Result
1st Semi-Final, Birmingham, Aug 23 2014, NatWest t20 Blast
194/4
(20 ov, target 195)
178/7
Warwickshire won by 16 runs
Player Of The Match
Surr Innings
Full commentary
end of over 2014 runs • 1 wicket
Surr: 178/7CRR: 8.9 
Gareth Batty1 (1)
Zafar Ansari8 (6)
Chris Woakes4-0-35-2
Oliver Hannon-Dalby4-0-37-0

And that will do it Warwickshire are in the final with a very nice performance, scored plenty and then defended this total pretty well once the Powerplay was done. Jason Roy gave the hosts a chance with a blazing start but there was little else for Surrey who fail at Finals Day again. Warwickshire will be back at 7pm, as will we, but first the second semi-final between Hampshire and Lancashire, flick over where Monty has begun the live commentary...



19.6
1
Woakes to Batty, 1 run
length on off stump, swung off an inside edge to short long leg
19.5
w
Woakes to Peterson, OUT
full on the stumps, Peterson steps to leg aiming towards the off side, misses completely and out goes off stump. A brief flurry from Peterson but too little too late. Woakes holds his nerve full and straight and another one goes
RJ Peterson b Woakes 21 (12m 8b 2x4 2x6) SR: 262.50
19.4
4
Woakes to Peterson, FOUR runs
four more, almost swings himself off his feet and gets a thick inside edge very fine past the keeper
19.3
4
Woakes to Peterson, FOUR runs
low full toss, Peterson turns around to paddle sweep and steers it very fine, a great shot
19.2
1
Woakes to Ansari, 1 run
full outside off, driven out to long-off, that'll do it for the Bears
19.1
4
Woakes to Ansari, FOUR runs
full length on off stump, a nice punch down the ground gets fours inside long-on, just inside the rope that bounced

Woakes with 31 to defend from this last over, second semi-final coming up straight after this by the way...

end of over 1915 runs
Surr: 164/6CRR: 8.63 • RRR: 31.00
Robin Peterson13 (5)
Zafar Ansari3 (4)
Oliver Hannon-Dalby4-0-37-0
Chris Woakes3-0-21-1
18.6
6
Hannon-Dalby to Peterson, SIX runs
swung down the ground again as the bowler just misses his length again, Peterson flies it over long-off again to keep Surrey alive
18.5
Hannon-Dalby to Peterson, no run
swing and a miss to a full ball just outside off, appeal for caught behind, not out given, bat hitting ground was the noise I reckon
18.4
1
Hannon-Dalby to Ansari, 1 run
another yorker just outside off, forced to backward point only for one
18.3
1
Hannon-Dalby to Peterson, 1 run
gets the yorker just right now and Peterson can only dig it out down to long-on
18.2
6
Hannon-Dalby to Peterson, SIX runs
just misses the yorker and Peterson swings through the line and clears long-off, lovely strike
18.1
1
Hannon-Dalby to Ansari, 1 run
yorker just outside off, slapped only to mid-off

Miracles needed now for Surrey, just 12 balls to go. Hannon-Dalby has been excellent...

end of over 185 runs • 2 wicket
Surr: 149/6CRR: 8.27 • RRR: 23.00
Robin Peterson0 (1)
Zafar Ansari1 (2)
Chris Woakes3-0-21-1
Oliver Hannon-Dalby3-0-22-0
17.6
Woakes to Peterson, no run
excellent yorker, dug out back to the bowler

Rain seems to have blown away...

17.5
1
Woakes to Ansari, 1 run
length on the stumps, blocked into the covers for an easy single
17.5
1w
Woakes to Ansari, 1 wide
full ball slips down the leg side, head of steam here from Woakes, that was 86mph
17.4
Woakes to Ansari, no run
length ball slides across the left-hander, Peterson tries to uppercut and misses

Hopefully we can get it done before the rain takes hold, it's pretty steady but would be awful to go off now...

17.3
w
Woakes to Azhar Mahmood, OUT
Mahmood steps across his stumps aiming leg side, misses and is bowled leg stump. Woakes nails his yorker and Mahmood missed is completely, the innings falling away here
Azhar Mahmood b Woakes 16 (19m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 145.45
17.2
w
Woakes to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run, OUT
yorker dug out down the ground, long-on charges in as the batsman try to come back for two, is O'Brien short here? You would have thought the throw was going to go to Mahmood's end but Porterfield went for the non-striker's end and O'Brien who was quite leisurely is short of his ground
KJ O'Brien run out (Porterfield) 11 (23m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 84.61
17.2
1w
Woakes to Azhar Mahmood, 1 wide
length ball wide of off stump, too wide

Rain falling...

17.1
1
Woakes to O'Brien, 1 run
length outside off, slapped to cover on the edge of the circle

Woakes is back with plenty to defend, avoid a huge over and the Bears will be fine here...

end of over 1710 runs
Surr: 144/4CRR: 8.47 • RRR: 17.00
Kevin O'Brien10 (12)
Azhar Mahmood15 (9)
Oliver Hannon-Dalby3-0-22-0
Ateeq Javid3-0-13-2

Has to be all-out assault now for Surrey, their bench has their heads in the hands...

16.6
1lb
Hannon-Dalby to O'Brien, 1 leg bye
another good yorker on leg stump, deflects to short long leg
16.5
1
Hannon-Dalby to Azhar Mahmood, 1 run
as step to leg from Mahmood, bowler follows him and Mahmood can only dig it out down to long-on
16.4
2
Hannon-Dalby to Azhar Mahmood, 2 runs
full on the stumps, flicked out to deep midwicket, they come back for the second and Mahmood is struggling but the throws hits Mahmood's bat - totally unintentional - as he runs back into his ground, that saved him