Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 153/9 | RR: 7.65

  • Fidel Edwards8 (7b)
  • Harmeet Singh0 (0b)
  • Alfonso Thomas4-0-25-2
  • Ben Phillips4-0-31-3

Given the start they got, Deccan would have hoped for a more substantial score. The problem for them was they lost wickets when their batsmen were set. Gilchrist had smashed it around and ended up miscuing a pull; Laxman had played an aggressive knock but a few dot balls produced a lapse and Rohit Sharma fell when he had just started to step it up. A few lusty blows from Venugopal Rao at the end has got them here. Laxman acknowledges that his team are around 25 runs short, and tips Trescothick as the main wicket when Somerset come out to chase. Join us in around ten minutes for the resumption.

19.6
1
Thomas to Edwards, 1 run, yorker length outside off, goes for it, gets an inside edge onto his pads, gets a single

Harmeet Singh comes in

19.6
W
Thomas to Edwards, 1 wide, OUT, too high, given a wide, and it's also a run-out, eventful delivery, Ojha wanted to steal a bye but there was no response from Edwards, the keeper throws it back to the bowler who takes off the bails to send Ojha back

PP Ojha run out (†Kieswetter/Thomas) 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.5
0
Thomas to Edwards, no run, hurls it full, just a fraction outside off, swings wildly, missed
19.4
0
Thomas to Edwards, no run, short on the off, moves across to pull it ferociously over square leg, misses, too quick
19.3
4
Thomas to Edwards, FOUR runs, finds the gap, bowled it full outside off, made room and crashed it through the off side between long-off and deep cover for a boundary
19.2
1
Thomas to Ojha, 1 run, fullish outside off, guides it between point and cover for a single
19.1
1
Thomas to Edwards, 1 run, wafts it down to deep midwicket for a single

Ojha, the new man but it'll be Edwards who'll face. Alfonso Thomas to bowl the last over. Third man is up

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs 2 Wkts | DC: 145/8 | RR: 7.63

  • Fidel Edwards2 (2b)
  • Pragyan Ojha0 (0b)
  • Ben Phillips4-0-31-3
  • Zander de Bruyn4-0-34-1
18.6
1
Phillips to Edwards, 1 run, guided behind point for a single to keep the strike

That ends a nice cameo from Rao, though they'll have to settle for around 150 now

18.5
W
Phillips to Venugopal Rao, OUT, he's holed out, was trying to clear long-on but didn't time it well, length ball on middle, lofted it straight to Hildreth in the deep, easy catch snapped comfortably

Y Venugopal Rao c Hildreth b Phillips 22 (12b 1x4 2x6) SR: 183.33

18.4
1
Phillips to Edwards, 1 run, does well, in the blockhole on middle and leg, digs it out to long-on for a single

Was looking for a single to give Rao the strike, right intent but couldn't execute it well. Edwards comes in

18.3
W
Phillips to Singh, OUT, bowled'im! In the blockhole on off, tried to run it down to third man, missed and the stumps were pegged bac

RP Singh b Phillips 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

18.2
1
Phillips to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, low full toss on the off, taps it wide of extra cover for a single
18.1
6
Phillips to Venugopal Rao, SIX runs, free swing of the arms again, length ball outside off, he stands his ground and hammers it back over the bowler's head for six

Phillips comes back

END OF OVER:
18 | 14 Runs | DC: 136/6 | RR: 7.55

  • Venugopal Rao15 (9b)
  • RP Singh2 (3b)
  • Zander de Bruyn4-0-34-1
  • Alfonso Thomas3-0-17-2
17.6
1
de Bruyn to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, pushed through to long-off for a single to keep the strike
17.5
2
de Bruyn to Venugopal Rao, 2 runs, full toss on the pads, poor delivery, worked away wide of fine leg for a single, a fumble allows them to run back for the second
17.4
0
de Bruyn to Venugopal Rao, no run, fullish on the off, driven to extra cover
17.3
4
de Bruyn to Venugopal Rao, FOUR runs, misdirected, straying on the pads, flicked away to bisect fine leg and deep square leg for a boundary, 160 is on the cards
17.2
6
de Bruyn to Venugopal Rao, SIX runs, struck well, came off the meat, length ball on middle and he struck it sweetly through the line over long-on for six
17.1
1
de Bruyn to Singh, 1 run, RP makes room and he follows him, bowls it short, struck on the thighs and they steal a single as it lobs up towards point, attempt at a direct hit at the bowler's end, misses and it's backed up well at long-off

END OF OVER:
17 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 122/6 | RR: 7.17

  • RP Singh1 (2b)
  • Venugopal Rao2 (4b)
  • Alfonso Thomas3-0-17-2
  • Zander de Bruyn3-0-20-1
16.6
1
Thomas to Singh, 1 run, hurled it full on the off, smacked down to long-off to keep the strike
16.5
0
Thomas to Singh, no run, short on middle, defended back to the bowler

RP Singh comes in. Replays show it would have just clipped leg. Certainly looked like going down on first glance as well. Styris, a touch unlucky. Marginal call

16.4
W
Thomas to Styris, OUT, given! Bowled from wide of the crease and bowled it full on leg stump, Styris tried to drive it through midwicket, missed and was struck on the pads, Harper didn't take long to raise his finger but could it have slid down the leg side? We need a replay

SB Styris lbw b Thomas 13 (17b 0x4 1x6) SR: 76.47

16.3
1
Thomas to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, the short one, cut back in, bowled at 132.9 kmph, Venugopal tried to make way, was rapped on the gloves, lobbed up into the off side and he stole the single
16.3
1w
Thomas to Venugopal Rao, 1 wide, full and down the leg side, had he got his bat to it it would have been four, missed and gets a wide
16.2
0
Thomas to Venugopal Rao, no run, bowled full on middle, pushed it straight to midwicket, another dot ball

Somerset 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st16JL LangerME Trescothick
2nd34JL LangerZ de Bruyn
3rd1JL LangerC Kieswetter
4th8AV SuppiahC Kieswetter
5th25PD TregoAV Suppiah
6th9AV SuppiahJC Hildreth
7th6BJ PhillipsJC Hildreth
8th50AC ThomasJC Hildreth
9th0AC ThomasMTC Waller
10th8CM WilloughbyAC Thomas