And we're done ... finally. A short ball on off, he mistimes a pull to long on
Patriots claim a 21-run win to start their campaign. That margin flatters the Royals. Sherfane Rutherford and Dwayne Bravo were the heroes for the Patriots with a magnificent 115-run partnership after coming together at 39 for 4. The Patriots then bowled well. Dominic Drakes was sensational as were the spinners after Cottrell made an important early breakthrough. Rutherford is Player of the Match for his 53 off 43 balls. Thanks for your company tonight. Join us again tomorrow.
We need a new ball! This last over is taking forever.
launched way back over midwicket! Another length ball into the slot and Walsh helps himself smashing this over the hill at midwicket.
Kent: "Why didn't Bravo give the last over to Allen? Cottrell has a history of bowling lots of wide balls at the back end of the match" Clearly wants to give Cottrell some practice with no pressure. But he hasn't performed well
shorter on off, he pulls to deep square leg
yorker on middle, he jams the bat down and squeezes it behind square
another one too wide of off. He's trying to bowl wide of off to avoid Walsh swinging him over the leg side but he can't control it
Srik: "How good is D.Drakes.. really impressed with his bowling"
Cottrell now has some tightness in his hamstring
another wide. Cottrell wants to keep the game going. This is sprayed miles wide of off
back of a length wide of off, Walsh swings and misses, this one was just inside the guideline
another short ball sprayed way wide of off
lofted over deep midwicket! Length ball outside off, in the slot, Walsh muscles it high over deep midwicket and it just clears the rope
dragged down way wide of off. He lost control of that
Cottrell to close it out
Sahil: "Without those extras it would have been 19 off 10" Certainly would have been a different game
high full toss wide of off, Nurse swings hard but misses
good length, pitching outside leg, tries to launch over midwicket but gets hit on the back thigh
Over the wicket
slower ball, full on middle, he drives to cover
short ball angled across him wide of off, he tries to cut but misses
slower ball outside leg, Walsh backs away to loft over cover but misses
Around the wicket
full outside off, he sits deep and drives straight to cover
full on leg, he checks a drive to long on
slower ball outside off, he drives flat in the air towards long off but it bounces well short of Allen
another direct hit from Thomas as they try and pinch an extra! Bravo sprayed a full toss down leg and it was called wide, Thomas had to block it awkwardly, Azam Khan made a late call to try and pinch an extra wide, but he wasn't quick enough to beat another accurate throw from Thomas
full toss on leg, he misses out, gets a thick inside edge to fine leg