Vitality Blast - 30 August 2019

Gloucestershire won by 3 wickets

Venue: The Bristol County Ground

Sussex Sharks v Gloucestershire

Graeme van Buuren hit the final ball of the match for six as Gloucestershire squeezed past Sussex by three wickets to secure a home tie in the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast.

His side needed six off the final over but were restricted to four runs off the first five balls by Reece Topley, but van Buuren smashed the last delivery over the longest boundary on the ground at deep mid-wicket to finish unbeaten on 37 from 20 balls.

Gloucestershire looked to have a chase of 164 under control when captain Michael Klinger, fresh from Thursday’s unbeaten hundred against Kent, was helping take his side to 103 for 2 in the 13th over. But Klinger (48) was caught behind off left-arm spinner Delray Rawlins and in his next over Rawlins, who had earlier top scored with 69 in Sussex’s 163 for 8, bowled Ryan Higgins for a duck.

With Will Beer picking up Jack Taylor for a single, Gloucestershire were 115 for 5 and needed 48 off the last five overs. Ian Cockbain got them closer with 37 off 25 balls before he was caught at long-on in the 18th over.

Gloucestershire took 12 off the penultimate over from Chris Jordan but Topley appeared to have given Sussex a chance until van Buuren swung with mighty effect off the last ball. It was Sussex’s second successive defeat at Hove, but they had already secured home advantage in next week’s quarter-finals.

van Buuren spoke about Gloucestershire's momentum moving forward:

"I'm just glad I was able to get us over the line. Sussex are a quality side so to beat them will give us confidence going into the quarter-finals. We have also won the last five games so we definitely have some momentum and we're looking forward to the next challenge, and it's at home which is obviously what we wanted to make sure of by winning these last two games."

Sussex had earlier made 163 for 8 after being put in, a slightly disappointing outcome after they had reached 111 for 2 in the 12th over thanks to a stand of 108 from 60 balls between Luke Wright and Rawlins.

They came together in the second over after the hosts had lost Phil Salt (1) and Laurie Evans (1), who was run out by Miles Hammond’s direct hit from backward point after hesitating slightly in backing up Wright’s call for a single.

Left-hander Rawlins had a reprieve when Tom Smith dropped a straightforward chance at point off van Buuren when he had scored just a single. He made the most of his fortune, using his strong wrists to whip the ball into the gaps and matching his captain when it came to the big hits as well.

They took 20 off Josh Shaw’s first over and it was a surprise when Wright heaved across the line at the former Yorkshire paceman and lost his leg stump for 41. Rawlins fell for 69 when he was caught and bowled off a high full toss from Andrew Tye in the 14th over, having hit eight fours and two sixes in 41 balls faced.

Sussex could only score 43 in the remaining six overs as wickets fell regularly. David Wiese made 26 but the outstanding Andrew Tye conceded just 11 runs in his four overs and David Payne backed him up with 3 for 36 including the wickets of Wiese and Ollie Robinson in his final over.

TURNING POINT: Delray Rawlins was going well on 69 when Andrew Tye caught him off his own bowling and Sussex struggled for impetus after that.

SHOT OF THE MATCH: For coolness under pressure, nothing could beat Graeme van Buuren’s six off the last ball to win the game.

UNSUNG HERO: On a flat pitch to only concede 11 runs was an outstanding effort by Gloucestershire seamer Andrew Tye.

WHAT’S NEXT: Both sides have home quarter-finals to look forward to. 



Scorecard

Sussex elected to bowl.


Gloucestershire
Christopher Dent | Miles Hammond | James Bracey | Gareth Roderick | Tom Smith | Ryan Higgins | Ben Charlesworth | Jack Taylor | Matthew Taylor | David Payne | Shannon Gabriel |


Sussex
Philip Salt | Luke Wells | Thomas Haines | Stiaan van Zyl | Delray Rawlins | Ben Brown | David Wiese | Chris Jordan | Will Beer | George Garton | Oliver Robinson |


Sussex win by 8 wickets
 
Gloucestershire second innings
243 all out
Sussex second innings
74 - 2

Gloucestershire First Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
James Bracey Caught Ben Brown Bowled Chris Jordan 61 148 123 7 0
Chris Dent Caught Chris Jordan Bowled Tom Haines 7 72 47 0 0
Gareth Roderick Bowled David Wiese 0 14 7 0 0
Miles Hammond Caught Delray Rawlins Bowled George Garton 16 91 64 1 0
Tom Smith Caught Ben Brown Bowled Chris Jordan 0 10 7 0 0
Ben Charlesworth Caught Ben Brown Bowled Chris Jordan 28 104 70 2 0
Ryan Higgins Caught Philip Salt Bowled David Wiese 22 39 36 3 0
Jack Taylor Caught Chris Jordan Bowled Ollie Robinson 26 55 43 5 0
David Payne Not Out 22 55 37 5 0
Matt Taylor Bowled Will Beer 4 30 18 0 0
Shannon Gabriel Caught David Wiese Bowled George Garton 1 21 16 0 0
Extras 1b 10lb 2nb 0p 0w 13
Total 200

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
48 63 97 97 102 133 173 177 189 200

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Ollie Robinson 21 6 29 1
Chris Jordan 20 3 49 3
Tom Haines 6 0 17 1
David Wiese 13 4 34 2
Delray Rawlins 4 1 16 0
Will Beer 6 2 15 1


Sussex First Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Philip Salt Caught James Bracey Bowled David Payne 64 106 83 11 0
Luke Wells Caught James Bracey Bowled David Payne 42 186 122 6 0
Tom Haines Caught James Bracey Bowled Tom Smith 22 65 47 4 0
Stiaan van Zyl L.B.W. Matt Taylor 28 106 84 3 0
Delray Rawlins Caught Gareth Roderick Bowled David Payne 10 30 24 2 0
Ben Brown Caught Miles Hammond Bowled Ben Charlesworth 24 105 75 3 0
David Wiese Caught Ben Charlesworth Bowled Ryan Higgins 67 130 97 9 1
Chris Jordan Caught Gareth Roderick Bowled Ben Charlesworth 6 8 7 1 0
Will Beer Hit Wicket Bowled David Payne 40 80 76 6 0
George Garton Not Out 1 15 9 0 0
Ollie Robinson Caught Jack Taylor Bowled Ryan Higgins 6 10 10 1 0
Extras 7b 7lb 46nb 0p 0w 60
Total 370

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
100 151 161 177 221 259 267 359 359 370

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
David Payne 29 10 59 4
Shannon Gabriel 20 0 121 0
Ryan Higgins 23 6 73 2
Matt Taylor 11 1 38 1
Tom Smith 12 2 38 1
Ben Charlesworth 6 0 27 2


Gloucestershire Second Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
James Bracey Caught Ben Brown Bowled David Wiese 18 59 40 2 0
Chris Dent Caught Ben Brown Bowled George Garton 72 143 103 12 0
Gareth Roderick Caught Tom Haines Bowled David Wiese 8 11 7 1 0
Miles Hammond Caught Chris Jordan Bowled Delray Rawlins 10 57 45 1 0
Tom Smith Caught Will Beer Bowled Ollie Robinson 23 60 62 3 0
Ben Charlesworth L.B.W. Ollie Robinson 15 73 60 1 0
Ryan Higgins Caught Ollie Robinson Bowled Chris Jordan 27 74 51 2 0
Jack Taylor Caught Ben Brown Bowled Chris Jordan 10 35 24 1 0
David Payne Caught Chris Jordan Bowled Delray Rawlins 13 61 41 2 0
Matt Taylor Not Out 28 61 45 3 0
Shannon Gabriel Bowled Delray Rawlins 2 10 9 0 0
Extras 4b 7lb 6nb 0p 0w 17
Total 243

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
48 64 112 128 151 170 200 201 239 243

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Ollie Robinson 21 5 50 2
Chris Jordan 18 5 51 2
David Wiese 6 1 29 2
Tom Haines 3 0 14 0
George Garton 11 1 24 1
Delray Rawlins 10 0 36 3


Sussex Second Innings How out Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Philip Salt Not Out 30 79 54 1 0
Luke Wells Caught Ben Charlesworth Bowled David Payne 2 21 21 0 0
Tom Haines Caught James Bracey Bowled Matt Taylor 10 32 35 2 0
Stiaan van Zyl Not Out 30 26 30 3 0
Delray Rawlins
Ben Brown
David Wiese
Chris Jordan
Will Beer
George Garton
Ollie Robinson
Extras 0b 0lb 2nb 0p 0w 2
Total 74

Fall of wickets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
13 33

Bowlers

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
David Payne 6 0 13 1
Ryan Higgins 6 0 11 0
Ben Charlesworth 5 0 19 0
Matt Taylor 5 0 19 1
Jack Taylor 1 0 12 0