Birmingham Bears 142 for 9 (Rhodes 46, van der Gugten 3-27) overcome Glamorgan 129 for 2 (Bresnan 3-26, Lintott 3-11) by 13 runs
Birmingham Bears made it back-to-back Vitality Blast wins using a 13-run victory over Glamorgan at a low-scoring competition at Edgbaston.
On a cool, gray day, the Bears were limited to 142 for eight with a true seeing attack headed by paceman Timm van der Gugten and spinner Prem Sisodiya.
Just captain May Rhodes, using a T20-greatest 46, batted with any fluency until a late flurry from Olly Stone, together with 22 not outside of 18 balls, gave his side some thing to bowl .
Glamorgan then mustered only 129 for eight in response as Tim Bresnan caused premature harm prior to wristspinner Jake Lintott delivered an excellent spell of 4-0-11-3, the fourth-most economic complete spell for the Bears in T20 cricket.
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Birmingham opted to bat but found life hard against a disciplined screen from Glamorgan’s bowlers. Dom Sibley’s yield to county obligation attracted a first-ball duck when he chipped a return to Sisodiya. Following a clean start from the spinners, paceman van der Gugten and Ruaidhri Smith each hit in their very first overs, using Ed Pollock captured behind and Sam Hain trapped lbw respectively.
Adam Hose struck four fours at a 20-chunk 23 but afterward, tied down at a Salter over that’d attracted only four sisters, raised a complete throw to long-off.
Following Salter and Sisodiya each hit to discount Michael Burgess and Bresnan, Rhodes and Henry Brookes recovered some endings with a stand of 36 in 25 balls. Rhodes batted with intellect and ability but expired when the Bears took a self-inflicted wound. Brookes known for a hopeless second run along with the priest had been defeated by van der Gugten’s throw.
Van der Gugten, who’d pooped a large Bears celebration three days before by bowling Ian Bell ten runs short of a century on his final first-class look, then added the wicket of Brookes, who skied to mid-off.
The Bears have been in deep trouble 118 for eight however Stone supervised some vital tail-wagging which hep the match alive.
Glamorgan’s response was struck early with a triple blow from Bresnan who bowled his spell directly through in the Birmingham End. Nick Selman, David Lloyd and Chris Cooke paid the cost for assaulting great balls when they shipped up grabs to the infield.
Andy Balbirnie looked dangerous on his way into 30 but sailed Lintott to profound square-leg. The spinner took a stinging return catch to finish Marchant p Lange’s counter-attack until it had started and then summoned one on to Callum Taylor’s stumps.
In a promising 79 for 4 ), abruptly Glamorgan were 83 for 2 and also the run-rate required shortly escalated beyond the tail reach.