Final (N), Birmingham, September 18, 2021, Vitality Blast
(20 ov, T:168) 142/9

Kent won by 25 runs

Player Of The Match
58* (28)
Kent Innings
Somerset Innings
Match Details
Kent  (20 ovs maximum)
Zak Crawley c Lammonby b Goldsworthy41334540124.24
Daniel Bell-Drummond c Smeed b van der Merwe18152111120.00
Joe Denly c Abell b van der Merwe012000.00
Sam Billings (c)†c Gregory b van der Merwe2560040.00
Jack Leaning c Green b Davey2729332093.10
Jordan Cox not out 58283633207.14
Darren Stevens run out (Overton)1281001150.00
Grant Stewart run out (Davey)22300100.00
Qais Ahmad not out 00300-
Extras(b 1, lb 2, nb 2, w 2)7
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.35)167/7
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Daniel Bell-Drummond, 5.2 ov), 2-44 (Joe Denly, 5.3 ov), 3-52 (Sam Billings, 7.3 ov), 4-75 (Zak Crawley, 11.2 ov), 5-111 (Jack Leaning, 15.6 ov), 6-141 (Darren Stevens, 18.4 ov), 7-151 (Grant Stewart, 19.2 ov)
Craig Overton403709.2564100
Josh Davey4041110.2542200
15.6 to JA Leaning, another slower ball, dug into the pitch, Leaning can't time his pull as he top-edges to backward square. A gentle back-pedal to gather and Somerset make another dent. 111/5
Roelof van der Merwe401934.75111020
5.2 to DJ Bell-Drummond, Roelof breaks out the roar with the double fist pump! Flights this more and tighter to off stump, DBD breaks out the slog sweep and pulverizes this straight to midwicket on the ring. Picks out Will Smeed on the ring at head height. Didn't have to move. Three yards left or right and it's a boundary.. 44/1
5.3 to JL Denly, screamer by Abell running back from mid-off! Gregory was being picked on there and moves himself out before the next delivery in favor of Abell and it results in a magical piece of fielding. Roelof dragged the length back flighting this to Denly on fifth stump. Denly charged immediately but didn't get close to the pitch and skies a drive that swirls behind Abell more over extra cover. He has to run back 25 yards diagonally before diving to claim this. 10 out of 10 from the Ukrainian, Brazilian, Ugandan and Samoan judges!. 44/2
7.3 to SW Billings, gifted to extra cover! Short and wide, really a nothing ball. Billings cleared the front leg backing away a bit too far from leg stump trying to get this through the off side and winds up slapping this more off the toe picking out Gregory on the ring. The captain moved himself out of mid-off in Roelof's last over leading to a spectacular catch from Abell and now it has worked out in a catch for himself inside the ring.. 52/3
Lewis Goldsworthy402716.7572000
11.2 to Z Crawley, dumped into the hands of deep midwicket, and now Kent are in strife! Big intentions from Crawley, but clothed right off the toe of the bat, never in place for the shot, and the top-order is done!. 75/4
Ben Green201708.5021001
Marchant de Lange2023011.5010200
Somerset  (T: 168 runs from 20 ovs)
Tom Banton st †Billings b Denly021000.00
Will Smeed c Cox b Denly43324322134.37
Lewis Goldsworthy c Bell-Drummond b Klaassen3750042.85
Tom Abell c Klaassen b Qais Ahmad26202530130.00
Tom Lammonby lbw b Denly911190081.81
Lewis Gregory (c)c Milnes b Stevens68130075.00
Roelof van der Merwe c Denly b Qais Ahmad4580080.00
Ben Green c Bell-Drummond b Stewart912160075.00
Craig Overton c Leaning b Milnes138911162.50
Josh Davey not out 1691301177.77
Marchant de Lange not out 86901133.33
Extras(w 5)5
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.10)142/9
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Tom Banton, 0.2 ov), 2-3 (Lewis Goldsworthy, 1.5 ov), 3-61 (Tom Abell, 8.3 ov), 4-79 (Will Smeed, 10.5 ov), 5-89 (Tom Lammonby, 12.6 ov), 6-94 (Lewis Gregory, 13.4 ov), 7-95 (Roelof van der Merwe, 14.2 ov), 8-113 (Craig Overton, 16.5 ov), 9-119 (Ben Green, 17.4 ov)
Joe Denly403137.75102210
0.2 to T Banton, flight, dip, turn, bails off! Banton is groping forward at this sucked fractionally out of his crease by Denly. This lovely ball landing on a good length on off stump rips past the edge and Billings lights up the stumps with Banton's foot ever so slightly in the air.. 0/1
10.5 to WCF Smeed, low full toss, hacked out to deep midwicket, and it's that man Cox once more! A trot in from the rope, a moment to compose himself, then all hell breaks loose again as he celebrates with the glee of the vindicated!. 79/4
12.6 to TA Lammonby, pinned lbw! That's a huge moment for Denly and Kent! Just straightens from a leg-stump line as Lammonby leans across the crease to work to leg. No liberties being taken, just a misjudgement... but HawkEye reckons that was turning past leg! A misjudgement indeed!. 89/5
Fred Klaassen201718.5063000
1.5 to LP Goldsworthy, The battle of Dutch internationals heats up! First with van der Merwe in the field for Somerset and now Klaassen! Full on middle and leg, Goldsworthy is off balance coming down the track to flick over midwicket. But it's a cutter at 77 mph and he's through the shot a touch early. Leading edge balloons up to Bell-Drummond running back from cover and he takes a sharp catch over his shoulder falling back past the ring.. 3/2
Grant Stewart302819.3350210
17.4 to BGF Green, another one bites the dust! Wide of off, back of a length, another uncomplicated biff out to nowhere, and point backpedals to bring the trophy ever closer. 119/9
Matt Milnes301715.6640010
16.5 to C Overton, slow again, dragged from a wide line outside off, but Overton can't time it from out there! Leaning jogs in, steadies himself, swallows at his knees, and Kent are nearly home now!. 113/8
Qais Ahmad401924.7590010
8.3 to TB Abell, too easy at backward point! Flights this more to encourage a drive on fourth stump on a full length, Abell pushes hard at this but doesn't cover the turn and it balloons off a thick edge to Klaassen on the ring, taken at chest height.. 61/3
14.2 to RE van der Merwe, filthy pie, munched to short cover! Kent are cruising now, but that's a disgusting dismissal! A horrid wide full toss, vdM launches his bat through the line, and Denly doesn't blink as the ball nestles in his mitts.. 95/7
Darren Stevens403017.5051110
13.4 to L Gregory, short, hoisted out to deep midwicket and another stunning moment from Jordan Cox! He's so in the game, he's taking it by the scruff of the neck! Cox leaps over the rope towards the Hollies Stand, sticks out his right hand, and doesn't even try to catch it, he simply bats it back like he's playing Eton Fives, and taps it into the waiting palms of Milnes! Incredible, even by the already incredible standards of relay catching!. 94/6
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TossSomerset, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Jordan Cox
Series resultKent won the 2021 Vitality Blast
Match days18 September 2021 - night (20-over match)
Martin Saggers
Mike Burns
TV Umpire
Neil Bainton
Reserve Umpire
Graham Lloyd
Match Referee
Wayne Noon
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