Result
South Group (N), The Oval, Jun 5 2015, NatWest t20 Blast
169/8
(19.2/20 ov, target 170)
170/4
Essex won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
1y
• Tim Wigmore at The Oval

Bopara at cocksure best lifts Essex

Ravi Bopara might well never play for England again. The selectors give the impression that, after 171 international games across all forms of the game, they have moved on. But at The Oval, Bopara was in no mood to make that decision easy.

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Scorecard summary
Surrey169/8(20 overs)
Essex170/4(19.2 overs)
19.2
4
Azhar Mahmood to Foster, FOUR runs
19.1
1
Azhar Mahmood to ten Doeschate, 1 run
end of over 1910 runs
Essex: 165/4CRR: 8.68 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 5 from 6b
Ryan ten Doeschate12 (7)
James Foster14 (6)
Tom Curran4-0-34-0
Moises Henriques4-0-39-1
18.6
1
Curran to ten Doeschate, 1 run
18.5
2
Curran to ten Doeschate, 2 runs
18.4
1
Curran to Foster, 1 run
18.3
4
Curran to Foster, FOUR runs
18.2
2
Curran to Foster, 2 runs
18.1
Curran to Foster, no run
end of over 1815 runs • 1 wicket
Essex: 155/4CRR: 8.61 • RRR: 7.50 • Need 15 from 12b
James Foster7 (2)
Ryan ten Doeschate9 (5)
Moises Henriques4-0-39-1
Matt Dunn4-0-34-3
17.6
1
Henriques to Foster, 1 run
17.5
6
Henriques to Foster, SIX runs
17.4
1
Henriques to ten Doeschate, 1 run
17.3
6
Henriques to ten Doeschate, SIX runs
17.2
w
Henriques to Bopara, OUT
RS Bopara c Sangakkara b Henriques 57 (59m 48b 5x4 0x6) SR: 118.75
17.1
1
Henriques to ten Doeschate, 1 run
end of over 174 runs • 1 wicket
Essex: 140/3CRR: 8.23 • RRR: 10.00 • Need 30 from 18b
Ryan ten Doeschate1 (2)
Ravi Bopara57 (47)
Matt Dunn4-0-34-3
Tom Curran3-0-24-0
16.6
1
Dunn to ten Doeschate, 1 run
16.5
Dunn to ten Doeschate, no run
16.4
w
Dunn to Westley, OUT
T Westley b Dunn 55 (62m 41b 7x4 1x6) SR: 134.14
16.3
2
Dunn to Westley, 2 runs
Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossSurrey , elected to bat first
SeriesNatWest t20 Blast 2015
Player Of The Match
Ravi Bopara
Season2015
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 days5 June 2015 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Steve Garratt
David Millns
PointsEssex 2, Surrey 0