County Ground, Hove, August 05 at 7:00 PM IST
The next South Group fixture in the T20 Blast 2018 will see Sussex hosting Somerset for one of the most awaited clash of the tournament. The home team, Sussex bagged 10 points of the 8 matches they have played so far in this tournament in which they have registered 4 wins and 2 losses. With just one win in their last five games, they would want to keep on their winning form which they found against Middlesex in their last game. Sussex won the toss and decided to bat first. Opening their innings was Philip Salt who scored a ballistic 50 off 20 balls in which he hit five 4s and three towering 6s. He was backed by Delray Rawlins who just fell short of his 50 by one run and helped Sussex reach a standard total.
When Middlesex came down to bat they had a target of 169 runs to chase in 20 over. As the top batting order toppled, skipper Eoin Morgan’s 90 off 56 balls couldn’t save the game for them and the brilliance of Jofra Archer with the ball succumbed the Middlesex innings to 156 runs and Sussex won the game by 12 runs. They would head into this game with all the confidence they need but to win against the second placed Somerset would not be an easy task at all.
The visitors have been simply brilliant and maintaining a net run rate of +0.97 even after nine matches they have played so far, Somerset will start this game as the favourites. They have lost only one game in their last six games and they would want to continue their three match winning streak in this game as well. Their last game against Essex was no short of picture perfect as they thrashed Essex with 10 wickets to spare. Sent to bowl first after losing out on the toss Somerset restricted Essex to 135 runs with Jerome Taylor and Jamie Overton crushing their batting lineup. Their excellence with the ball was equally matched with their excellence with the bat. Johann MyBurgh and wicket keeper Tom Banton opened the innings and they guided them home with the former scoring an unbeaten 103 runs in just 44 balls with the help of sixteen 4s and three big 6s and latter, rotating the strike from the other hand gave them a 10 wicket win.
They would come into this game that they’re up against one of the better teams in this season and it would take a lot of effort to win this game even they would be hailed as the favourites.
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Chris Jordan, Luke Wright (c), Delray Rawlins, Tom Bruce, Michael Burgess (wk), Jofra Archer, Tymal Mills, Ollie Robinson, Laurie Evans, Rashid Khan, Phil Salt, Danny Briggs, Will Beer, David Wiese
Tom Abell, Lewis Gregory (c), Corey Anderson, Jerome Taylor, Tom Banton, Josh Davey, Roelof van der Merwe, James Hildreth, Johann Myburgh, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Peter Trego, Max Waller
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