Worcester, May 10, Friday at 03:30 PM IST
Powered by James Hildreth’s 93 of 89 deliveries, Somerset registered 5 wickets win over bottom-placed Surrey to finish off third in the South Group and also managed a quarter-final spot in the tournament. They will now square off against Worcestershire at New Road, Worcester on May 10, Friday in the first Qualifier with an eye on the semi-final spot.
Riding on Dean Elgar’s 64 of 77 balls and forties from Jamie Smith and Ben Foakes, Surrey posted a good total of 290-9 in the first innings. Coming to chase, Somerset were reduced to 41-2 in the ninth over when Tom Banton (53) and James Hildreth (93) took the charge and resurrected the innings. The unbeaten 57 from George Bartlett and Lewis Gregory’s 36 not out, down the order, helped the side finish the chase in 45.4 overs. Owing to the better run rate, Somerset finished third ahead of Gloucestershire -who finished fourth despite the same number of wins and defeats in eight outings.
Playing in home conditions, Worcestershire will be looking to continue the momentum with an eye on a semi-final spot. They are on a three-match winning streak and a win over Somerset will guarantee them a spot against Nottinghamshire in the first semi-final.
The clash will begin at 03:30 PM IST at noon.
Meanwhile, Middlesex and Lancashire will square off at Lord’s, London on the May 10, Friday for the second quarterfinals.
In five encounters played at this venue, four have been won by the hosts Worcestershire. The encounters have been usually low-scoring with the total ranging in between 240-270. The pace bowlers have taken the most wickets at this venue in the tournament, especially Wayne Parnell. Expect a similar fashion on Friday too.
Avg 1st inn score: 196
Avg 2nd inn score: 197
Highest Total: 218/2 (48.3 Ov) by WI vs ZIM
Highest Chased: 218/2 (48.3 Ov) by WI vs ZIM
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Somerset- W, L, L, L, W
Worcestershire- W, W, W, L, W
The probable SOM vs WOR playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper- Tom Banton
Batsmen- James Hildreth, Azhar Ali, Peter Trego, Tom Abell (c), George Bartlett
All-rounder-Lewis Gregory, Roelof van der Merwe
Bowlers- Craig Overton, Josh Davey, Jamie Overton
Wicketkeeper- Ben Cox
Batsmen- Callum Ferguson, George Rhodes, Riki Wessels, Ross Whiteley, Thomas Fell,
All-rounder- Ed Barnard, Brett Oliveira (c),
Bowlers- Wayne Parnell, Josh Tongue, Patrick Brown
Tom Abell (c), Tim Groenewald, James Hildreth, Azhar Ali, Tom Banton, George Bartlett, Lewis Gregory, Ben Green, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Dom Bess, Josh Davey, Peter Trego and Roelof van der Merwe
Whiteley, Wessels, Brown, Morris, Mitchell, Fell, Ferguson, Rhodes, D’Oliveira ©, Cox (w), Barnard, Parnell, Tongue, Dell
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Somerset fantasy picks –
The key batters in the side are – JC Hildreth, Azhar Ali, P Trego and L Gregory
Hildreth has amassed the most runs for the side- 349 runs in 8 innings with an average of 43.62
Azhar Ali with 305 runs averages 38.12 in the tournament
Only three centuries have been scored by Somerset in the tournament so far – Tom Banton, Azhar Ali and P Trego
C Overton is the most successful in bowling with 17 wickets in 8 innings
Josh Davey is second in the list with 10 scalps
R van der Merwe and T Groenewald have bagged 7 wickets apiece
In last year’s English Domestic One-Day Cup, Roloef van der Merwe scored 195 runs down the order for Somerset and attacked 61% of the balls he faced
Worcestershire fantasy picks-
Hamish Rutherford- who is on England duty – is the top scorer for the side
In his absence, M Wessels has scored the most runs for the side – 297 runs in 8 innings
R Whiteley with 257 runs is another key contributor with the bat. He averages 36.71 in 8 innings played so far
With 19 wickets in the bag, including two fifers, Wayne Parnell is the leading wicket-taker for the side
Charlie Morris has bowled impressively well in the tournament so far and has bagged 10 wickets in 7 innings
A total of 7 hundred have been socred by Worcestershire so far – two from Hamish Rutherford and one each from Daryl Mitchell, Ross Whiteley, George Rhodes, Rikki Wessels and Callum Ferguson. No team has scored more hundreds in the tournament.
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