NatWest t20 Blast - 2nd quarter final
Surrey won by 3 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
2 August 2014 (20-over match)

It will be Tillakaratne Dilshan to begin under cloudy skies at The Oval, a breeze blowing across the ground. Daryl Mitchell on strike

2.25pm: Afternoon all and welcome to live, text-tastic coverage of the second NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final - hopefully the first one to actually get going, as Lancashire and Glamorgan are still waiting for the rain to clear over Manchester. Technology permitting, we will bring you every ball of this game and the Essex-Birmingham fixture this evening. For now, here are the teams to get your peepers around...

Surrey: Jason Roy, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kevin Pietersen, Gary Wilson (capt/wk), Rory Burns, Azhar Mahmood, Robin Peterson, Zafar Ansari, Gareth Batty, Jade Dernbach, Matt Dunn

Worcestershire: Daryl Mitchell (capt), Richard Oliver, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Colin Munro, Ross Whiteley, Ben Cox (wk), Joe Leach, Brett D'Oliveira, Shaaiq Choudhry, Jack Shantry, Mitchell McClenaghan

Superficially, this is a clear example of galactico talent versus teamwork and team spirit. But Surrey, studded with international class in Pietersen, Dilshan and Peterson, have youthful brio and an emerging sense of cohesion, too; while Worcestershire's bunch of lesser-knowns is supplemented by Mitchell McClenaghan in the absence of Saeed Ajmal and Moeen Ali.


Dilshan to Mitchell, 1 run, around the wicket, offbreak on the stumps and worked with the turn through square leg for one


Dilshan to Oliver, 1 run, continues around the wicket to the left-handed Richard Oliver, who flicks another single off his legs to short fine leg


Dilshan to Mitchell, 1 run, wicket to wicket, closes the face and nudges to square leg again


Dilshan to Oliver, 1 run, tossed up, Oliver gets on the front foot and dabs into the covers, Wilson runs out from behind the stumps but they get through for another single


Dilshan to Mitchell, FOUR, slightly wide and that is struck through cover-point for the first boundary of the innings, Mitchell rocking back and chopping firmly through the infield


Dilshan to Mitchell, 1 run, flatter and tapped into the leg side

End of over 1 (9 runs) Worcestershire 9/0

    • DKH Mitchell 7 (4b 1x4)
    • RK Oliver 2 (2b)
    • TM Dilshan 1-0-9-0

From the Vauxhall End, it will be Azhar Mahmood


Azhar Mahmood to Mitchell, 1 wide, starts with a leg-side wide


Azhar Mahmood to Mitchell, 1 run, good length in the channel outside off, stays back and cuts, gets a bottom edge behind square


Azhar Mahmood to Oliver, 1 run, angled across on a length, comes froward and steers one more into a gap in the covers


Azhar Mahmood to Mitchell, no run, tight line from Mahmood, played on the up and tapped gently into the covers off the bottom part of the bat


Azhar Mahmood to Mitchell, 1 run, touch shorter, doesn't get up particularly and Mitchell pulls one down to fine leg

The sun is peeking out down Kennington way...


Azhar Mahmood to Oliver, 1 wide, slightly back of a length and down the leg side to the lefty Oliver


Azhar Mahmood to Oliver, 1 run, gets forward and pushes into the covers, Rory Burns is quickly on to it but his throw misses the stumps


Azhar Mahmood to Mitchell, no run, shortish and Mitchell swivels to pull, deflects off the toe end short on the off side

"We Sri Lankans are supporting Surrey," declares Daniel Alexande, speaking for a nation. "Pull some of those Dilscoops out tonight."

End of over 2 (6 runs) Worcestershire 15/0

    • DKH Mitchell 9 (8b 1x4)
    • RK Oliver 4 (4b)
    • Azhar Mahmood 1-0-6-0
    • TM Dilshan 1-0-9-0

Just one over for the aforementioned Dilshan, with Jade Dernbach, England's shot-down T20 star, coming on


Dernbach to Oliver, 1 run, little bit of inswing and that is very nearly played on by Oliver! Not much foot movement, poked the bat at a length ball and inside-edged past the stumps


Dernbach to Mitchell, 1 run, goes back and thick-edges one more down to third man


Dernbach to Oliver, 1 run, pitched up around off stump, gets forward and dabs into the covers for another cheeky single


Dernbach to Mitchell, no run, full length, driven firmly but straight to extra cover, they won't get one this time


Dernbach to Mitchell, 1 wide, slower ball, one of Dernbach's favourite tricks, but this drifted down the leg side


Dernbach to Mitchell, OUT, pitched up wide of the stumps and thrashed square off the back foot by Mitchell, straight to point

DKH Mitchell run out 10 (14m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33


Dernbach to Mitchell, OUT, full toss, Mitchell ramps it straight to short fine leg... and he's been run out at the non-striker's end! Dernbach celebrates, he moved quickly to take Matt Dunn's throw, Mitchell was probably wondering why he didn't put that into the Archbishop Tennison's School

DKH Mitchell run out 10 (14m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

End of over 3 (4 runs) Worcestershire 19/0

    • RK Oliver 6 (6b)
    • JW Dernbach 1-0-4-0
    • Azhar Mahmood 1-0-6-0

Dilshan comes back on at the other end


Dilshan to Kohler-Cadmore, 1 run, knocked into leg side, scrambled fielding but they pick up one


Dilshan to Oliver, 1 run, gets forward and tapped into the off side for another single


Dilshan to Kohler-Cadmore, no run, on the stumps, can't get this one away


Dilshan to Kohler-Cadmore, no run


Dilshan to Kohler-Cadmore, 1 run, tossed up, punched back past the bowler, who gets down but can't stop the ball


Dilshan to Oliver, 1 run, flighted, comes forward and drives one more to long-off

End of over 4 (4 runs) Worcestershire 23/1

    • RK Oliver 8 (8b)
    • T Kohler-Cadmore 2 (4b)
    • TM Dilshan 2-0-13-0
    • JW Dernbach 1-0-4-0

Dernbach to Oliver, no run, lbw appeal from Dernbach, the ball swinging back into Oliver, maybe some bat involved


Dernbach to Oliver, 1 run, on the stumps, tight lines from Dernbach, tip-and-run into the off side and they steal a single


Dernbach to Kohler-Cadmore, FOUR, bosh! Down the ground from Kohler-Cadmore, clears the front leg and spanks an overpitched delivery straight back over Jade's head


Dernbach to Kohler-Cadmore, 1 run, length in the channel, reaches out to drive and gets an inside edge behind square on the leg side


Dernbach to Oliver, 1 run, on the stumps, Oliver frees the arms and another inside edge runs to fine leg


Dernbach to Kohler-Cadmore, 1 wide, slower ball out the back of the hand... bobbles down the leg side again for a wide


Dernbach to Kohler-Cadmore, no run, digs this one in very short, Kohler-Cadmore ducks, umpire happy enough with that

End of over 5 (8 runs) Worcestershire 31/1

    • T Kohler-Cadmore 7 (7b 1x4)
    • RK Oliver 10 (11b)
    • JW Dernbach 2-0-12-0
    • TM Dilshan 2-0-13-0

Azhar Mahmood back on in place of Dilshan


Azhar Mahmood to Oliver, no run, punched back down the ground


Azhar Mahmood to Oliver, no run, angled across the left-hander, pitched up and rifled off the front foot, extra cover fields it well


Azhar Mahmood to Oliver, 1 run, short of a length and pulled powerfully out towards deep midwicket, hit it too well and they are kept to one


Azhar Mahmood to Kohler-Cadmore, FOUR, lovely stroke from TKC, good footwork to open up the off side and he turns a length ball into a half-volley, crunches it through the covers for another welcome boundary - only Worcs' third

Gary Wilson comes up to the stumps now


Azhar Mahmood to Kohler-Cadmore, no run, length ball, swings hard at it and a thick outside edge dies in front of the diving Dilshan at backward point


Azhar Mahmood to Kohler-Cadmore, 1 run, bit of width, swiped off the front foot into the cover region and they pinch one more

End of over 6 (6 runs) Worcestershire 37/1

    • T Kohler-Cadmore 12 (10b 2x4)
    • RK Oliver 11 (14b)
    • Azhar Mahmood 2-0-12-0
    • JW Dernbach 2-0-12-0

Been more hard-running than free-wheeling, so far. With the Powerplay over, Robin Peterson comes into the attack


Peterson to Kohler-Cadmore, 1 run, length ball on off stump, worked back past the bowler for one to long-pn


Peterson to Oliver, 1 run, around the wicket to the left-hander, drifting across and steered to short third man, who doesn't take it cleanly and they run one comfortably


Peterson to Kohler-Cadmore, no run, nicely flighted, spins away from the bat as Kohler-Cadmore heaves across the line, Wilson whips off the bails for good measure


Peterson to Kohler-Cadmore, OUT, bowled him, the batsman drags on! Maybe a bit quicker from Peterson, quite wide and Kohler-Cadmore aimed a booming drive, deflected the ball on to his timbers

T Kohler-Cadmore b Peterson 13 (13m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

In comes Colin Munro, fresh from scoring 151 for New Zealand A a couple of days ago


Peterson to Munro, FOUR, what a shot first ball, shifts his stance and flat-bats an audacious reverse-sweep through midwicket for a flat four


Peterson to Munro, no run, tries to hit through the same area again, this time misses out as Peterson darts it a little wider

End of over 7 (6 runs) Worcestershire 43/2

    • C Munro 4 (2b 1x4)
    • RK Oliver 12 (15b)
    • RJ Peterson 1-0-6-1
    • Azhar Mahmood 2-0-12-0

Spin at both ends, the veteran's veteran Gareth Batty into the attack


Batty to Oliver, 1 run, full and flighted on the stumps, nudged into a gap on the leg side


Batty to Munro, no run, angled in from around the wicket, on to the pads, flicks and misses


Batty to Munro, no run


Batty to Munro, 1 run, tossed up, gets a stride in an punches one more down the ground


Batty to Oliver, no run, flighted, on the stumps, attempted sweep and the ball loops up down the pitch as Oliver quickly turns to regain his ground


Batty to Oliver, 1 run, angled in with the arm and tucked through square leg

End of over 8 (3 runs) Worcestershire 46/2

    • RK Oliver 14 (18b)
    • C Munro 5 (5b 1x4)
    • GJ Batty 1-0-3-0
    • RJ Peterson 1-0-6-1

Matt Dunn replaces Peterson after one, wicket-taking over


Dunn to Oliver, 1 run, quick and full outside off, Oliver opens up his shoulders and slices one over point


Dunn to Munro, no run, back of a length, climbing up towards the ribs, Munro hops back and defends


Dunn to Munro, OUT, bowled him, middle stump is flat on the ground and Munro is outtathere! Fast and straight, Munro aimed a little dab at it, missed and took his punishment, smack into the top of middle

C Munro b Dunn 5 (6m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Ross Whiteley is at No. 5. Worcestershire feeling the heat here


Dunn to Whiteley, no run, banged in short, scrambled seam and flashes past the outside edge as he sat back and fended at it


Dunn to Whiteley, no run, pitched up around off stump, driven into the covers but can't get it through


Dunn to Whiteley, 1 run, in the channel, length ball and clips the toe of the bat as Whiteley wafts at it, Dilshan runs in from backward point but they pick up a comfortable single

End of over 9 (2 runs) Worcestershire 48/3

    • RA Whiteley 1 (3b)
    • RK Oliver 15 (19b)
    • MP Dunn 1-0-2-1
    • GJ Batty 1-0-3-0

Batty to Whiteley, 1 run, angled in with the arm, middle and leg and flicked through square for one more


Batty to Oliver, FOUR, boundary for Oliver, who probably represents Worcestershire's best chance of a defendable score here, tossed up and swept hard through backward square leg

Who would have thought we'd be saying that about the former Shropshire captain at the start of the season?


Batty to Oliver, 1 run, nurdled into a gap for another single


Batty to Whiteley, 1 run, flighted outside off, punches one off the front foot


Batty to Oliver, 1 run, tossed up in the channel, swings hard and thick-edges to backward point, the throw comes in to the bowler's end but Oliver was home


Batty to Whiteley, 2 runs, on the stumps, slogs across the line, not a great connection but a misfield at deep midwicket means they can come back for two

At halfway, Worcestershire are still stuck in second

End of over 10 (10 runs) Worcestershire 58/3

    • RA Whiteley 5 (6b)
    • RK Oliver 21 (22b 1x4)
    • GJ Batty 2-0-13-0
    • MP Dunn 1-0-2-1

Dunn to Oliver, no run, swing and a miss, length delivery from Dunn and just beaten for pace, I think


Dunn to Oliver, 2 runs, angled across, fullish and speared through the covers for a couple


Dunn to Oliver, FOUR, fractionally overpitched and this is skelped down the ground by Oliver, four more, lofted over mid-off and away to the fence


Dunn to Oliver, 1 run, straighter line, touch short, swivels on it and pulls one through backward square


Dunn to Whiteley, 1 run, dug in again, Whiteley rocks back and pulls into the ground in front of square leg


Dunn to Oliver, no run, length ball around leg stump, Oliver backed away, swings and fails to connect again

End of over 11 (8 runs) Worcestershire 66/3

    • RK Oliver 28 (27b 2x4)
    • RA Whiteley 6 (7b)
    • MP Dunn 2-0-10-1
    • GJ Batty 2-0-13-0

Batty to Whiteley, FOUR, floated up on leg stump, Whiteley shuffles out of his crease and clubs the ball out to wide long-on for his first boundary


Batty to Whiteley, 1 run, comes forward again, bunts this one down the ground


Batty to Oliver, 1 run, flighted on the stumps, gets down on one knee and sweeps behind square


Batty to Whiteley, SIX, tossed up, gets out to it and comes off the toe, the bat turning in the hands... but it sails all the way at wide long-on! First six of the match, though Batty is less than gruntled, as it was nowhere near being middled


Batty to Whiteley, OUT, revenge, bowled neck and crop! Whiteley advanced to slog over cow corner again, maybe pushed through a touch quicker, slipped between bat and pad and rattled the woodwork. Batty is pumped, effing and jeffing away to his team-mates

RA Whiteley b Batty 17 (11m 11b 1x4 1x6) SR: 154.54

In comes Ben Cox... He can tonk it


Batty to Cox, FOUR, slightly wide and the right-hander rocks back, pierces the off side with a well-timed drive for four

End of over 12 (16 runs) Worcestershire 82/4

    • OB Cox 4 (1b 1x4)
    • RK Oliver 29 (28b 2x4)
    • GJ Batty 3-0-29-1
    • MP Dunn 2-0-10-1

Dunn to Oliver, 1 run, nudges off the hips down to fine leg


Dunn to Cox, 1 run, shortish, Cox pulls and gets an edge on to his pads, Batty picks up at short cover but his throw misses - a direct hit would have been close


Dunn to Oliver, 1 run, length ball angled across in the channel, chops with a horizontal bat through point


Dunn to Cox, OUT, beaten for pace and the stumps are destroyed again by Dunn! Brutal, another batsman ripped out, tentative shot from Cox and he lost middle and off, comprehensively uprooted

OB Cox b Dunn 5 (3m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

Out comes Joe Leach at No. 7... "I wonder if he can stick around," chuckles Gnasher, to my left


Dunn to Leach, 1 run, steams in and fires this on middle and leg, 89mph and rapped on the pads but Leach is saved by an inside edge, deflects into the off side for a single


Dunn to Oliver, no run, full and wide, Oliver swipes into the off side but it's stopped at extra cover

End of over 13 (4 runs) Worcestershire 86/5

    • RK Oliver 31 (31b 2x4)
    • J Leach 1 (1b)
    • MP Dunn 3-0-14-2
    • GJ Batty 3-0-29-1

Batty continues into his fourth over, Worcestershire still under the pump


Batty to Leach, 1 run, over the wicket, tossed up outside off stump and Leach runs one off the open face to short third man


Batty to Oliver, 1 run, full on off stump, stroked through the covers


Batty to Leach, no run, tossed up on middle and off, driven firmly but Batty cuts it off in his follow through


Batty to Leach, no run, flighted around off stump, worked to leg, they think about one but Oliver sends his partner back


Batty to Leach, 1 run, tossed up, gets out to the pitch and punches one down the ground


Batty to Oliver, 1 run, goes back, slides the ball off the face down to short third man for another single

End of over 14 (4 runs) Worcestershire 90/5

    • RK Oliver 33 (33b 2x4)
    • J Leach 3 (5b)
    • GJ Batty 4-0-33-1
    • MP Dunn 3-0-14-2

Robin Peterson replaces Dunn


Peterson to Oliver, 1 run, lots of air, looped up on off stump, swings hard and slices one to backward point


Peterson to Leach, 2 runs, flighted on the stumps, comes forward and works down the ground towards long-on, good running brings them two


Peterson to Leach, 1 run, on the stumps and nudged through the leg side


Peterson to Oliver, 1 leg bye, tossed up, goes down on one knee to sweep, deflects away off the pads


Peterson to Leach, 1 run, on the stumps and nurdled away


Peterson to Oliver, 1 wide, down the leg side, misses trying to sweep


Peterson to Oliver, OUT, quicker ball, clatters into the stumps and Oliver misses aiming a heave to the leg side! Surrey have been good at hitting the wicket today, second for Peterson, just a dart on middle and leg and it skidded on under the bat

RK Oliver b Peterson 34 (60m 36b 2x4 0x6) SR: 94.44

End of over 15 (7 runs) Worcestershire 97/6

    • J Leach 7 (8b)
    • RJ Peterson 2-0-12-2
    • GJ Batty 4-0-33-1

Worcestershire are right in the sauce now, threatening not to use their allocation. Matt Dunn back on at the Vauxhall End


Dunn to Leach, no run, good length outside off, too quick for Leach, who swings and misses


Dunn to Leach, SIX, hello, that's sailed all the way over deep square leg! Dug in short by Dunn and Leach makes good use of the pace, clumps it over the shortened boundary


Dunn to Leach, FOUR, four more, some fight from Leach! Slightly full and wide and rifled through the covers, right out of the screws to the deep extra cover boundary


Dunn to Leach, 1 run, shortish, drops back and dads the ball for one behind square


Dunn to D'Oliveira, 1 wide, touch back of a length, down the leg side

Brett D'Oliveira, grandson of Basil, is Worcs No. 8


Dunn to D'Oliveira, 2 runs, comes down the pitch, plays on the up and steers down to long-on, they pick up a couple


Dunn to D'Oliveira, no run, skips out again, Dunn goes short and a little wide and D'Oliveira misses with a flailing bat

End of over 16 (14 runs) Worcestershire 111/6

    • BL D'Oliveira 2 (2b)
    • J Leach 18 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • MP Dunn 4-0-28-2
    • RJ Peterson 2-0-12-2

Jade Dernbach dons his cape and returns from the Pavilion End


Dernbach to Leach, 1 run, flicked through the leg side for one


Dernbach to D'Oliveira, 1 run, slower ball, comes forward and punches one through the covers


Dernbach to Leach, 1 run, good length, on the stumps and clipped away through backward square leg


Dernbach to D'Oliveira, 1 run, quick and full and straight, attempted leg-stump yorker from Dernbach and although it drifts on to the pads, D'Oliveira can't get any bat on it, squirts behind square on the off side


Dernbach to Leach, OUT, bowled, for the sixth time in the match! Dernbach's slower ball does it, 69mph and out the back of the hand, Leach thinks it is coming at him around waist height before it dipped on him, straight into the base of off stump and "pop" go the bails once again

J Leach b Dernbach 20 (16m 15b 1x4 1x6) SR: 133.33

Shaaiq Chowdhury is the new batsman


Dernbach to Choudhry, 1 wide, full and veering down the leg side, another wide


Dernbach to Choudhry, 2 runs, fast and on the stumps and worked into the leg side for a couple this time

End of over 17 (7 runs) Worcestershire 118/7

    • SH Choudhry 2 (1b)
    • BL D'Oliveira 4 (4b)
    • JW Dernbach 3-0-19-1
    • MP Dunn 4-0-28-2

Can Worcestershire get up to 140? Can they see out their overs? Azhar Mahmood returns, with Dunn having finished his allocation


Azhar Mahmood to D'Oliveira, FOUR, full and straight and cleverly played by Dolly III, scooped past Pietersen at short fine leg, that will run away


Azhar Mahmood to D'Oliveira, 1 run, full and straight and nurdled into the leg side


Azhar Mahmood to Choudhry, 1 run, pitched up outside off, opens the face and steers to point, Dunn collects and then nearly throws the ball away, they get one more


Azhar Mahmood to D'Oliveira, 1 run, perfect yorker on leg stump from Azhar, dug out into the leg side for a scrambled one


Azhar Mahmood to Choudhry, 1 run, pitched up and driven, uppish but short of extra cover, again they scuttle a single


Azhar Mahmood to D'Oliveira, 2 runs, clubbed down the ground, D'Oliveira danced out to make it a full length but didn't get much power on it, straight past the bowler but long-off gets across

End of over 18 (10 runs) Worcestershire 128/7

    • BL D'Oliveira 12 (8b 1x4)
    • SH Choudhry 4 (3b)
    • Azhar Mahmood 3-0-22-0
    • JW Dernbach 3-0-19-1

It's been a messy innings but, with a couple of spinners of their own, Worcestershire might be able to make a game of defending 140 on this pitch


Dernbach to Choudhry, OUT, full, straight, fantastic catch from Wilson... Gone! Not sure if this was given lbw or came off the edge but Rob Bailey has raised his finger. Choudhry tried to whip across the line, might have got outside off, in which case the lbw was unfortunate, super take from Wilson but don't think there was any bat involved

SH Choudhry lbw b Dernbach 4 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

It's Mitchell Johnson Jack Shantry in at No. 10


Dernbach to Shantry, 1 run, pitched up and steered through the covers


Dernbach to D'Oliveira, 1 run, slower ball out the back of the hand, gets this a bit wrong but the full toss is not called no-ball, D'Oliveira gloves it away behind square


Dernbach to Shantry, no run, good pace and swerving across the left-hander, who pokes and misses


Dernbach to Shantry, no run, quick and over the stumps and beaten again


Dernbach to Shantry, 1 run, length delivery, Shantry makes room and manages to squeeze this down the ground for one

End of over 19 (3 runs) Worcestershire 131/8

    • JD Shantry 2 (4b)
    • BL D'Oliveira 13 (9b 1x4)
    • JW Dernbach 4-0-22-2
    • Azhar Mahmood 3-0-22-0

Azhar to bowl the final over...


Azhar Mahmood to Shantry, SIX, pitched up on leg stump, Shantry clears his front leg and clouts the ball over wide long-on, second six to that part of the ground, via an agricultural whack


Azhar Mahmood to Shantry, OUT, around the wicket, angled in and rattles the stumps again! Shantry was aiming the kitchen sink over extra cover but had his pipework rearranged by a well-directed yorker

JD Shantry b Azhar Mahmood 8 (5m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 133.33

Mitch McClenaghan is last man in for Worcs, who are limping towards the line


Azhar Mahmood to McClenaghan, 1 run, full and on off stump from around the wicket, McClenaghan plays this off the back of the bat for a single wide of short third man... Interesting stroke


Azhar Mahmood to D'Oliveira, 1 run, full toss, following the batsman as he backed outside leg stump, squirts one into the midwicket region


Azhar Mahmood to McClenaghan, 2 runs, full and straight again, they scramble back for a second after McClenaghan hoicked into a gap


Azhar Mahmood to McClenaghan, no run, good death bowling from Azhar, full outside off and there's a mighty swing and miss from Mitch, thinks about running but Wilson scampers up and he decides to ground his bat. McClenaghan and Azhar exchange grins

4pm: That's the innings wrapped, Surrey need 142 to reach Finals Day. With Jason Roy, Dilshan and KP in the top three, you have to fancy Surrey to blaze a path to the semi-finals... but Worcestershire have a few bowlers canny enough to exploit a slow pitch. Join us in 10 for the run chase.

End of over 20 (10 runs) Worcestershire 141/9

    • MJ McClenaghan 3 (3b)
    • BL D'Oliveira 14 (10b 1x4)
    • Azhar Mahmood 4-0-32-1
    • JW Dernbach 4-0-22-2