Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JHK Adams
43(37) 2x4 - 1x6
DA Miller
72(46) 5x4 - 5x6

Best performances - Bowlers

CP Wood
O4.0
M0
R26
W3
Eco6.50
RJ Sidebottom
O4.0
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 3 Runs 3 Wkts | Yorks: 140/8

  • DA Miller72 (46b)
  • CP Wood4-0-26-3
  • DR Briggs4-0-27-1

10.05pm: Time for the champagne to be sprayed and the Hampshire players to bounce up and down suggestively for the cameras. They're the 2012 FLt20 champions, a Yellow Peril for allcomers today. Thanks for your comments, I've been Alan Gardner and he's been Andrew McGlashan ... You can read David Hopps' final report here, then join us when we do it all again next year. Hurrah!

9.55pm: Time for the presentations, then. Yorkshire's captain, Andrew Gale: "It's disappointing to fall at the final hurdle. We thought 150 was gettable, we lost wickets sloppily but then Miller got us back into the game and when we got to the final over I was backing us. It was quite a tacky wicket at the end of the day but to take three matches, I thought it provided a lot of entertainment. We've come a long way in Twenty20 cricket, under Jason Gillespie and Martyn Moxon, we're a young side and hopefully we can come back again next year and not fall at the final hurdle."

Man of the Match, David Miller: "Thank you, I really enjoyed it, obviously bitterly disappointed with the result. Hampshire took it right to the end but it's been a really enjoyable campaign, so thanks to everyone. It was turning a bit and it kept a bit low and we just had to get a partnership together, which is what we did. It took me 14 balls to get going but eventually I just thought there's nothing to lose and it paid off."

Dimitri Mascarenhas, Hampshire captain: "We thought it was going to be a similar wicket to the Ageas Bowl but I don't think it favoured us that much. Chris Wood was fantastic today, we've got a lot of experience, we've got a few old guys in there but we make up for that in other areas. The shoulder came through, it might be the end of my season but it was worth it."

9.45pm: I'm sure it will be little consolation for him but David Miller has been named Man of the Match. Those five maximums consolidated his position as the tournament's leading sixy batsman, with 21 - and he was also the second-leading run-scorer, behind Phillip Hughes. Still, credit to Danny Briggs and Chris Wood for not blinking when Miller was on the rampage, looking to deposit anyone and everyone into the River Taff.

9.40pm: Calm down, calm down, it's only a T20! But, phew, that was a tight finish. Hampshire held their nerve despite David Miller threatening to break them single-handedly, his was a fantastic innings but Yorkshire had left themselves too much to do. Hants were the outsider's outsiders today but this is their second FLt20 win in three seasons. The pitch suited them, slow with a little bit of turn, and their batsmen kept cool in settling on a defendable target rather than unbalancing themselves by striving for something bigger. Maybe Yorkshire would have been better off picking Adil Rashid, maybe Tim Bresnan should have bowled the final over, from which 14 came; either way, Hampshire were deserving winners and Yorkshire, in their first T20 final, must content themselves with runners-up medals.

19.6
W
Wood to Azeem Rafiq, OUT, length ball, at the stumps, taking no chances and Rafiq scoops to mid-off! That will certainly do it - Hampshire win by 10 runs!

Azeem Rafiq comes to the wicket. Barring no-balls/wides Hampshire have won this ...

19.5
W
Wood to Pyrah, OUT, length ball, Pyrah backs away and plays on! He had to go for the sixer, freed the arms but bottom-edges on to the stumps - this should be all over

Miller shakes his head. He thinks the chance has gone

19.4
1
Wood to Miller, 1 run, back round the wicket, full length, on the stump ... and again Miller fails to get it away, can only jam a single out to deep midwicket
19.3
1
Wood to Pyrah, 1 run, full toss outside off, Pyrah flings the bat at it and screws a single to third man

Not what Yorkshire wanted ... Pyrah on strike now

19.2
1
Wood to Miller, 1 run, round the wicket, full bunger now, Miller cannot get under that and he drives to extra-cover

In comes Rich Pyrah. The teams have both lost six wickets now, so, if the scores finish level, it will go down to a comparison of the six-over scores

19.1
W
Wood to Bresnan, OUT, full and Bresnan slogs high in the air, it loops towards point and the catch is taken ... but the batsmen have crossed, Miller has the strike

So, we're down to the final six balls. Yorkshire need 14 to win - but 13 will do it unless they lose two wickets (their six-over score was better than Hampshire's). Chris Wood to bowl

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JHK Adams
43(37) 2x4 - 1x6
DA Miller
72(46) 5x4 - 5x6

Best performances - Bowlers

CP Wood
O4.0
M0
R26
W3
Eco6.50
RJ Sidebottom
O4.0
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00