Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    9 Chopra goes cheaply, Bopara continuing his good outing with the ball, fraction short around the off stump, a bit straighter this time, Chopra might have been excepting some inward movement, closes the face a bit early as he tries to play it on the leg side, leading edge went safe into the hands of shortish cover 60/3
    2.5 Bell gone, change of pace done the trick! Bell hasn't read it well, slowish and full around the off stump, free his arms and tries to clear the mid-off, he was early onto it as he gets it at the lower half of the bat which lob towards the back of mid-off, Doeschate runs back and holds it 20/1
    7.1 straight-away a wicket..short of a length and moving across, rises a bit more, definitely with the Tait's pace, Porterfield jumps and tries for the upper cut, he hasn't got the elevation as it went flat towards the third man, Napier slides forward and catches it, umpire had a check with the tv umpire, all good, he's gone! 50/2
    11.4 holes out at cover, on a length and angling down the leg from middle, 61 kph, its that slow as it completely outdone Clarke, he tries to flick it but ends up with a leading edge as he closes the face quite early and not able to track this slowish one, shortish cover runs to his left and grabs it 88/4
    18 holes out at the deep, saw Evans charging down the track, Topley drags it short and angling down the leg. Evans goes with it, looked like a forehand tennis shot which went flat into the hands of Bopara at deepish midwicket 157/5
    not out
    48
    23
    32
    5
    2
    208.69
    not out
    4
    4
    4
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    21 (b 4, lb 8, nb 2, w 7)
    TOTAL
    189/5 (20 Overs, RR: 9.45)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (IR Bell, 2.5 ov), 2-50 (WTS Porterfield, 7.1 ov), 3-60 (V Chopra, 8.6 ov), 4-88 (R Clarke, 11.4 ov), 5-157 (LJ Evans, 17.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RJW Topley403629.0020
    DD Masters402406.0000
    GR Napier1.1012010.2800
    RS Bopara402817.0010
    SW Tait3037112.3331
    RN ten Doeschate2.502217.7600
    T Westley1018018.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    3.3 gone, this was touch slowish, back of a length delivery on the middle, backs away to the leg to make room, cuts it off the back foot but finds the safe hands of Patel at the cover point 17/1
    6.4 Ryder gone, Rankin gets a big wicket! Bangs this short around the leg and moving across, Ryder clears the front leg and tries to pull that over the leg side, gets a leading edge which skies back towards the bowler, mid-on runs to his left and pouches 47/2
    12.5 Westley walks back, length delivery just around the off stump, it holds the line and quite slower, clears the front leg as he attempted a big hoick on the leg side, he not got the elevation as it went into the throat of long-on 103/3
    32
    27
    28
    5
    0
    118.51
    14 he yorked himself! This is almost done for the Essex? He was caught in two minds as he initially tries to work that away to the off side by backing away, adjusts and then tries to dab it down the wicket, it was much quicker and kept low, gets his bat quite late in those mis-calculations 114/4
    16.3 last hope fades away too for the Essex, this time holes out near the ropes down the ground, Doeschate bends down touch to this full toss and goes for another slog, he hasn't connect that well as it went flat into the hands of Clarke at long-on who took it at the chest height 130/5
    19.3 back of a length, angling down the leg, cross batted it down towards the deepish midwicket, Browne wants the second as he was half way down the track, Foster ignores, good throw to the keeper, he was well outside 163/6
    not out
    25
    10
    11
    3
    1
    250.00
    not out
    1
    2
    1
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    16 (lb 7, w 9)
    TOTAL
    165/6 (20 Overs, RR: 8.25)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (ML Pettini, 3.3 ov), 2-47 (JD Ryder, 6.4 ov), 3-103 (T Westley, 12.5 ov), 4-114 (RS Bopara, 13.6 ov), 5-130 (RN ten Doeschate, 16.3 ov), 6-163 (NLJ Browne, 19.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CR Woakes402215.5020
    R Clarke402917.2500
    OJ Hannon-Dalby403819.5000
    WB Rankin403017.5020
    JS Patel403919.7510

Match Notes

  • Clinical Bears prey on Essex errors

    Essex lost two home quarter-finals against Birmingham last season, over both 20 and 50 overs. They have now lost a third, outlasted by 24 runs by an efficient Birmingham side in the NatWest Blast quarter-final

Essex 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st17ML PettiniJD Ryder
2nd30JD RyderT Westley
3rd56RS BoparaT Westley
4th11RS BoparaRN ten Doeschate
5th16RN ten DoeschateNLJ Browne
6th33JS FosterNLJ Browne
7th2DD MastersJS Foster