T20 Blast: Glamorgan beat Surrey by one run

Timm Van Der Gugten of Glamorgan celebrates taking the wicket
Timm Van Der Gugten of Glamorgan celebrates taking a wicket
Glamorgan 153-6 (20 overs): Root 41*, Lloyd 41; Atkinson 2-46
Surrey 152-9 (20 overs): Pope 60; Sisodiya 2-22, van der Gugten 2-32

Glamorgan squeezed home by one run against high-flying Surrey in a dramatic T20 Blast game, thanks to a fighting performance in the field.

Chasing 154, Ollie Pope hit a career-best 60 for Surrey before Kiwi Kyle Jamieson clubbed a quick-fire 31.

Needing two off the last ball, he drove back to Timm van der Gugten who ran him out.

It was a much-needed win for Glamorgan, while Surrey still have high hopes of qualifying.

They have 11 points from 10 games while Glamorgan, on eight, must win their remaining four matches.

But it was a welcome change of fortunes for a side hit by Covid-related absences, including key batsman Marnus Labuschagne.

Surrey’s trio of spin bowlers, Dan Moriarty, Will Jacks and Gareth Batty played a key role to limit Glamorgan to 153-6, David Lloyd and Billy Root top-scoring with 41 apiece in a stop-start effort.

The home side started brightly before Kiran Carlson (32 off 16) skied a catch off Jamieson.

The crucial damage was done by Surrey in the 10th over when left-arm spinner Moriarty bowled Ingram, and Lloyd was run out in a mix up with captain Chris Cooke.

Surrey’s spinners took over from then on, with Moriarty, Jacks, and veteran captain Gareth Batty taking a combined 2-66 off 12 overs as Glamorgan stalled badly.

Root then gave them some hope as he slammed four sixes off Gus Atkinson’s final over to give the home side some momentum into the changeover, which they maintained with early wickets for Prem Sisodiya (1-22) and van der Gugten.

Pope and Rory Burns got the Surrey innings moving with a stand of 57 in seven overs, though photographic evidence showed Pope should have been given run-out on five.

Burns was bowled for 24 by 20 year old seamer Roman Walker, who finished with one for 17 in four tight overs.

Pope batted fluently but lost partners regularly at the other end as the required run-rate mounted steadily, and was eventually run out in the 18th over by a fine throw from Kiran Carlson which James Weighell flicked onto the stumps.

27 were needed off the last 11 balls but Jamieson’s muscular hitting got them in sight of an improbable come-back, before van der Gugten kept his cool on the last ball to gather a straight drive and beat Jamieson’s charge for the single which would have meant a tie.


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