Glamorgan v Gloucestershire Specsavers County Championship - Match Report Day 4

13 September 2018

Gloucestershire wrapped up a nine wicket victory inside eight overs, chasing just 35 runs to win on the final day.

At 150 for eight in their second innings, it was a match which Glamorgan should have lost on the third day. But a career best 58 not out for Timm van der Gugten, who had built a ninth wicket partnership of 73 with Kieran Bull, ensured that Glamorgan began the final day with a slender lead of 18 runs.

The Australian-born Dutchman, already on a career best 58 not out, looked on as his captain Michael Hogan showed attacking intent from the outset, doubling his tally of runs in the first over of the day, despatching Matt Taylor for two well struck boundaries. However, he was eventually bowled by the left-arm seamer, who claimed his fifth wicket of the innings and his seventh of the match as Glamorgan’s innings came to an end on 251.

Exchanging bat for ball, Timm van der Gugten’s resistance continued in the first over of the visitors’ second innings when he trapped Miles Hammond leg before wicket for nought to claim his fifth wicket of the match.

However, Gloucestershire’s chase got going when skipper Chris Dent guided a Michael Hogan delivery down to the third man boundary and then in the following over, drove Timm van der Gugten through backward point for four before James Bracey flicked off his pads to add a boundary of his own as Gloucestershire reached the halfway mark of their chase.

Victory came in just 7.5 overs when Dent struck Michael Hogan back over his head.

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