (1b)
    • SM Ervine 41 (25b 2x4 3x6)
    • GJ Maxwell 2-0-13-1
    • ZS Ansari 3-0-26-1

Jon Lewis is back


Lewis to Ervine, no run, beats with a good length delivery which nips away off the seam...keeper up to the stumps


Lewis to Ervine, 1 wide, fired down the leg side, Davies palms it away but at least cut off any chance of five wides


Lewis to Ervine, 1 run, on leg stump, worked to deep square...Hampshire reach 100, but they've taken some damage on the way there


Lewis to Mascarenhas, 1 run, clipped through the leg side


Lewis to Ervine, 1 run, full on middle order, blocked to the leg side and it dribbles through midwicket


Lewis to Mascarenhas, 2 runs, angled into the body, Mascarenhas gets inside the line and tucks it down to fine leg


Lewis to Mascarenhas, no run, short of a length outside off, guided to point

End of over 15 (6 runs) Hampshire 104/6

    • AD Mascarenhas 5 (4b)
    • SM Ervine 43 (28b 2x4 3x6)
    • J Lewis 2-0-12-1
    • GJ Maxwell 2-0-13-1

De Bruyn back


de Bruyn to Ervine, 1 run, full at off stump, driven in the air but very safely to long-off

Can Hampshire find 45-50 runs in these last five? Mascarenhas has some bother in the middle. Something in his eye perhaps?


de Bruyn to Mascarenhas, 1 run, punched down to long-off


de Bruyn to Ervine, 1 run, very full outside off, Ervine gets a bottom edge which bobbles past Davies


de Bruyn to Mascarenhas, FOUR, well placed, smart batting...a short-of-a-length delivery, he knew third man was inside the circle so he upper-cut it over the fielder

Now third man goes back and point comes up


de Bruyn to Mascarenhas, 1 run, full at middle and leg, flicked through midwicket


de Bruyn to Ervine, 2 runs, heaved from outside off through the leg side, Solanki runs around from long-on then slides to cut off the boundary

Ten off that over. Four more of them and Hampshire will be fairly happy given their problems

End of over 16 (10 runs) Hampshire 114/6

    • SM Ervine 47 (31b 2x4 3x6)
    • AD Mascarenhas 11 (7b 1x4)
    • Z de Bruyn 3-0-23-1
    • J Lewis 2-0-12-1

However, 10-an-over off this man won't be easy. Mahmood is back.


Azhar Mahmood to Mascarenhas, no run, back of a length outside off, driven to cover


Azhar Mahmood to Mascarenhas, 1 run, nips in from outside off, cramps him for room and it can only chop it to point


Azhar Mahmood to Ervine, OUT, picks him out! Careless from Ervine. He just tried to place this over the leg side, but gets the placement wrong, it comes off the top edge, and finds Ansari at deep square who takes it low by his bootlaces

SM Ervine c Ansari b Azhar Mahmood 47 (47m 32b 2x4 3x6) SR: 146.87

Mahmood 2.3-1-2-1. Still got it.


Azhar Mahmood to Mascarenhas, no run, on off stump, pushed back to the bowler


Azhar Mahmood to Mascarenhas, no run, bouncer, it sort of loops over Mascarenhas' head as he opts to duck


Azhar Mahmood to Mascarenhas, 2 runs, low full toss, driven through the off side, wide of long-off, Dernbach does very well to save the four

End of over 17 (3 runs) Hampshire 117/7

    • AD Mascarenhas 14 (12b 1x4)
    • CP Wood 0 (0b)
    • Azhar Mahmood 3-1-4-1
    • Z de Bruyn 3-0-23-1

Jade Dernbach returns for his final two overs


Dernbach to Wood, FOUR, very nicely done by Wood, runs it off the edge very fine to beat third man


Dernbach to Wood, SIX, he's cleared deep square with a sweet hook. Dernbach banged it in short and Wood had no problems, rocking into the back foot


Dernbach to Wood, 1 run, back on a length outside off, opens the face to third man


Dernbach to Mascarenhas, no run, top yorker, outside off and Mascarenhas plays over the top of it


Dernbach to Mascarenhas, 1 run, slower ball, dragged down short, he has to wait on his shot then pulls to deep square


Dernbach to Wood, 1 run, full toss outside off, can't beat mid-off

End of over 18 (13 runs) Hampshire 130/7

    • CP Wood 12 (4b 1x4 1x6)
    • AD Mascarenhas 15 (14b 1x4)
    • JW Dernbach 3-0-25-2
    • Azhar Mahmood 3-1-4-1

Azhar Mahmood to Wood, OUT, swings to leg against a length ball, it glances off the pad to the keeper and there's a run out...Mascarenhas called him through for a leg bye and Wood caught well short at the non-strikers end. Not pretty. Wood looks a bit miffed.

CP Wood run out 12 (6m 5b 1x4 1x6) SR: 240.00


Azhar Mahmood to Mascarenhas, OUT, and another. Hampshire falling away. Mahmood banged the ball in short outside off, Mascarenhas eyed up a big hoick over the leg side...the ball goes very high off the top edge and eventually it's long-on who settles under it

AD Mascarenhas c Maxwell b Azhar Mahmood 15 (23m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Hampshire have just got to bat out the overs

Chance for a team hat-trick


Azhar Mahmood to Sohail Tanvir, no run, beats the top edge as Tanvir tries to run to third balls are piling up


Azhar Mahmood to Sohail Tanvir, no run, swing and a miss, a length ball angled across Tanvir who tried to heave through the leg side would have been a better option


Azhar Mahmood to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, on leg stump, flicked to deep square


Azhar Mahmood to Briggs, FOUR, last ball of Mahmood's spell goes to the boundary, just a hint of width which is cut away and beats Dernbach at backward point

That was the first ball Briggs had faced in T20 this season. Still a fabulous four overs from Mahmood. Without that boundary they would have been the best on Finals Day.

End of over 19 (5 runs) Hampshire 135/9

    • DR Briggs 4 (1b 1x4)
    • Sohail Tanvir 1 (3b)
    • Azhar Mahmood 4-1-9-2
    • JW Dernbach 3-0-25-2

Dernbach with the final over. Can Tanvir clubbed a couple of boundaries?


Dernbach to Sohail Tanvir, no run, misses a swing to leg, takes the pad and drops by his feet


Dernbach to Sohail Tanvir, FOUR, short of a length, slower ball, Tanvir pulls it behind square for a priceless boundary


Dernbach to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, flicks this very sweetly off leg stump, almost carries to deep square


Dernbach to Briggs, no run, another slower ball, 70mph, beats him all ends up as he moves to leg


Dernbach to Briggs, 1 run, straight full toss, Briggs backs away but manages to get a bottom edge that dribbles wide of the keeper


Dernbach to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, another slower one, on a length, Tanvir picks it up well but can't place it wide of deep square again. He's frustrated.

Excellent in the field by Surrey, led by Mahmood with the ball. Some of Hampshire's shot selection and thinking was a little poor. But if any side can defend 142 it's Hampshire. I'll be back in a few minutes for the chase.

End of over 20 (7 runs) Hampshire 142/9

    • Sohail Tanvir 7 (7b 1x4)
    • DR Briggs 5 (3b 1x4)
    • JW Dernbach 4-0-32-2
    • Azhar Mahmood 4-1-9-2





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