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

Quick turnaround at The Oval and we're about to get going again. Jack Shantry will take the first over from the Vauxhall Road End

0.1

Shantry to Roy, no run, over the wicket, angled across the right-handed Roy, who swings and misses, Cox is up at the wicket to take it

0.2

Shantry to Roy, FOUR, good length, cramps him a bit outside off stump and thick-edged wide of the diving Mitchell for a boundary to third man

0.3

Shantry to Roy, no run, touch short at Roy advances, gets tangled up in his pads trying to hit across the line

0.4

Shantry to Roy, SIX, launched over wide long-off! This goes several rows back into the crowd, slightly wide and Roy climbs into Shantry's gentle medium pace

0.5

Shantry to Roy, 1 run, back of a length on the stumps and nurdled away to the leg side

0.6

Shantry to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan plays his first ball respectfully, defending a length ball back down the track

End of over 1 (11 runs) Surrey 11/0 (131 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 11.00, RRR: 6.89)

    • TM Dilshan 0 (1b)
    • JJ Roy 11 (5b 1x4 1x6)
    • JD Shantry 1-0-11-0

Mitchell McClenaghan will bwol from the other end

1.1

McClenaghan to Roy, no run, short of a length but doesn't bounce as high as Roy expects, clatters into the protective area around the groinal, er, region

1.2

McClenaghan to Roy, no run, genuine bouncer this time, Roy swings and misses again

1.3

McClenaghan to Roy, FOUR, pitched up, pushes at it slightly down the wrong line but a thick edge squirts away low through backward point for another four

1.4

McClenaghan to Roy, SIX, length ball from McClenaghan, baseballed into the stands at deep midwicket, shimmy down the pitch and a clean swing of the arms - another sixer for Roy

1.5

McClenaghan to Roy, FOUR, lovely stroke, four more through the covers! Dropped short as Roy makes to advance, stays on top of the bounce as whistles the shot away

1.6

McClenaghan to Roy, FOUR, full and on leg stump, another boundary, fourth in a row! Just a flick and it beats the fielder at short fine leg

What a start for Surrey, grabbing the game by its scruff... Roy has all their runs so far

End of over 2 (18 runs) Surrey 29/0 (113 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 14.50, RRR: 6.27)

    • JJ Roy 29 (11b 4x4 2x6)
    • TM Dilshan 0 (1b)
    • MJ McClenaghan 1-0-18-0
    • JD Shantry 1-0-11-0
2.1

Shantry to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan gets off the mark, comes forward and lifts Shantry over midwicket

2.2

Shantry to Roy, FOUR, outrageous from Roy, takes a length ball from outside leg stump and paddles it over backward point, just a reverse flick but it nearly carried off the away

2.3

Shantry to Roy, no run, angled across, mistimes this, chopping into the ground

2.4

Shantry to Roy, 1 run, good length, pushes a little tentatively at this, inside-edged past the stumps for a single

2.5

Shantry to Dilshan, OUT, slower ball, Dilshan scoops... but it's all loop and no trousers, sailing gently to short fine leg running to his right! Dilshan fails to join Roy at the gun show, his trademark shot his undoing, Worcestershire have a much-needed breakthrough

TM Dilshan c Choudhry b Shantry 1 (10m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Kevin Pietersen strides out, with time to settle in

2.6

Shantry to Roy, no run, fullish and met coming forwards for a single pushed into the covers

End of over 3 (6 runs) Surrey 35/1 (107 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 11.66, RRR: 6.29)

    • JJ Roy 34 (15b 5x4 2x6)
    • KP Pietersen 0 (0b)
    • JD Shantry 2-0-17-1
    • MJ McClenaghan 1-0-18-0

Mitchell makes his first bowling change, Joe Leach replacing McClenaghan after that mauling from Roy

3.1

Leach to Pietersen, no run, over the wicket, good length around off stump, defended cautiously by KP

3.2

Leach to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, goes across his stumps and flicks at the ball, ricochets behind square on the leg side

3.3

Leach to Roy, 1 wide, back of a length outside off, Cox takes it standing up to the wicket as Roy chops at it... called wide

3.3

Leach to Roy, no run, beaten this time, touch short and wide and Roy fails to get bat on it

3.4

Leach to Roy, FOUR, flayed through the covers, backs away and pierces the ring with another venemous blow

3.5

Leach to Roy, FOUR, width again from Leach and Roy is batting like a threshing machine here, bit of a top-edged cut but it flies over backward point and away for four

3.6

Leach to Roy, FOUR, smashed down the ground this time! Straighter from Leach, length delivery and Roy swats it imperiously back past the bowler

End of over 4 (14 runs) Surrey 49/1 (93 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 12.25, RRR: 5.81)

    • JJ Roy 46 (19b 8x4 2x6)
    • KP Pietersen 0 (2b)
    • J Leach 1-0-13-0
    • JD Shantry 2-0-17-1

Switch of ends for McClenaghan

4.1

McClenaghan to Pietersen, no run, pitched up from over the wicket on off stump, driven along the ground to mid-off

4.2

McClenaghan to Pietersen, FOUR, whipped through mid-on, lovely timing from Pietersen, strong wrist work to take a full ball from around off stump

4.3

McClenaghan to Pietersen, no run, speared across and hit on the up with a lacerating cover drive, snapped up by the man on the edge of the ring

4.4

McClenaghan to Pietersen, FOUR, slightly short, fast hands from Pietersen as he sits back and crunches a pull shot through backward square leg

4.5

McClenaghan to Pietersen, 1 run, short again, swatted on the pull but this time straight to deep square leg

4.6

McClenaghan to Roy, SIX, slower ball from McClenaghan, spotted by Roy and boomed over long-off again! Six more, soaring into the crowd - that's his half-century, from an eyebrow-frazzling 20 balls

Surrey have already his at many boundaries - 10 fours and three sixes - as Worcs did in their entire innings

End of over 5 (15 runs) Surrey 64/1 (78 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 12.80, RRR: 5.20)

    • JJ Roy 52 (20b 8x4 3x6)
    • KP Pietersen 9 (7b 2x4)
    • MJ McClenaghan 2-0-33-0
    • J Leach 1-0-13-0

What did I say about Worcs making this hard for Surrey...? Jack Shantry back on for Leach

5.1

Shantry to Pietersen, 1 run, slightly short and straight, flicked off the pads

5.2

Shantry to Roy, 2 byes, unluckly, rolls this out the back of the hand and Roy is beaten hitting across the line, bounces over leg stump and deflects away off Cox's gloves, the keeper was standing up... Just prevented from reaching the boundary

5.3

Shantry to Roy, no run, angled across, makes room but smacked to cover from the crease

5.4

Shantry to Roy, OUT, got him, mistimed to mid-on! Shantry rolled his fingers over it again, looked like he was going to get crumped down the ground again but couldn't clear the man

JJ Roy c Mitchell b Shantry 52 (23m 23b 8x4 3x6) SR: 226.08

A sensational innings comes to an end - but Jason Roy has almost certainly already ended Worcestershire's hopes. In comes Gary Wilson at No. 4

5.5

Shantry to Wilson, 1 run, gets forward and drives a single through the covers to get off the mark first ball

5.6

Shantry to Pietersen, no run, stands tall on the stumps, forces away from the body and gets an inside edge

End of over 6 (4 runs) Surrey 68/2 (74 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 11.33, RRR: 5.28)

    • KP Pietersen 10 (9b 2x4)
    • GC Wilson 1 (1b)
    • JD Shantry 3-0-19-2
    • MJ McClenaghan 2-0-33-0

Powerplay done with, Surrey are almost halfway to their target. Shaaiq Choudhry, the left-arm spinner, comes into the attack

6.1

Choudhry to Wilson, 1 run, floated up on middle and leg from around the wicket, glanced through square

Might Cox have a few chirps at KP about his favourite SLA?

6.2

Choudhry to Pietersen, 1 run, very full, outside leg, worked away without drama

6.3

Choudhry to Wilson, 1 run, tossed up around off stump, comes forward and drives through the covers

6.4

Choudhry to Pietersen, 1 run, full and flighted, outside off, again pushed comfortably through the covers

6.5

Choudhry to Wilson, 3 runs, flighted on off stump, reverse-swept fine past the keeper, good bit of work to prevent it running for four at third man

6.6

Choudhry to Pietersen, no run, drags this down as KP advances, padded away into the off side

End of over 7 (7 runs) Surrey 75/2 (67 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 10.71, RRR: 5.15)

    • KP Pietersen 12 (12b 2x4)
    • GC Wilson 6 (4b)
    • SH Choudhry 1-0-7-0
    • JD Shantry 3-0-19-2

Leach back on

7.1

Leach to Wilson, no run

7.2

Leach to Wilson, no run, goes back and punches into the off side

7.3

Leach to Wilson, no run, in the channel outside off, slightly back of a length and dabbed towards mid-off from the crease

7.4

Leach to Wilson, 1 run, pitched up, comes forward and steers a drive in front of square

7.5

Leach to Pietersen, no run, length ball outside off, free swing of the arms and they take another single through the covers

7.6

Leach to Pietersen, 1 run, good length outside off, chopped through square

Good over from Leach, though there's already a lot of blood on the floor

End of over 8 (2 runs) Surrey 77/2 (65 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 9.62, RRR: 5.41)

    • KP Pietersen 13 (14b 2x4)
    • GC Wilson 7 (8b)
    • J Leach 2-0-15-0
    • SH Choudhry 1-0-7-0

Daryl Mitchell to bowl his dobblers now

8.1

Mitchell to Pietersen, 1 run, slower ball (though they're all pretty slow), leading edge to short third man from Pietersen and they trot one

8.2

Mitchell to Wilson, FOUR, crafty work from Wilson, on the stumps and reverse-swept through point for his first boundary

8.3

Mitchell to Wilson, 1 run, another cutter from Mitchell, slipping down the leg side, Wilson flicks to short fine leg

8.4

Mitchell to Pietersen, FOUR, down the leg side again, plenty of time for Pietersen to play a French cricket-style thwack to fine leg

8.5

Mitchell to Pietersen, no run, can't get this away

8.6

Mitchell to Pietersen, 1 run, wicket to wicket, nurdled into a gap at midwicket

End of over 9 (11 runs) Surrey 88/2 (54 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 9.77, RRR: 4.90)

    • KP Pietersen 19 (18b 3x4)
    • GC Wilson 12 (10b 1x4)
    • DKH Mitchell 1-0-11-0
    • J Leach 2-0-15-0
9.1

Leach to Pietersen, no run, length ball outside off, 80mph but Pietersen seemed to misjudge it and missed with an expansive drive

9.2

Leach to Pietersen, 1 run, on the stumps, worked through the leg side for a single

9.3

Leach to Wilson, no run, pitched up, maybe taking the pace off, full and skidding under the bat outside off

9.4

Leach to Wilson, no run, Leach is having some success here, in the channel outside off and past the bat again

9.5

Leach to Wilson, OUT, banged in short, skids on again and Wilson miscues to midwicket! Big top edge from the Surrey captain, he couldn't get Leach away and has paid with his wicket

GC Wilson c Shantry b Leach 12 (15m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 92.30

A glimmer for Worcestershire? Surrey made a meal of chasing less than this against Middlesex a week or so ago... Here's Rory Burns, though the batsmen had crossed

9.6

Leach to Pietersen, FOUR, pitched up outside off and this is authoritatively dispatched through extra cover by Pietersen, big stride and using his long reach to thrash the ball to the boundary

End of over 10 (5 runs) Surrey 93/3 (49 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 9.30, RRR: 4.90)

    • KP Pietersen 24 (21b 4x4)
    • RJ Burns 0 (0b)
    • J Leach 3-0-20-1
    • DKH Mitchell 1-0-11-0

Halfway through, Surrey need 49 from 60 balls. A doddle... Shaaiq Choudhry back on

10.1

Choudhry to Burns, 5 wides, starts with an awful delivery down the leg side, Cox can't get to it and the ball runs away for five wides

10.1

Choudhry to Burns, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, Burns punches a single to long-on

10.2

Choudhry to Pietersen, FOUR, length ball outside off, dismissively put away for four through the covers, no troubles for Pietersen against this left-arm spinner

10.3

Choudhry to Pietersen, no run, goes back and pushed into the off side

10.4

Choudhry to Pietersen, no run, tossed up, rocks on to the back foot and crunches the ball to extra cover

10.5

Choudhry to Pietersen, no run, off-stump line, scuttles on a little low and nearly defeats Pietersen, who chops into the ground

10.6

Choudhry to Pietersen, 1 run, tossed up, pushed away for a single

End of over 11 (11 runs) Surrey 104/3 (38 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 9.45, RRR: 4.22)

    • KP Pietersen 29 (26b 5x4)
    • RJ Burns 1 (1b)
    • SH Choudhry 2-0-18-0
    • J Leach 3-0-20-1
11.1

Leach to Pietersen, OUT, slightly short, pulled... straight to mid-on! Now KP gives it away, Surrey are four down and doing their best to make a Horlicks of things... Leach gets his second wicket, wasn't quite there for the shot and spliced to the fielder

KP Pietersen c Kohler-Cadmore b Leach 29 (33m 27b 5x4 0x6) SR: 107.40

Out comes Azhar Mahmood

11.2

Leach to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, fullish around off stump, driven off the front foot to mid-off set back a little, easy single

11.3

Leach to Burns, 1 run, over the wicket, leg-stump line to the lefty and worked away through square

11.4

Leach to Azhar Mahmood, OUT, punched into the off side, there's a misfield, a mix-up... and Burns is run out by a direct hit from D'Oliveira! Burns was halfway down when Azhar sent him back, D'Oliveira swooped from cover after point had initially stopped the ball, he turned and realised which end to go for, direct hit aiming at one-and-a-half stumps

RJ Burns run out 2 (9m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Well, Surrey definitely in some bother now, Robin Peterson to the middle

11.5

Leach to Azhar Mahmood, no run, angling in from wide of the stumps and chopped into the leg side from the crease

11.6

Leach to Azhar Mahmood, no run, length ball outside off, Azhar drives at it and bottom edges down on to the pitch

End of over 12 (2 runs) Surrey 106/5 (36 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 8.83, RRR: 4.50)

    • Azhar Mahmood 1 (4b)
    • RJ Peterson 0 (0b)
    • J Leach 4-0-22-2
    • SH Choudhry 2-0-18-0

Worcestershire are scrapping with all their might here, keeping the field up in search of wickets... Mitchell McClenaghan coming back on, bringing some extra firepower. He has a slip in

12.1

McClenaghan to Peterson, FOUR, pitched up outside off, Peterson takes half a stride and clubs a sweetly struck drive through the covers for four!

12.2

McClenaghan to Peterson, no run, beaten this time, maybe rolled the fingers overs it, pushing and missing around off stump

12.3

McClenaghan to Peterson, no run, charges in, on a length outside off and mistimed into the covers

12.4

McClenaghan to Peterson, no run, good length and nicely played with an open bat face, behind point by Ross Whiteley seizes on it to prevent a run

12.5

McClenaghan to Peterson, 1 run, short ball, pulled into the ground through midwicket

12.6

McClenaghan to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, another short ball, pulled through backward square by Azhar for one more

End of over 13 (6 runs) Surrey 112/5 (30 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 8.61, RRR: 4.28)

    • Azhar Mahmood 2 (5b)
    • RJ Peterson 5 (5b 1x4)
    • MJ McClenaghan 3-0-39-0
    • J Leach 4-0-22-2

Just 30 required from seven overs... Jack Shantry back on

13.1

Shantry to Azhar Mahmood, no run, over the wicket to the right-hander, length ball on off stump and respectfully defended

13.2

Shantry to Azhar Mahmood, no run, gets on the front foot and defends into the ground

13.3

Shantry to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, little bit wide from Shantry and Azhar slashes at it, thick edge through backward point for one

13.4

Shantry to Peterson, 1 leg bye, incutter from Shantry, hits Peterson on the back pad but probably a little high, deflects to short third man

13.5

Shantry to Azhar Mahmood, SIX, walloped, six over deep midwicket! Emphatic stroke from Azhar, swatting across the line and the ball cannoned off the middle of the bat

13.6

Shantry to Azhar Mahmood, no run, goes around the wicket, slower ball on the stumps, carefully defended

End of over 14 (8 runs) Surrey 120/5 (22 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 8.57, RRR: 3.66)

    • Azhar Mahmood 9 (10b 1x6)
    • RJ Peterson 5 (6b 1x4)
    • JD Shantry 4-0-26-2
    • MJ McClenaghan 3-0-39-0
14.1

McClenaghan to Peterson, 1 run, length ball around off stump, Peterson drives and it comes off the inside half of the bat, single towards mid-on

14.2

McClenaghan to Azhar Mahmood, OUT, around the wicket, dug in short and top-edged to fine leg! McClenaghan roars in delight, the ball was fast and cramped the batsman, couldn't control the shot and Worcestershire have another

Azhar Mahmood c Leach b McClenaghan 9 (15m 11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 81.81

Surrey's nerves jangle again, out comes Zafar Ansari

14.3

McClenaghan to Peterson, 3 runs, nicely struck off the back foot, through the off side, misbegotten bit of relay fielding between Munro and D'Oliveira gifts them a couple more

14.4

McClenaghan to Ansari, no run

14.5

McClenaghan to Ansari, no run, pitched up outside off stump, Ansari goes back and shoulders arms

Still a slip in, Worcestershire have to bowl Surrey out to win this...

14.6

McClenaghan to Ansari, 1 run, goes around the wicket, short and slightly wide, tapped off the back foot behind point

End of over 15 (5 runs) Surrey 125/6 (17 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 8.33, RRR: 3.40)

    • ZS Ansari 1 (3b)
    • RJ Peterson 9 (8b 1x4)
    • MJ McClenaghan 4-0-44-1
    • JD Shantry 4-0-26-2

Colin Munro on, wicket to wicket, you expect

15.1

Munro to Ansari, 1 run, slightly short outside off, steered down to third man off the back foot

15.2

Munro to Peterson, 1 wide, signalled wide, though it didn't look particularly errant as it sailed past Peterson, playing back

15.2

Munro to Peterson, 1 run, on the stumps and nudged through backward square

15.3

Munro to Ansari, OUT, nippy bouncer from Munro, swishes at it, there's glove involved - Ansari is gone, caught by the keeper trotting to his right! Another one gone, they are chipping away. Smartly bowled by Munro, though not very well played

ZS Ansari c †Cox b Munro 2 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Out comes Gareth Batty, feisty chap if ever there was one. Mitchell has a slip in

15.4

Munro to Batty, no run, good length outside off and chopped into the off side

15.5

Munro to Batty, 1 run, short ball from Munro, pulled powerfully, looked to be beating Oliver at deep midwicket but he sticks out a hand and pulls off a terrific stop

15.6

Munro to Peterson, FOUR, short ball, taking the pace off but Peterson plays it well, delayed the pull and then got it fine, runs for a potentially vital boundary

End of over 16 (8 runs) Surrey 133/7 (9 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 8.31, RRR: 2.25)

    • RJ Peterson 14 (10b 2x4)
    • GJ Batty 1 (2b)
    • C Munro 1-0-8-1
    • MJ McClenaghan 4-0-44-1

Down to brass tacks now, Surrey only need nine, three wickets still standing... Choudhry backon

16.1

Choudhry to Batty, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, drops back and cuts a single through square

I think Batty is being told to calm down by the umpires... Sounds about right

16.2

Choudhry to Peterson, SIX, down on one knee, slogged over wide long-on, that could be decisive, Peterson hitting with the turn and it sails into the crowd

Up comes the field, just a couple needed to win

16.3

Choudhry to Peterson, FOUR, tossed up, bit of a heave from Peterson and the ball disappears through mid-off, no one there, wins it with a four - Surrey win by three wickets and will go to Finals Day for the second year running

5.20pm: Well, it wasn't pretty, by any means, but Surrey dug themselves out of a hole of their own making to reach the last four of the Blast. Jason Roy got them well ahead with that 20-ball half-century and Robin Peterson kept cool at the end... It's tough on Worcestershire, who have still never got further than the quarter-finals, but their total never looked like being enough. All of Surrey's bowlers chipped in, only Richard Oliver and Joe Leach made it to 20 for Worcestershire; big city trumps small town again. With that dynamic in mind, Birmingham are the outsiders travelling to Chelmsford for the evening fixture, with the toss about to take place - join Gnasher for full commentary starting shortly.