Result
South Division (D/N), Canterbury, Jun 11 2014, NatWest t20 Blast
189/5
(19/20 ov, target 190)
193/4
Essex won by 6 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
1y
• Ryan Bailey at Canterbury

Brilliant Bopara takes Essex joint top

Ravi Bopara's non selection for England is very much Essex's gain who have him in the form of his life. He smashed 81 in just 44 balls to send Essex joint top of the South Group of the NatWest T20

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Scorecard summary
Kent189/5(20 overs)
Essex193/4(19 overs)
end of over 1915 runs
Essex: 188/4CRR: 9.89 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 2 from 6b
Ravi Bopara81 (44)
Ben Foakes5 (5)
David Griffiths4-0-49-1
James Tredwell4-0-43-0
18.6
4
Griffiths to Bopara, FOUR runs
18.5
1
Griffiths to Foakes, 1 run
18.4
1
Griffiths to Bopara, 1 run
18.3
2
Griffiths to Bopara, 2 runs
18.2
6
Griffiths to Bopara, SIX runs
18.1
1
Griffiths to Foakes, 1 run
end of over 1813 runs
Essex: 178/4CRR: 9.88 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 12 from 12b
Ravi Bopara68 (40)
Ben Foakes3 (3)
James Tredwell4-0-43-0
David Griffiths3-0-34-1
17.6
2
Tredwell to Bopara, 2 runs
17.5
4
Tredwell to Bopara, FOUR runs
17.4
4
Tredwell to Bopara, FOUR runs
17.3
1
Tredwell to Foakes, 1 run
17.2
2
Tredwell to Foakes, 2 runs
17.1
Tredwell to Foakes, no run
end of over 1711 runs • 1 wicket
Essex: 165/4CRR: 9.7 • RRR: 8.33 • Need 25 from 18b
Ravi Bopara58 (37)
David Griffiths3-0-34-1
James Tredwell3-0-30-0
16.6
w
Griffiths to ten Doeschate, OUT
RN ten Doeschate c Riley b Griffiths 47 (38m 29b 4x4 1x6) SR: 162.06
16.5
1
Griffiths to Bopara, 1 run
16.4
1
Griffiths to ten Doeschate, 1 run
16.3
1
Griffiths to Bopara, 1 run
16.2
4
Griffiths to Bopara, FOUR runs
16.1
4
Griffiths to Bopara, FOUR runs
Match details
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
TossKent , elected to bat first
SeriesNatWest t20 Blast 2014
Player Of The Match
Ravi Bopara
Season2014
Hours of play (local time)18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.45, Interval 19.45-20.00, Second Session 20.00-21.30
Match days11 June 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Steve Garratt
Rob Bailey
TV Umpire
Steve O'Shaughnessy
PointsEssex 2, Kent 0