Vitality Blast -

Gloucestershire won by 34 runs

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Gloucestershire v Glamorgan

Glenn Phillips slammed an unbeaten 94 from just 41 balls to power Gloucestershire to victory by 34 runs over Glamorgan at Bristol, sending them top of the South Group.

Phillips’ fifth-highest score of his career, and first half-century in the Vitality Blast, powered Gloucestershire to 216 for two - their own fifth-highest T20 total.

He struck nine fours and six sixes to overwhelm Glamorgan, who gave game chase for a while but could only reply with 182 for eight.

Phillips and Benny Howell, promoted to three in place of the injured Ian Cockbain, shared 130 for the third wicket in 64 balls - a record T20 partnership for Gloucestershire’s third wicket.

Phillips arrived after Miles Hammond and Chris Dent had given the innings a lively start after losing the toss, making 60 without loss.

He cut Marnus Labuschagne through extra-cover before lifting Dan Douthwaite over the sight screen. He blasted Prem Sisodiya twice straight back past his for four and swept him fine for another boundary in going to fifty in 26 balls.

He took 14 from the 17th over, clubbing Tim van der Gugten over long-off, before uppercutting Douthwaite for a third six. An extraordinary reverse-scoop flew over third man for six as 23 came from the 18th.

In the final over, he launched van der Gugten over the longest boundary at midwicket, crashed him wide of deep cover for four and swung the final ball of the innings over deep-square.

Howell took his chance up at three to make an unbeaten 53 in 33 balls. He struck Callum Taylor for four through extra cover and wide of midwicket before a slug down the ground cleared long-off for six. He drove Weighell for four to raise a fifth T20 half-century.

Benny Howell said:

“Glenn hit a six on about 40 and said ‘i’m getting a hundred here’ and when he says something it usually happens. It was a shame he didn’t quite make it.

I think Glamorgan’s total was an okay score but the wind going towards the short side made it very difficult to contain from one end."

Glamorgan needed their third-highest T20 total to win and stayed in the game for the first half of the chase.

David Lloyd gave them a rattling start with 44 in 22 balls, striking four sixes, three of them short-arm jabs over midwicket and Glamorgan reached 101 for four at halfway. But Tom Smith then bowled two overs for nine and then a wicket maiden to leave 15-an-over for the final five.

Labuschagne was, as ever, a crucial wicket and Payne yorked him walking across his stumps. 33 in 21 balls was well light of what Glamorgan needed.



Scorecard

Glamorgan won the toss and elected to bowl.


Gloucestershire
Miles Hammond | Christopher Dent | Glenn Phillips | James Bracey | Jack Taylor | Ryan Higgins | Benny Howell | Tom Smith | Daniel Worrall | Joshua Shaw | David Payne |


Glamorgan
David Lloyd | Nicholas Selman | Colin Ingram | Marnus Labuschagne | Christopher Cooke | Kiran Carlson | Callum Taylor | Daniel Douthwaite | William Weighell | Timm van der Gugten | Prem Sisodiya |


Gloucestershire win by 34 runs
 

Gloucestershire First Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Miles Hammond Caught Timm van der Gugten Bowled Marnus Labuschagne 35 40 30 4 1
Chris Dent Caught Marnus Labuschagne Bowled Callum Taylor 29 27 16 1 3
Benny Howell Not Out 53 55 33 6 1
Glenn Phillips Not Out 94 44 41 9 6
James Bracey
Jack Taylor
Ryan Higgins
Tom Smith
Daniel Worrall
Josh Shaw
David Payne
Extras 0b 1lb 0nb 0p 4w 5
Total 216

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
62 86

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Prem Sisodiya 4 0 33 0
James Weighell 4 0 42 0
Timm van der Gugten 4 0 50 0
Dan Douthwaite 4 0 48 0
Callum Taylor 2 0 21 1
Marnus Labuschagne 2 0 21 1


Glamorgan First Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Nick Selman Caught Glenn Phillips Bowled David Payne 5 7 5 1 0
Colin Ingram Caught Ryan Higgins Bowled Josh Shaw 14 24 12 2 0
David Lloyd Caught Daniel Worrall Bowled Benny Howell 44 25 22 3 4
Marnus Labuschagne Bowled David Payne 33 29 21 3 1
James Weighell Caught Miles Hammond Bowled Benny Howell 13 9 5 0 2
Kiran Carlson L.B.W. Ryan Higgins 17 25 17 0 0
Chris Cooke Caught and Bowled Tom Smith 5 5 4 1 0
Callum Taylor Not Out 11 25 17 1 0
Dan Douthwaite Caught Miles Hammond Bowled Ryan Higgins 35 17 17 1 4
Timm van der Gugten Not Out 0 1 0 0 0
Prem Sisodiya
Extras 0b 3lb 0nb 0p 2w 5
Total 182

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
7 61 72 95 123 128 137 181

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Daniel Worrall 4 0 43 0
David Payne 4 0 38 2
Josh Shaw 2 0 16 1
Benny Howell 3 0 31 2
Tom Smith 4 1 24 1
Ryan Higgins 3 0 27 2