Vitality Blast 2024 – Live Cricket Streaming, Live Scores, Match Reports and Reactions – All Matches – June 16th-Selambe

Here are all the Vitality Blast 2024 – Live Cricket Streaming, Live Scores, Match Reports and Reactions for every match on June 16th 2024.
South Group

Somerset vs Glamorgan, South Group, Vitality Blast

Will Smeed smashed 86 off 48 balls to lead Somerset to a 108-run Vitality Blast South Group victory over Glamorgan at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton.
The opener blitzed 9 fours and 5 sixes to dominate the home side’s innings of 193 for eight after losing the toss. Craig Overton contributed 42, while Dan Douthwaite claimed three wickets in an over to finish with four for 37 from four.
In reply, Glamorgan could muster only 85 all out, Sam Northeast top scoring with 24 and Lewis Gregory taking three for 11 to become Somerset’s equal leading wicket-taker in T20 cricket.
Somerset’s innings was a rollercoaster, starting well, dipping dramatically and finishing strongly. Smeed and Tom Banton produced an opening stand of 38 inside four overs before Banton was bowled by a full delivery from Timm van der Gugten.
It was 51 for one at the end of the six-over powerplay as Smeed took centre stage, dominating a second-wicket stand of 54 inside six overs with an out-of-sorts Tom Kohler-Cadmore, who fell to a boundary catch off Andy Gorvin for nine.
By then Smeed had gone to a brilliant 30-ball half-century with a pulled four to fine leg off Douthwaite. He celebrated by clearing the rope in the same area next ball and Somerset looked on course for a 200-plus score.
That changed in the 12th over, which saw Douthwaite send back Tom Abell, Sean Dickson and Gregory with the second, fourth and sixth deliveries, Dickson to a brilliant one-handed catch by Jamie McIlroy at mid-on. When Ben Green was caught and bowled by Mason Crane at the start of the following over four wickets had fallen in the space of seven balls.
Smeed, who had looked on course for his second T20 century, was bowled by a full-length ball from Douthwaite and Somerset were seven down with more than six overs of their innings left. Overton and Roelof van der Merwe showed their experience by steadying the ship before a late assault, which saw Overton hit sixes over long-off and long-on, the latter sending the ball sailing into the River Tone.
A half-century stand off 30 balls gave the hosts momentum going into Glamorgan’s reply, which saw Overton dismiss Kiran Carlsson, caught at third man in the first over, and Riley Meredith send down a wicket-maiden, having former Somerset player Eddie Byrom caught behind for a duck.
Marnus Labuschagne and Northeast took the score to 37 by the end of the powerplay, but the second ball of the seventh over saw Labuschagne fall lbw to Gregory aiming to leg. Colin Ingram then guided an Overton delivery straight to gully to leave Glamorgan 43 for four.
Northeast miscued an attempted scoop shot off Gregory to Jake Ball at short fine-leg and when Douthwaite offered the same bowler a tame return catch Somerset’s captain had equalled leg-spinner Max Waller’s record of 139 T20 wickets for the county.
Van der Gugten clothed a Ball delivery to cover and Chris Cook was superbly caught by Green on the cover boundary at the end of the same over to make it 71 for eight. Gorvin delayed the inevitable with a couple of belligerent blows, but left arm spinner van der Merwe wrapped up the result, taking wickets with his only two balls of the innings.
Kent Spitfires vs Gloucestershire, South Group, Vitality Blast

North Group
Derbyshire Falcons vs Warwickshire Bears, North Group, Vitality Blast

Durham vs Lancashire Lightning, North Group, Vitality Blast

Worcestershire Rapids vs Northamptonshire Steelbacks, North Group, Vitality Blast

Northamptonshire enhanced their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Vitality Blast as they completed a double over Worcestershire with their fourth win in six matches this season.
But in contrast a fourth successive defeat has left Worcestershire with an uphill challenge to reach the quarter-finals.
As during Friday’s game with Notts Outlaws, batting was not straightforward on a two-paced hybrid pitch.
The Steelbacks were indebted to a stand of 75 between Matthew Breetzke and Sikandar Raza against some accurate seam bowling.
Worcestershire also had to scrap for runs and Ethan Brookes provided the backbone of their innings with his joint highest T20 score.
But Northamptonshire also produced a disciplined bowling performance to restrict the home side, Ben Sanderson finishing with 3 for 16, and also fielded excellently.
Worcestershire made two changes with on loan England spinner Shoaib Bashir and Rob Jones replacing Josh Cobb and Matthew Waite.
Northamptonshire skipper David Willey won the toss and opted to bat and he looked uncomfortable alongside fellow opener Matthew Breetzke.
Willey had a slice of good fortune when he inside-edged Nathan Smith for four and was then dropped at cover on 14 off Tom Taylor.
But Adam Finch made the breakthrough when the former England all-rounder pulled a delivery straight to deep mid wicket.
West Indies leg spinner, Hayden Walsh, struck when George Bartlett came down the wicket and lost his middle stump.
Ravi Bopara then went for a big hit against Ethan Brookes but only found the hands of Adam Hose at long on.
Matthew Breetzke and Sikandar Raza then featured in the mainstay stand of the innings in adding 75 but scoring never came freely.
Three wickets in two overs checked the Steelbacks hopes of obtaining some late momentum.
Former Northamptonshire all-rounder Tom Taylor removed both of the partnership-makers in the 19th over with Breetzke, who completed a 41 balls fifty, ct at mid-off and Raza following at long on.
Finch then trapped Saif Zaib lbw.
When Worcestershire batted Raphael Weatherall enjoyed a success in his first over when Rob Jones, opening in place of Matthew Waite, was caught behind off a delivery of extra pace.
Ben Sanderson struck twice in the space of three balls. He had new number three, Gareth Roderick (5) taken at mid wicket and then two balls later Adam Hose (0) lost his middle stump at 31-3.
Brett D’Olivieira and Ethan Brookes batted sensibly in adding 46 but Worcestershire’s Club captain then spooned up a catch to mid on off Raphael Weatherall.
The game was back in the balance when Bartlett pulled off a fine catch at deep backward square to account for Brookes off the recalled Willey.
Smith and Pollock also perished in the deep as Northamptonshire ensured they maintained their grip on proceedings.
Yorkshire Vikings v Leicestershire Foxes, North Group, Vitality Blast

© Cricket World

What do you think?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

Tennessee Football’s Neyland Stadium Ranked Top Three Environment in College Football – Selambe

Top Five WWE Intercontinental Champions of All Time – Selambe