Friends Provident t20, Final: Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton, Aug 14, 2010
Hampshire won (lost fewer wickets)
14 August 2010 - night match (20-over match)

Hello and welcome, we have a final on our hands. Hosts Hampshire will face Somerset after two very exciting semi-finals. The weather is still murky but if the rain keeps away we'll still have 20 overs a side.

Somerset have won the toss and will bat. We saw from the semi how dangerous Somerset's batsmen are. Trescothick looked in very fine touch on his way to a 28-ball 60, Buttler was superb as well so there will be plenty of pressure on Hampshire's bowlers. Dominic Cork will lead their attack but look out for Danny Briggs, the 19-year-old left-arm spinner bowled beautifully to help sink Essex earlier today and this pitch is really beginning to turn.

Good news, the darkest clouds seemed to have moved away so we should have a full game for the final. The players are out there now, time for a final word, or bark, from captain Cork. He is bristling now, got his game face very much on. He will get things going against his opposite number Marcus Trescothick. Massive roar from the crowd, here we go...

0.1

Cork to Trescothick, 3 runs, bit of movement first up, swinging in and it slides off an inside edge down towards the fine leg boundary, plenty of sliding around from the fielders it's still very damp out there

0.2

Cork to Kieswetter, no run, beaten! Kieswetter looked nervy in the semi and he's fenced at it outside off stump

0.3

Cork to Kieswetter, no run, good work from the captain, zipping off the surface and it's straight, Kieswetter pats back to the bowler

0.4

Cork to Kieswetter, no run, this is a good start from Cork, he's settled his young side into the game here with accurate away swingers

0.5

Cork to Kieswetter, no run, smart work from Bates, standing up to the stumps, this ball swings past Kieswetter's attempted drive and Bates has the bails off in a flash

0.6

Cork to Kieswetter, 1 run, good opening over ends with Kieswetter dabbing into the leg side for one

Cork has done his job what can Chris Wood do? He's only 20.

End of over 1 (4 runs) Somerset 4/0

    • C Kieswetter 1 (5b)
    • ME Trescothick 3 (1b)
    • DG Cork 1-0-4-0
1.1

Wood to Kieswetter, no run, tidy start, on a length and line, Kieswetter content to punch to mid off

1.2

Wood to Kieswetter, no run, once again it's accurate, Kieswetter leaning forward and defending

1.3

Wood to Kieswetter, 2 runs, ooh, Kieswetter gives himself room, as he loves to do and bottom edges a cut shot down to a sliding third man

1.4

Wood to Kieswetter, 5 wides, oh dear, all wrong from the youngster, shoved a touch short and well down the leg side, with the keeper up to the stumps it could only have been five wides

1.4

Wood to Kieswetter, 1 run, you can see what Wood is trying to do, cramp Kieswetter for room, so this is on the hip and worked away round the corner for one

1.5

Wood to Trescothick, 1 run, Trescothick chops an off-stump delivery away to third man with complete certainty, he looks in very good nick

1.6

Wood to Kieswetter, no run, good finish to what would have been a very good over without the wide, on a length and line that Kieswetter can only defend back to the bowler

End of over 2 (9 runs) Somerset 13/0

    • C Kieswetter 4 (10b)
    • ME Trescothick 4 (2b)
    • CP Wood 1-0-9-0
2.1

Cork to Trescothick, (no ball) 1 run, sloppy from Cork, he's overstepped by a long way which means the next ball will be a free hit, but Kieswetter will have strike after Trescothick cut to third man

2.1

Cork to Kieswetter, FOUR, costly, very costly, not where Kieswetter was aiming but the free hit is sliced over cover for a boundary

2.2

Cork to Kieswetter, no run, much better from Cork, line and length, touch of away swing and Kieswetter content to block

2.3

Cork to Kieswetter, FOUR, poor delivery and Kieswetter punishes it, shoved down the leg side, Kieswetter helps it on its way to the fine leg boundary for four, and Somerset have got a good start now

2.4

Cork to Kieswetter, no run, back to a better line and it's patted gently to mid on

2.5

Cork to Kieswetter, no run, Kieswetter finds mid on with a firm clip off the front foot

2.6

Cork to Kieswetter, no run, ooh, leading edge from Kieswetter as he tried to nudge this into the leg side, it looped back but too wide for Cork to get hold of

End of over 3 (11 runs) Somerset 24/0

    • C Kieswetter 12 (16b 2x4)
    • ME Trescothick 5 (3b)
    • DG Cork 2-0-15-0
3.1

Wood to Trescothick, 1 run, Wood is lucky to get away with this, short and wide and Trescothick sliced his cut to third man

3.2

Wood to Kieswetter, no run, good from Wood, he just needs to sit in on this length and line, Kieswetter can only block

3.3

Wood to Kieswetter, 1 run, slightly leg-sided from Wood, but that is better than giving Kieswetter space outside off stump and it's dabbed to deep midwicket

3.4

Wood to Trescothick, 1 run, once again Trescothick is content to pick out third man with a dab

3.5

Wood to Kieswetter, 1 run, slightly back of a length, Kieswetter whips it to deep midwicket for a single

3.6

Wood to Trescothick, SIX, don't bowl there, don't bowl there to Trescothick - short and wide and it's clumped over deep cover for six. Turns a good over into a bad one

End of over 4 (10 runs) Somerset 34/0

    • ME Trescothick 13 (6b 1x6)
    • C Kieswetter 14 (19b 2x4)
    • CP Wood 2-0-19-0

Change of bowling, after that expensive over Cork has taken himself out and brought Abdul Razzaq into the attack.

4.1

Abdul Razzaq to Kieswetter, 1 run, decent start, outside off stump, Kieswetter looks quite calm and works it to third man

4.2

Abdul Razzaq to Trescothick, SIX, bosh! So simple from Trescothick. Gives himself a solid base by keeping quite still and swings through the line, sending the ball over mid on for another six

4.3

Abdul Razzaq to Trescothick, OUT, gone! That's the big wicket! Massive reaction from the Hampshire players, a filthy half-tracker does for Trescothick. Shot and he was looking to smash it over midwicket but couldn't time it and picked out the fielder

ME Trescothick c Christian b Abdul Razzaq 19 (18m 8b 0x4 2x6) SR: 237.50

4.4

Abdul Razzaq to Trego, no run, dreadful ball from Razzaq, short and wide and Trego murdered a cut shot straight to point

4.5

Abdul Razzaq to Trego, no run, this was slightly fuller but still plenty of space outside off, Trego crashes it again to point, where Vince fields smartly

4.6

Abdul Razzaq to Trego, 1 run, how has he got away with this!? Goodness me, short and Trego got a top-edge that evaded all the infielders and plopped down in a gap at midwicket

End of over 5 (8 runs) Somerset 42/1

    • PD Trego 1 (3b)
    • C Kieswetter 15 (20b 2x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 1-0-8-1

Another change he's Daniel Christian...

5.1

Christian to Trego, no run, starts with a back-of-a-length delivery that thuds into the pads

5.2

Christian to Trego, 1 run, players slipping everywhere! Kieswetter is actually lucky to get away with this, he was looking to come back for a second but Trego had slipped, the fielder on the boundary slipped as well so the throw that came in was a poor one and Kieswetter managed to turn back in time

5.3

Christian to Kieswetter, 1 wide, shoved too far down the leg side this time

5.3

Christian to Kieswetter, 1 run, once again it's a leg-stump line and nibbled for a single towards mid on

5.4

Christian to Trego, no run, heave-ho at thin air here, just an enormous swish - that's what he's there for, but he can't connect

5.5

Christian to Trego, 1 run, Trego manages to get bat on this one, not with any great timing, but collects one to deep midwicket

5.6

Christian to Kieswetter, 1 run, carefully worked away again from Kieswetter to end the Powerplay overs, he's not tried anything expansive yet

End of over 6 (5 runs) Somerset 47/1

    • C Kieswetter 17 (22b 2x4)
    • PD Trego 3 (7b)
    • DT Christian 1-0-5-0
6.1

Abdul Razzaq to Kieswetter, 1 run, Razzaq continues and Kieswetter times a forward block to cover, collecting a swift single

6.2

Abdul Razzaq to Trego, no run, big swing of the bat from Trego, but he can't connect again outside off

6.3

Abdul Razzaq to Trego, 1 wide, oops, Razzaq's slower ball goes utterly awry and bobbles away down the leg side

6.3

Abdul Razzaq to Trego, 1 run, the big swish connects this time, but it finds third man so will just be a single

6.4

Abdul Razzaq to Kieswetter, no run, good ball this from Razzaq, nothing fancy, just on a length and line and Kieswetter can't get much of it, patting back to the bowler

6.5

Abdul Razzaq to Kieswetter, 1 run, very controlled from Kieswetter, tapping it carefully to mid on, he looks like he's going to try and bat through the innings here

6.6

Abdul Razzaq to Trego, 1 run, Trego adopts the Kieswetter approach and carefully pushes to mid off for a strike-stealing single

End of over 7 (5 runs) Somerset 52/1

    • PD Trego 5 (10b)
    • C Kieswetter 19 (25b 2x4)
    • Abdul Razzaq 2-0-13-1

Well, we've all been waiting for this. Big occasion and here's Danny Briggs, just 19 years old

7.1

Briggs to Trego, 1 run, good start, touch of flight, Trego aimed an almighty mow but couldn't time it at all and picked up one

7.2

Briggs to Kieswetter, 1 run, Kieswetter much more controlled, dabbing a single to midwicket

7.3

Briggs to Trego, 1 run, lovely bowling, held back and Trego tried to cut but could only get a bottom edge for one

7.4

Briggs to Kieswetter, 2 runs, big sweep from Kieswetter, connects well but Wood fields excellently, sliding round the fine leg boundary

7.5

Briggs to Kieswetter, 1 leg bye, nicely bowled again, beats Kieswetter for lack of pace and thuds off the pads for a single

7.6

Briggs to Trego, FOUR, this time he's punished, another slow delivery and Trego gets down on one knee and heaves it through midwicket for four. Hampshire need a wicket now

End of over 8 (10 runs) Somerset 62/1

    • PD Trego 11 (13b 1x4)
    • C Kieswetter 22 (28b 2x4)
    • DR Briggs 1-0-9-0
8.1

Christian to Kieswetter, 1 run, short from Christian, gets up too and Kieswetter hops and guides it to third man

8.2

Christian to Trego, 1 run, another massive swing of the bat from Trego, again it's not quite timed but hit well enough to find long off

8.3

Christian to Kieswetter, 1 run, back of a length again and poked to point who slides as he fields

8.4

Christian to Trego, 1 run, yorker length this time, jabbed out to long on, the batsmen think about two but only a single is available

8.5

Christian to Kieswetter, 1 run, more intent from Kieswetter this time, giving himself room and picking out long off with a crisp drive

8.6

Christian to Trego, FOUR, shoved well down the leg side, poor finish to the over, Trego managed to poke a paddle sweep around off the toe of the bat for four

End of over 9 (9 runs) Somerset 71/1

    • PD Trego 17 (16b 2x4)
    • C Kieswetter 25 (31b 2x4)
    • DT Christian 2-0-14-0
9.1

Briggs to Kieswetter, no run, nicely bowled from Briggs, sliding it on quickly and Kieswetter defends

9.2

Briggs to Kieswetter, 1 run, the bowler is lucky here, full toss is smacked straight to deep square

9.3

Briggs to Trego, 1 run, Trego edges down the wicket, looking for another big shot, but he's beaten in the flight and tries to hit it too hard so it skews of an inside edge towards midwicket

9.4

Briggs to Kieswetter, 1 run, Kieswetter can't quite get a big shot away, instead this time inside-edged away for one

9.5

Briggs to Trego, 1 run, still Trego can't quite get hold of Briggs, clumping it to long off

9.6

Briggs to Kieswetter, 1 run, good over that ends with a sweep to fine leg, but still no wicket for Hampshire and Somerset are well in control at the halfway stage

End of over 10 (5 runs) Somerset 76/1

    • C Kieswetter 28 (35b 2x4)
    • PD Trego 19 (18b 2x4)
    • DR Briggs 2-0-14-0

Thanks Sahil. Well, Somerset haven't quite got their momentum going yet but with all this rain around this is quite a sticky surface to be playing on and in truth 77 after 10 isn't at all bad

10.1

Abdul Razzaq to Kieswetter, 1 wide, speared down the leg side to start, and quickly called wide

10.1

Abdul Razzaq to Kieswetter, 1 run, Kieswetter charges down the track and drills this, but straight down to long-off

10.2

Abdul Razzaq to Trego, 2 runs, good yorker from Razzaq, but Trego jams his big bat down on it and with the field spread picks up two to deep midwicket

10.3

Abdul Razzaq to Trego, SIX, smeared over wide long-on! It wasn't at all pretty but it was mighty effective, he just stood at the crease and swung hard to muscle the ball over the rope

10.4

Abdul Razzaq to Trego, 1 run, high full toss outside off stump, but this time Trego can't get it away, picking out deep cover with a rasping drive

10.5

Abdul Razzaq to Kieswetter, no run, hmm... Kieswetter's done this before, in a Twenty20 final too! He comes down the track and steps way down the leg side and in the end can't get to it as Razzaq fires this full outside off stump

10.6

Abdul Razzaq to Kieswetter, FOUR, lucky! Another great inswinging yorker from Razzaq, but Kieswetter gets an inside edge on it and picks up four to fine leg as the ball scoots between the batsman and his stumps

End of over 11 (15 runs) Somerset 91/1

    • C Kieswetter 33 (38b 3x4)
    • PD Trego 28 (21b 2x4 1x6)
    • Abdul Razzaq 3-0-28-1

The outfield is still quite wet, and the umpires have decided that this ball's going to have to be changed. Briggs won't mind at all, a drier ball will be much easier for him to grip

11.1

Briggs to Trego, 1 run, almost! A huge attempted mow to leg, and Trego is very lucky to get a thin under-edge on this to deflect it away from his stumps

11.2

Briggs to Kieswetter, 1 run, gently dabbed down to short third man for a quick single

11.3

Briggs to Trego, FOUR, four runs! Trego comes down the track and swipes to wide long-on. Again, it certainly wasn't a shot for the aesthete but in this format it's quick runs that matter

11.4

Briggs to Trego, OUT, what a catch by Sean Ervine! Plucked out of the air one-handed at long-off, and Trego departs! Ervine had actually mis-judged the effort, charging in from the rope as Trego lofted an inside-out drive towards long-off. As the ball neared him he realised his error, checking his run and putting his hand up to grab onto the ball. Big wicket

PD Trego c Ervine b Briggs 33 (28m 24b 3x4 1x6) SR: 137.50

11.5

Briggs to Kieswetter, no run, nudged defensively to leg

11.6

Briggs to Kieswetter, 1 run, not much flight in this one, arrowed at off stump and he's pushed down to long-off for one

For a young man Briggs has a good head on his shoulders - he hasn't gone for more than 32 in a four-over spell in the Friends Provident t20 this year

End of over 12 (7 runs) Somerset 98/2

    • C Kieswetter 35 (41b 3x4)
    • JC Hildreth 0 (0b)
    • DR Briggs 3-0-21-1

With Hampshire looking to assert themselves after the wicket, Cork brings himself back on

12.1

Cork to Kieswetter, 1 run, good start from him, finding some shape away from the bat as he's run down to third man

12.2

Cork to Hildreth, 1 run, Cork slips in to the batsman's pads and he's tickled down to fine leg

12.3

Cork to Kieswetter, 1 run, a hint of away movement and decent pace too for a 39-year-old as Cork pitches one up outside off and is tapped down to long-off

12.4

Cork to Hildreth, 1 run, full and wide, and slapped out to deep cover by Hildreth

With Pollard in the dug-out, Kieswetter needs to push on here or get out, in all honesty

12.5

Cork to Kieswetter, 1 run, drop-and-run into the covers

12.6

Cork to Hildreth, 1 run, nice and full again from Cork, giving the ball every chance of swinging and just kissing the surface rather than banging it in

Good comeback over there, just singles

End of over 13 (6 runs) Somerset 104/2

    • JC Hildreth 3 (3b)
    • C Kieswetter 38 (44b 3x4)
    • DG Cork 3-0-21-0
13.1

Briggs to Hildreth, 1 run, Hildreth steps right across outside off to change the line and sweeps out to deep square

13.2

Briggs to Kieswetter, SIX, he's been scratchy today, but Kieswetter's middled this one! He dances down the track and moves slightly to leg and then just swings his hands through the line to send the ball sailing away in an arc over long-off

13.3

Briggs to Kieswetter, 1 run, good follow-up, just pushing into the off side for a single

13.4

Briggs to Hildreth, no run, Hildreth attempts the reverse sweep, which he's played a few times today to Graeme Swann, but can't quite execute the shot

13.5

Briggs to Hildreth, no run, great bowling by Briggs, he's really keeping calm here. Hildreth comes down the track but he's spotted him and speared the ball right at the toes

13.6

Briggs to Hildreth, 1 run, looped up really slow, and Hildreth can only get one as he sweeps out to deep square once again

End of over 14 (9 runs) Somerset 113/2

    • JC Hildreth 5 (7b)
    • C Kieswetter 45 (46b 3x4 1x6)
    • DR Briggs 4-0-30-1

Christian replaces Cork

14.1

Christian to Hildreth, 1 run, Hildreth walks right across outside off and tries to paddle the ball up and over short fine leg, but gloves it so just the one

14.2

Christian to Kieswetter, 1 run, chipped in the air down to long-off

14.3

Christian to Hildreth, 2 runs, flapped out to deep midwicket, and some hard running, as well as some less-than-perfect fielding, allows them to get back for two

14.4

Christian to Hildreth, 1 run, slower ball from Christian, pushed right up to the batsman as he tries the paddle to fine leg once again, but toe-ends into the leg side

14.5

Christian to Kieswetter, FOUR, Kieswetter charges down the track and almost yorks himself in the process, but manages to jam the bat down in time and angles the ball down to third man. First fifty of the tournament for him

14.6

Christian to Kieswetter, 2 runs, now what's happened here? Kieswetter sliced a drive wide of long-off, the ball plugged in the outfield and as Vince charged round to cut it off his cap slipped off and the ball hit it. Could that be five penalty runs? The umpire says "not deliberate", and so no problem

End of over 15 (11 runs) Somerset 124/2

    • C Kieswetter 52 (49b 4x4 1x6)
    • JC Hildreth 9 (10b)
    • DT Christian 3-0-25-0

Wood returns

15.1

Wood to Hildreth, 1 run, full on leg stump with just a touch of movement towards the slips through the air, chipped to square leg

15.2

Wood to Kieswetter, 1 run, just short of a good length from Wood, and he's easily worked out to deep midwicket

15.3

Wood to Hildreth, 1 run, great slower-ball yorker from Wood! Good fielding by mid-on too, who rushes round and tumbles to cut the ball off

15.4

Wood to Kieswetter, FOUR, Kieswetter has certainly settled at the crease now! Great improvisation from him, getting down on one knee and lofting a paddle-sweep down to fine leg

15.5

Wood to Kieswetter, FOUR, four more! This was a low full-toss and he just got underneath it slightly as he tried to smash it down the ground, but mid-on couldn't get back in time and the ball trickled over the rope

15.6

Wood to Kieswetter, 1 run, banged in back-of-a-length, Kieswetter opens the face of the bat and angles down to gully

End of over 16 (12 runs) Somerset 136/2

    • C Kieswetter 62 (53b 6x4 1x6)
    • JC Hildreth 11 (12b)
    • CP Wood 3-0-31-0
16.1

Abdul Razzaq to Kieswetter, SIX, slapped high and handsome over wide long-off! That's Kieswetter's trademark shot, and it helped that it was a gentle full toss outside off that was dished up

16.2

Abdul Razzaq to Kieswetter, 1 run, low full toss on middle and leg this time, Kieswetter swings to leg and picks up a single with an inside edge to midwicket

16.3

Abdul Razzaq to Hildreth, 1 run, Hildreth walks across to off looking for the boundary at fine leg, but the ball comes out a yorker and he can only pick up one to square leg

16.4

Abdul Razzaq to Kieswetter, no run, beaten on the inside edge! Kieswetter stepped to leg and looked to loft to midwicket, but a hint of inswing beat the bat and the ball nipped between batsman and wicket

16.5

Abdul Razzaq to Kieswetter, 1 run, another low full-toss, on off stump this time and he's drilled down to long-off

16.6

Abdul Razzaq to Hildreth, OUT, yet another full toss... but this one's brought a wicket! Hildreth looked to slap the ball through backward point but didn't keep it down. Christian was positioned at gully and flew to his right to take the catch a foot off the ground. Great catch

JC Hildreth c Christian b Abdul Razzaq 12 (21m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

End of over 17 (9 runs) Somerset 145/3

    • C Kieswetter 70 (57b 6x4 2x6)
    • Abdul Razzaq 4-0-37-2

Here's Jos Buttler, one of the heroes of Somerset's semi-final. He won't be on strike yet though

17.1

Christian to Kieswetter, 1 run, driven hard into the covers

17.2

Christian to Buttler, 2 runs, full and swinging in towards leg stump, Buttler gets off the mark with an elegant flick to deep midwicket, and some really good running gets him back for two

17.3

Christian to Buttler, 1 run, a slower cutter, and it's met with a firm push down to long-off

17.4

Christian to Kieswetter, OUT, Kieswetter goes! Another good catch from the Hampshire fielders, this time it's Carberry. Kieswetter went for that flyswatter shot over wide long-off but just sliced across the ball to extra cover. Carberry charged in from the boundary to hold onto a tough, swirling chance

C Kieswetter c Carberry b Christian 71 (74m 59b 6x4 2x6) SR: 120.33

Enter Kieron Pollard...

17.5

Christian to Buttler, no run, good ball, attacking the stumps, and Buttler can only push it back to the bowler

17.6

Christian to Buttler, 1 run, Buttler steps outside leg stump and Christian follows him with a full inswinger, and he's clipped out to square leg

End of over 18 (5 runs) Somerset 150/4

    • JC Buttler 4 (4b)
    • KA Pollard 0 (0b)
    • DT Christian 4-0-30-1

Wood comes back. He really needs to re-adjust his length in this last over, he's been too short and if he bowls length to Pollard he'll disappear

18.1

Wood to Buttler, 1 run, good start, very full and swinging in to the toes, just the one

He needs to keep the ball right there

18.2

Wood to Pollard, 2 runs, well, he's dished up a length delivery on leg stump but Pollard hasn't gone for it, just nudging out to deep square leg for two

18.3

Wood to Pollard, FOUR, length again, this time it's met with an almighty swing by Pollard. The ball didn't go where he was aiming - midwicket - but took the top edge and flew down to third man for four

18.4

Wood to Pollard, SIX, well... it was the right idea from Wood, but Pollard is just so strong. The ball slipped out a low full toss but Pollard just lifted it over wide long on. Such strength!

18.5

Wood to Pollard, SIX, this was just a little flick, but Pollard's broad shoulders mean this is six more! This was a hittable length, he barely swung but the ball just flew off the bat

18.6

Wood to Pollard, 1 run, full on off stump and hammered down to long-off for one

End of over 19 (20 runs) Somerset 170/4

    • KA Pollard 19 (5b 1x4 2x6)
    • JC Buttler 5 (5b)
    • CP Wood 4-0-51-0

Pollard v Cork to finish... This should be interesting! Cork's just had a little word with Pollard before the over to up the stakes.

19.1

Cork to Pollard, 3 runs, dropped! It was a really, really hard chance though and McKenzie did well even to get to it. The ball was a low full toss outside off, the ball skewed off the edge towards third man, McKenzie sprinted back and took the ball over his shoulder, but just couldn't cling on

19.2

Cork to Buttler, no run, adventurous from Buttler, but he hasn't pulled this off. Third man is up so he went for the reverse sweep, but couldn't lay bat on ball as Cork speared in a yorker outside off. Cork is not amused

19.3

Cork to Buttler, OUT, gone this time! It was full and straight, Buttler tried to smash it down the ground but couldn't get the distance and Vince ran in from long-on to hold a regulation catch

JC Buttler c Vince b Cork 5 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Cork and Pollard face up once again

19.4

Cork to Pollard, no run, he's nailed him! Cork banged in a great bouncer that took Pollard by surprise... Pollard is down and he's bleeding, the ball's snuck through the grille to strike him on the face. Cork is the first man to him to check he's OK, but it really doesn't look good for the batsman here. He seemed to be hit near the eyebrow, he's bleeding from the nose

Cork is very concerned, he's stayed with the batsman and looks very worried, with his hand on his shoulder. This looks a nasty injury, Pollard's right eye has already swollen shut. He's not going to be able to continue, but he walks off unassisted to a round of applause

19.5

Cork to Suppiah, OUT, and a wicket straight away! The veteran captain is doing it for his team here, he's pushed one full and straight and shaped it away to take the edge and give the keeper an easy catch

AV Suppiah c †Bates b Cork 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Cork still doesn't look happy after striking Pollard, he barely even celebrated the wicket and just walks back to his mark. He's certainly been shaken up by it

19.6

Cork to Phillips, no run, what an over to finish the innings! A yorker outside off and it slips under the bat and through to the keeper

And Cork asks the departing batsmen to check if Pollard is OK. That's good to see, he's a hard competitor but no-one likes to see a batsman hit like that. It was similar to the way Irfan Pathan hit Mark Vermeulen in Australia some seven or so years ago, a nasty blow. Anyway, back to the cricket. Somerset reach 173 for 6 at the end, and you've got to say that that's a really good effort on this pitch. The batsmen certainly didn't have it all their own way, and Kieswetter in particular had to really scratch around for his runs at first. But to his credit he came back really well once he was in to lift the scoring rate. The new ball will nip around and Hampshire's top order could well struggle if Thomas and Phillips get it right. Pollard's injury will affect Somerset's bowling plans though - he's been their second-highest wicket-taker in the competition and would have been a handful in these conditions. Join us in 10 minutes or so for the second innings

End of over 20 (3 runs) Somerset 173/6

    • BJ Phillips 0 (1b)
    • Z de Bruyn 0 (0b)
    • DG Cork 4-0-24-2
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