RESULT
2nd Semi-Final, Birmingham, September 18, 2021, Vitality Blast
168/8
(19.1/20 ov, T:169) 147

Kent won by 21 runs

Player Of The Match
82 (51) & 2 catches
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Kent Innings
Sussex Innings
Match Details
Kent  (20 ovs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Zak Crawley  b Garton991110100.00
Daniel Bell-Drummond c Bopara b Jordan82517172160.78
Joe Denly c Jordan b Garton38140037.50
Sam Billings (c)† b Bopara14142110100.00
Jack Leaning  b Mills022000.00
Jordan Cox c †Salt b Mills011000.00
Darren Stevens not out 47283770167.85
Grant Stewart c †Salt b Mills36120050.00
Qais Ahmad run out (†Salt)22200100.00
Matt Milnes not out 00100-
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 2, w 4)8
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.40)168/8
Did not bat: Fred Klaassen 
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Zak Crawley, 2.3 ov), 2-51 (Joe Denly, 5.3 ov), 3-93 (Sam Billings, 10.6 ov), 4-94 (Jack Leaning, 11.3 ov), 5-94 (Jordan Cox, 11.4 ov), 6-136 (Daniel Bell-Drummond, 16.2 ov), 7-160 (Grant Stewart, 19.1 ov), 8-163 (Qais Ahmad, 19.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
George Garton402426.00102030
2.3 to Z Crawley, cannons into leg-stump. Slower ball at 112 kph, Crawley was skipping down the track while giving himself room, has an airy waft at it, bat not near the ball, don't think he read the pace. It's a 'you miss, I hit' ball.. 24/1
5.3 to JL Denly, holes out to mid-on. Think he took the pace off a bit again, bowled it on a length and Denly looked to just time it and go over mid-on, ended up taking the bottom hand off the bat while going through with the shot. Jordan runs back from mid-on and takes it, safe as houses.. 51/2
David Wiese1015015.0013000
Tymal Mills403338.2593100
11.3 to JA Leaning, timberrrrrrrr!!! Off stump pegged back at 90 mph! Full with plenty of heat to beat the attempted drive. Leaning is late getting the bat moving and you can see why Mills has gotten a recall for the T20 World Cup.. 94/4
11.4 to JM Cox, full in the channel on fourth stump again at 90 mph angled across the right-hander, Cox doesn't get the feet moving trying to poke at this away from his body, thin edge through to the keeper at shin height.. 94/5
19.1 to G Stewart, length ball angled across Stewart on fifth stump at 85 mph, clears the front leg for a smear over midwicket and takes himself out of reach to connect properly, toe edge through to Salt behind the stumps.. 160/7
Chris Jordan403619.0054010
16.2 to DJ Bell-Drummond, length ball on middle and leg, heaves this to cow corner. Doesn't get the distance as Bopara circles around to his left along the rope and takes a simple rib height catch in stride five yards in from the rope.. 136/6
Archie Lenham201306.5010000
Will Beer302408.0042000
Ravi Bopara2021110.5052101
10.6 to SW Billings, fullish length on middle, Billings has a swipe across the line and misses, middle and leg stump knocked back. Bopara lets out a roar with a fist pump.. 93/3
Sussex  (T: 169 runs from 20 ovs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Phil Salt c †Billings b Klaassen96620150.00
Luke Wright (c) b Milnes1091520111.11
Ravi Bopara c †Billings b Qais Ahmad22202921110.00
Delray Rawlins c Leaning b Klaassen2770028.57
David Wiese  b Stevens3760042.85
Harrison Ward c Bell-Drummond b Leaning21181920116.66
George Garton c Stewart b Milnes41232543178.26
Chris Jordan c Bell-Drummond b Klaassen13101901130.00
Will Beer not out 1191710122.22
Tymal Mills  b Milnes64510150.00
Archie Lenham c Qais Ahmad b Klaassen1220050.00
Extras(lb 5, w 3)8
TOTAL19.1 Ov (RR: 7.66)147
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Phil Salt, 1.3 ov), 2-31 (Luke Wright, 3.6 ov), 3-39 (Delray Rawlins, 5.5 ov), 4-43 (David Wiese, 7.1 ov), 5-57 (Ravi Bopara, 8.4 ov), 6-89 (Harrison Ward, 13.1 ov), 7-119 (George Garton, 15.4 ov), 8-136 (Chris Jordan, 17.3 ov), 9-146 (Tymal Mills, 18.5 ov), 10-147 (Archie Lenham, 19.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Joe Denly201608.0063010
Fred Klaassen3.101745.36112020
1.3 to PD Salt, edged behind. Dancing down the track while giving himself room, he was looking to blast this straight, but gets a thin edge that flies to the keeper's right at shoulder height and he grabs it.. 15/1
5.5 to DMW Rawlins, brilliantly caught by deep point diving forward. Looks to charge down and carve it, but gets a leading edge that flies to the deep point fielder who has to run forward and grab it. 39/3
17.3 to CJ Jordan, half-volley on fifth stump at 77 kph, Jordan miscues a slog trying to clear long-off. Simple catch floats to Bell-Drummond eight yards in from the rope, taken at waist height.. 136/8
19.1 to AD Lenham, it's all over! Kent are going to their first final since 2008! Slower ball short on the legs, Lenham flicks a pull high down the throat of deep fine leg. Qais jogs forward and takes this sliding on his knees 10 yards in from the rope. Klaassen holds arms aloft finishing with a four-for. Sussex's season is done.. 147/10
Matt Milnes302237.3351100
3.6 to LJ Wright, oh he's been bowled when the bowler has followed him backing away. Ricochet off the toe of the bat. He was looking to give himself a lot of room, gets it on the edge of the bat and the ball rolls straight onto the stumps.. 31/2
15.4 to GHS Garton, back of a length on fifth stump, tries to punch this through backward point but comes off the bat much finer than he intended, it flutters to short third man where a very sharp catch is taken by Stewart lunging forward on the ring.. 119/7
18.5 to TS Mills, beautiful slower yorker! Takes the pace of this with a 69 mph delivery landing very very full on off stump. Mills is through his drive too early and off stump is knocked back.. 146/9
Grant Stewart201507.5061100
Qais Ahmad403218.00113200
8.4 to RS Bopara, beauty. leg-break that pitches on the perfect length after drifting in, drawing Bopara into the drive but zips past and takes the outside edge before settling into the keeper's gloves.. 57/5
Darren Stevens2022111.0022100
7.1 to D Wiese, dragged on Stevens is having a day out! He was looking to cut it away, but the lack of pace and lack of bounce meant he was too early and that's taken the inside edge and boinged int othe stumps. 43/4
Jack Leaning301816.0072000
13.1 to HD Ward, scuffs a simple catch off the toe of the bat to Bell-Drummond at long-off! Very full delivery on off, takes a step down the track to play a lofted drive and it backfires because he gets this too low off the bat nearer the toe, chance floats to Bell-Drummond shuffling forward 10 yards inside the rope to clutch on.. 89/6
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MATCH DETAILS
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossKent, elected to bat first
Series
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Kent
Daniel Bell-Drummond
Series resultKent advanced
Match days18 September 2021 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
England
Graham Lloyd
England
Martin Saggers
TV Umpire
England
Neil Bainton
Reserve Umpire
England
Mike Burns
Match Referee
England
Wayne Noon
Sussex Innings
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Vitality Blast
North Group
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NOTTS1492211.503
YORKS1375150.305
LANCS1475160.205
BEARS1476150.006
WORCS146614-0.629
LEICS146812-0.019
DURH145811-0.228
DERBS12479-0.326
NHNTS13489-0.871
South Group
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KENT1494190.657
SOM1484180.371
SUSS1463170.479
HANTS1465150.388
SURR1465150.332
GLOUC1466140.201
ESSEX145811-0.468
MIDDX14499-0.389
GLAM14398-1.371