Beth Gunter reports on a T20 thrashing for Surrey at The Oval.
Surrey and Glamorgan recorded the fifth highest match aggregate in the world after last years’ meeting, but this match was a very different story. A struggling Surrey team were bowled out for 93 as Glamorgan ran out winners by eight wickets.
The Curran brothers Sam and Tom raked 41 runs, accounting for almost half of the home side’s total. However, this tally was matched by the Welsh county’s David Lloyd and Jacques Rudolph within the first 21 minutes of the Glamorgan innings.
Surrey had two bad spells of batting which cost them the match within the first five overs and then the 10th over. Azhar Mahmood retired injured after just two minutes of play.
Zafar Ansari also had a quick exit after being bowled out for duck with Craig Meschede’s first delivery, taking his second wicket of the night, after catching Sam Curran.
The Welsh Dragons held nothing back as they took to the strip scoring an impressive 58-1 from eight overs. After Lloyd was caught out they bounced straight back with new batter Colin Ingram smashing a six straight into the stands.
Rudolph hit a consecutive six and four, to leave Glamorgan four runs short from victory from 8.3 overs.
Surrey fans appealed in vain for LBW but Aneurin Donald soon finished the match with an expertly placed four.
MATCH HIGHLIGHT –
The Glamorgan fielding. They showed great organisation as they took four wickets off 12 balls early in the Surrey innings.
MAN OF THE MATCH –
Sam Curran (Surrey) – scoring 21 from 20 he showed the fight and determination the rest of the team were lacking. The 17 year old was confident and composed in both his batting and bowling duties.
WHATS NEXT –
Glamorgan are back at home as they play Essex on 1st of June at the SSE SWALEC Cardiff, while Surrey travel a short distance to Sussex on the 3rd of June…