Friends Provident t20, 2nd Semi-Final: Nottinghamshire v Somerset at Southampton, Aug 14, 2010
Friends Provident t20 - 2nd semi final
Somerset won by 3 runs (D/L method)
14 August 2010 (20-over match)

Okay we are live now. Players shake hands before the start of the match. Some sort of official hand-shaking ceremony. Tresco and Kieswetter walk out. Tresco plays shadow-drives as he walks out, wonder if he will get much to drive from Nannes. Sid, though, it is, to bowl the first over. One wide slip in place. Hampshire await. "Play"

Toss David Hussey has won the toss and Notts will be bowling first. Obviously with rain in the air, they will wants Messrs Duckworth and Lewis on their side. So we are all set up for a delicious contest: tresco and Kieswetter facing Dirk Nannes and Ryan Sidebottom. There is Kieron Pollard lurking somewhere in that middle order too. We start at 3.50pm

3.32pm We have toss in five minutes. And the game is due to start to ten to four. We will have a full game, but any more rain could spell loss of overs.

3.11pm More news. There is an inspection scheduled for 3.30pm. Things are looking good

3.07pm News is in. It will take about 20 minutes to get all the covers off. And as long as the toss can happen by ten to four, we won't have any reduction in overs

2.55pm Hello and welcome to the second semi-final of Friends Provident T20. If you had been following the first semi-final, you would of course know that rain started falling at the Rose Bowl even as Hampshire finished their win. There is better news. Andrew McGlashan tells me it has got much brighter than 10 minutes ago. Bright enough for the mascot race. Stay tuned for news on toss


Sidebottom to Trescothick, no run, back of a length, slight shape away from Tresco, left alone outside off


Sidebottom to Trescothick, 1 run, hint of a leading edge, movement away for Sid again, from short of a length, Tresco keeps it down, though, and gets a single to third man

It's bright and sunny, by the way


Sidebottom to Kieswetter, no run, angled across the right-hand batsman, left alone


Sidebottom to Kieswetter, 1 wide, movement into the batsman, but it started at leg stump, and went wide down the leg side


Sidebottom to Kieswetter, no run, sharp delivery, hits the bat hard, back of a length again, around off. Tresco wants a single to short cover, but is rightly sent back. David Hussey is too quick to allow that single


Sidebottom to Kieswetter, no run, fuller, swingier, towards off, right on target, defended back to the bowler


Sidebottom to Kieswetter, 1 wide, Kieswetter makes the big shuffle across to go over the on side, but Sidebottom is wide down the leg side anyway


Sidebottom to Kieswetter, no run, shorter, angled across him, played to cover

End of over 1 (3 runs) Somerset 3/0

    • C Kieswetter 0 (4b)
    • ME Trescothick 1 (2b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 1-0-3-0

Time for Nannes the Menace now. Check those speed guns


Nannes to Trescothick, no run, oh what a start, bouncer, straight into the helmet. Tresco is in no position. He is beaten by sheer pace. What's more? Nannes tries to make a diving catch, suspecting there might have been some glove. Doesn't get there


Nannes to Trescothick, no run, back into that crease mate. Again hits his bat hard, length ball, but quick, pushing him back


Nannes to Trescothick, 1 run, slight room this time, steered away to third man


Nannes to Kieswetter, no run, 87mph, Kieswetter is backing away already, looking to use the pace, but beaten by the bounce


Nannes to Kieswetter, no run, stays in line this time, and defends a chest-high short ball. This is good stuff from Dirk


Nannes to Kieswetter, 1 run, backs away again, and the ball hits the bat, as opposed to the other way around, and bounces towards Sidebottom at third man. Nasser Hussain in the comm box unwittingly calls him Thirdbottom. The rest of the box says, "Not a bad nickname". No comments from our side

End of over 2 (2 runs) Somerset 5/0

    • C Kieswetter 1 (7b)
    • ME Trescothick 2 (5b)
    • DP Nannes 1-0-2-0

Surprise, surprise. Sidebottom has been taken off, and Braod been brought on. Not sure how smart it is to take off a bowler who has got off to a good start


Broad to Kieswetter, 1 run, single to cover, just drops and runs


Broad to Trescothick, FOUR, poor bowling, and Tresco likes the dip in pace. Long hop on the pads, with fine leg up in the circle, and Trersco is too good for these


Broad to Trescothick, FOUR, oh Tresco you beauty! Nonchalantly flicks this one over mid-on. Length ball, gentle pace, and just goes through with this shot


Broad to Trescothick, 1 run, slower ball, checks the shot, drops it into the off side, and takes a single


Broad to Kieswetter, no run, and Broad shows his pace here! 92mph, and Kieswetter who is charging at him, is nowhere near this bouncer


Broad to Kieswetter, 1 run, drops this towards points, and rushes through for one

End of over 3 (11 runs) Somerset 16/0

    • C Kieswetter 3 (10b)
    • ME Trescothick 11 (8b 2x4)
    • SCJ Broad 1-0-11-0

Nannes to Kieswetter, 2 runs, back of a length, in towards the hip, tucked away towards fine leg, and they rush through for two


Nannes to Kieswetter, 2 runs, bouncer again, Kieswetter looks to pull this time, it is a limp shot, but they don't have deep square leg


Nannes to Kieswetter, 1 leg bye, good work by Broad, this one was down the leg side, took a deflection off the thigh pad, and Broad made a good diving save at short fine


Nannes to Trescothick, no run, full and straight, nearly a yorker, played to short extra


Nannes to Trescothick, SIX, shot! thumped! This is when pace becomes your enemy. This is short, wide, quick, and he has upper-cut it over third man


Nannes to Trescothick, 2 runs, makes room to go through the off side again, this one jumps at him a bit, but he somehow finds the gap between backward point and cover-point

End of over 4 (13 runs) Somerset 29/0

    • ME Trescothick 19 (11b 2x4 1x6)
    • C Kieswetter 7 (13b)
    • DP Nannes 2-0-14-0

Sidebottom is back


Sidebottom to Kieswetter, no run, tries that cute shot over short fine, shuffling way too far, nowhere near the ball


Sidebottom to Kieswetter, 1 run, makes room, forehands this short ball to mid-on for one


Sidebottom to Trescothick, no run, yorker, right on target, dug out towards extra cover


Sidebottom to Trescothick, FOUR, beautiful shot! It is a slower ball, but Tresco makes room, waits and waits, and then square-cuts it off the stumps. Lovely


Sidebottom to Trescothick, 1 run, this time moves the other way, in front of stumps, looking into the on side, but ends up wasting a full toss for one run, straight to deep square leg


Sidebottom to Kieswetter, SIX, Kieswetter gets into the act. Stands his ground for a change, and finds that it's easier to hit the ball this way. Drives this with an open face, deliberately over covers, and there is enough in it to go for six

End of over 5 (12 runs) Somerset 41/0

    • C Kieswetter 14 (16b 1x6)
    • ME Trescothick 24 (14b 3x4 1x6)
    • RJ Sidebottom 2-0-15-0

Broad gets a change of ends


Broad to Trescothick, FOUR, clobbered! Broad starts with a long hop again, and Trescothick happily pulls it over midwicket


Broad to Trescothick, FOUR, full toss outside leg stump, and even though Tresco has backed away too early, he manages to put it past midwicket


Broad to Trescothick, 1 run, better delivery, not too short, not too full, Tresco gets a single to mid-on


Broad to Kieswetter, no run, short, tucking him up, defended to cover


Broad to Kieswetter, OUT, Kieswetter is gone! A shifty little innings ends. He pulls with eyes closed, heading going in some other direction, and the top edge is pouched by Ali Brown, running back from point

C Kieswetter c Brown b Broad 14 (27m 18b 0x4 1x6) SR: 77.77

Peter Trego, whose favourite film in Rocky, walks in, but Tresco is on strike


Broad to Trescothick, FOUR, and Tresco is on fire! Lovely shot again. This is short, angling away, Tresco sways away a bit to create room, and then guides it over the keeper's head. Top batting

End of over 6 (13 runs) Somerset 54/1

    • ME Trescothick 37 (18b 6x4 1x6)
    • PD Trego 0 (0b)
    • SCJ Broad 2-0-24-1

Samit Patel to bowl now


Patel to Trego, no run, turn right away, pitches off, breaking away, outside edge goes towards short third, along the ground


Patel to Trego, 2 runs, this is swept away powerfully, gets a couple to deep square


Patel to Trego, no run, slows this one up, defended back to the bowler


Patel to Trego, no run, flighted delivery again, Trego has to wait before he can hit, and he hits it back to the bowler


Patel to Trego, OUT, Patel has bowled a beauty here! Arm ball, pitched off, and skids through, Trego is waiting back and his bat is too late in coming down. Bye bye middle stump

PD Trego b Patel 2 (1m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Hildreth is the new man


Patel to Hildreth, 2 runs, and he gets off the mark with a bunt into the off side where Broad misfields and lets them come back for two

Lovely start from the rotund Samit Patel. Well, fat men can turn the ball too. Always good to watch them amid the fit machines created in gyms

End of over 7 (4 runs) Somerset 58/2

    • JC Hildreth 2 (1b)
    • ME Trescothick 37 (18b 6x4 1x6)
    • SR Patel 1-0-4-1

Swann to bowl now, round the stumps


Swann to Trescothick, 2 runs, and straight away he is swept away for two, wide of deep square


Swann to Trescothick, 1 run, reverse-sweep this time, more of a paddle, gets a single


Swann to Hildreth, 2 runs, Hildreth has played the reverse again, and it is sweetly timed, wide of deep point, comes back for two


Swann to Hildreth, 2 runs, this time he charges at Swann and chips him over extra cover for two


Swann to Hildreth, no run, well bowled, thrown a little wider, gets extra bounce, beats the sweep shot


Swann to Hildreth, no run, chips down the track, but ends up hitting this back to the bowler

End of over 8 (7 runs) Somerset 65/2

    • JC Hildreth 6 (5b)
    • ME Trescothick 40 (20b 6x4 1x6)
    • GP Swann 1-0-7-0

Again, Patel is taken off after one good, really good, over. Mullaney to bowl now. Not sure I like these tactics from D Hussey


Mullaney to Trescothick, FOUR, offcutter to begin with, and he steers this expertly between backward point and short extra


Mullaney to Trescothick, SIX, Tresco is playing a blinder here. One-handed six over extra cover! Length ball, and he chips it over the off side. What timing. Fifty up too


Mullaney to Trescothick, no run, shorter, quicker, played to cover


Mullaney to Trescothick, 1 run, hit in the air, towards long-off, gets a single


Mullaney to Hildreth, 1 run, driven down to long-on for one


Mullaney to Trescothick, FOUR, and another beautiful shot from Tresco, again to extra cover, this time along the ground. lovely timing

End of over 9 (16 runs) Somerset 81/2

    • ME Trescothick 55 (25b 8x4 2x6)
    • JC Hildreth 7 (6b)
    • SJ Mullaney 1-0-16-0

Swann to Hildreth, 1 run, reverse sweep again, this time just a single


Swann to Trescothick, 1 run, regulation sweep this time, another single


Swann to Hildreth, 2 runs, short, and punched away past extra cover


Swann to Hildreth, 1 run, driven to long-on for one


Swann to Trescothick, FOUR, slog-swept, in front of square, another four for Trescothick. He is playing some knock here


Swann to Trescothick, OUT, lovely spin bowling from Swann. He has been under the pump, and he comes up with this really slow offbreak, at 49.6mph. Tresco almost plays two shots, the final one being looking to run it down to third man. He is beaten, then overbalances, and Read is lightning quick to take the bails off. Superb innings, nonetheless

ME Trescothick st †Read b Swann 60 (42m 28b 9x4 2x6) SR: 214.28

End of over 10 (9 runs) Somerset 90/3

    • JC Hildreth 11 (9b)
    • GP Swann 2-0-16-1

Patel comes back


Patel to Hildreth, 1 run


Patel to de Bruyn, 1 run, low fullie, driven down to long-off


Patel to Hildreth, 1 run, swept away to deep square


Patel to de Bruyn, 2 runs, looks for the expansive drive, gets a thick outer edge, past point, gets two


Patel to de Bruyn, no run, flighted delivery, pushed to cover


Patel to de Bruyn, no run, flatter, played towards extra cover, another good over from Patel

End of over 11 (5 runs) Somerset 95/3

    • Z de Bruyn 3 (4b)
    • JC Hildreth 13 (11b)
    • SR Patel 2-0-9-1

Swann to Hildreth, 1 run


Swann to de Bruyn, no run, premeditated sweep, too short for the shot, and he is beaten


Swann to de Bruyn, 1 leg bye, again premeditates the sweep, misses, and gets a leg-bye


Swann to Hildreth, 1 run, slows this one down again, the batsman has to wait an eternity before cutting it away


Swann to de Bruyn, 1 run, chips down the track, and flicks it away to deep square


Swann to Hildreth, 1 run, reverse-sweep again, gets just a single past point

End of over 12 (5 runs) Somerset 100/3

    • JC Hildreth 16 (14b)
    • Z de Bruyn 4 (7b)
    • GP Swann 3-0-20-1

Patel to Hildreth, 1 run, low full toss, driven to long-off for one


Patel to de Bruyn, no run, nice dip on this, looks like a high fullie, but hits the bottom past of the bat, back to the bowler


Patel to de Bruyn, OUT, de Bruyn is run out! No eye contact, no calling here. Drilled to extra cover, at the edge of the circle. de Bruyn runs, Hidlreth takes two steps and stops. Hussey's throw is accurate, and de Bruyn keeps running towards the dugout

Z de Bruyn run out 4 (5m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Right. Hampshire didn't feel the need for KP, but Somerset have got one of their own. Enter Kieron Pollard


Patel to Pollard, 1 run, flat delivery, pushed through, Pollard takes a single into the on side


Patel to Hildreth, 1 run, slower through the air, hit over the bowler, eluding the right hand of Patel


Patel to Pollard, 1 run, looks for the powerful hit, gets the inside half of the bat, which results in a single into the on side

End of over 13 (4 runs) Somerset 104/4

    • KA Pollard 2 (2b)
    • JC Hildreth 18 (16b)
    • SR Patel 3-0-13-1

Swann to Pollard, 1 run, slows it down for Pollard too, he is stuck in the crease and has to wait for this one. Inside edge onto the pad, and then a single


Swann to Hildreth, no run, shapes up for the sweep, then looks to run this down to third man, ends up getting yorked


Swann to Hildreth, 1 run, shorter, quicker, pulled in the air, one bounce to deep midwicket


Swann to Pollard, 1 run, straighter one, punched down to long-off


Swann to Hildreth, OUT, lovely offspin bowling again. Thrown up generously, sucking him out of the crease. Hildreth is not quite to the pitch of it, and hits an easy return catch to Swann

JC Hildreth c & b Swann 19 (20m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00


Swann to Buttler, 1 run, low full toss, quicker delivery, pushed to long-off for one. End of a superb spell

End of over 14 (4 runs) Somerset 108/5

    • JC Buttler 1 (1b)
    • KA Pollard 4 (4b)
    • GP Swann 4-0-24-2

Patel to bowl his last over. He has been brilliant too


Patel to Buttler, 1 run, full and flat, worked away towards deep midwicket


Patel to Pollard, 1 run, short and quick, pushed down to long-on


Patel to Buttler, 1 run, chips down the track and gets a single to deep midwicket


Patel to Pollard, 1 run, first hard hit from Pollard, but along and down the ground


Patel to Buttler, 2 runs, nicely bowled, nicely played, slow through the air, and he has to wait for it after having come down the track, but he places it between the two deep fielders on the on side


Patel to Buttler, 1 run, pushes this one down to long-on for one

End of over 15 (7 runs) Somerset 115/5

    • JC Buttler 6 (5b)
    • KA Pollard 6 (6b)
    • SR Patel 4-0-20-1

Broad comes back now. Hasn't had a great match so far


Broad to Buttler, 1 run, short, into the hips, worked away for one


Broad to Pollard, 1 run, short again, around off, drops it into the off side for one


Broad to Buttler, no run, backs away too early. He actually posted it on Twitter before moving away from the stumps. Broad bowls a nice bouncer and follows him. All he can do is duck


Broad to Buttler, 1 run, Broad follows him again with a short one, this time he gets bat on the pull shot. Will be a single


Broad to Pollard, no run, sharp bouncer, 89.2mph, Pollard is beaten by the bounce


Broad to Pollard, no run, slower short ball, nicely bowled, Pollard is beaten by the pace this time

End of over 16 (3 runs) Somerset 118/5

    • KA Pollard 7 (9b)
    • JC Buttler 8 (8b)
    • SCJ Broad 3-0-27-1

Sidebottom comes back


Sidebottom to Buttler, SIX, and is welcomed back by this monstrous golf swing for six. Makes room early, gets under a length ball and swings it over midwicket, deep deep into the crowd


Sidebottom to Buttler, 2 runs, Sid bowls fuller, but Buttler finds the gap past extra cover, comes back for two


Sidebottom to Buttler, 1 run, in the block hole, will be just a single to extra cover

short third man, short fine leg


Sidebottom to Pollard, 1 leg bye, full and straight, Pollard gets a leg bye as he turns the bat face too early


Sidebottom to Buttler, FOUR, shot! superb! Again makes his first move too early, showing Sidebottom that he is going for the scoop over fine leg. Sidebottom goes for the yorker. It is a low full toss, and is sent over short fine


Sidebottom to Buttler, 2 runs, makes room to go over off side, doesn't quite get hold of it, but gets it wide enough of sweeper-cover to come back for two

End of over 17 (16 runs) Somerset 134/5

    • JC Buttler 23 (13b 1x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 7 (10b)
    • RJ Sidebottom 3-0-30-0

Broad to Pollard, no run, sharp, quick bouncer, 90.5mph, and he beats Pollard with the bounce


Broad to Pollard, 2 runs, this one doesn't quite get up, and he pulls it nicely, square of fine leg, comes back for two


Broad to Pollard, 1 run, slower bouncer, this one is forehanded towards deep midwicket, along the ground


Broad to Buttler, FOUR, slower ball goes wrong, turns into a gentle hit-me full toss outside off, and Buttler lofts it over point. No fuss


Broad to Buttler, SIX, Lovely shot again. Buttler is playing a lovely cameo. Makes room early, almost knows the bouncer is coming up, and he upper-cuts it over short third. The ball hits the rope on the full

As a result of that shot, third man goes up, fine leg comes up


Broad to Buttler, FOUR, and like good old Bradman used to do, Buttler goes to the area where the fielder has just been moved from. Shuffles across the stumps, and then paddle-scoops this over short fine

End of over 18 (17 runs) Somerset 151/5

    • JC Buttler 37 (16b 3x4 2x6)
    • KA Pollard 10 (13b)
    • SCJ Broad 4-0-44-1

Ordinary captaincy! Nannes, who has bowled only two overs, comes back to bowl No. 19


Nannes to Pollard, 2 runs, Pollard goes for the big swing over the on side, gets a thick edge towards vacant deep point


Nannes to Pollard, FOUR, this time it's the inner half of the Pollard bat that is doing the damage. looks to go down the ground, gets a thick inside edge past the diving short fine leg


Nannes to Pollard, 2 runs, superb running, mis-hits this full toss, but he hares back for two. The ball has hardly crossed the 30-yard circle down the ground


Nannes to Pollard, 1 run, goes for the big hit over the leg side, gets an inside edge onto the pad, steals a single

both fine leg and third man in the circle. Wait, both go back. Mid-off comes up


Nannes to Buttler, 3 runs, makes room for the big hit, gets an inside edge, between keeper and long leg. Crowd goes wild. Broad then puts in the desperate dive. Saves one run


Nannes to Pollard, FOUR, this time Pollard gets cute. Waits for this as Nannes gets the yorker wrong, and he scoops the full toss to fine leg for four

End of over 19 (16 runs) Somerset 167/5

    • KA Pollard 23 (18b 2x4)
    • JC Buttler 40 (17b 3x4 2x6)
    • DP Nannes 3-0-30-0

Sidebottom to finish off. 59 off the last five overs. Big finish, this


Sidebottom to Buttler, FOUR, lovely shot again, sees the mid-on up in the circle, and makes room and lofts this length ball over the very fielder.


Sidebottom to Buttler, no run, gets the yorker right, outside off, no contact with the bat


Sidebottom to Buttler, FOUR, beautiful, this is proper cricketing shot too. Just misses the yorker by inches, and he drives it past extra cover, all along the ground. Four more


Sidebottom to Buttler, FOUR, take a bow Josh Buttler, maiden fifty, and what an occasion to get it. Is expecting the short ball, and he pulls it to cow corner. Blinder from Buttler


Sidebottom to Buttler, 2 runs, hit wide of long-on, and they hare back for two


Sidebottom to Buttler, 1 run, makes room, doesn't get much on this yorker outside off, gets only a single

Josh Buttler has played a superb cameo here, completely outshining Kieron Pollard, and that takes some doing in T20 environment. Tresco was just as good earlier, and Notts have some target to get here. Do join us for the chase

End of over 20 (15 runs) Somerset 182/5

    • JC Buttler 55 (23b 6x4 2x6)
    • KA Pollard 23 (18b 2x4)
    • RJ Sidebottom 4-0-45-0





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