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Ban vs SL 3rd ODI – ‘We won the series but don’t think we played really well’

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Bangladesh captain rues missing out on ten Super League points in the third ODI

Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal has rued not picking up the full 30 points on offer in the series against Sri Lanka after his side lost by by 97 runs in the third ODI. The home side had already sealed the series by winning the first two matches, but with the ICC ODI Super League’s points table being directly connected to 2023 World Cup qualification, matches like the one on Friday now have greater significance.

“You never know, these ten points could bother us later,” Iqbal said. “The ICC ODI Super League is not like a typical bilateral series. When we had the opportunity, we should have finished it properly. We won the series, but I don’t think we played really well. We bowled well, but we have more potential in our batting unit. Fielding was okay in the first two matches, but it was the same-old fielding today. We [dropped] important catches at important times.”



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Recent Match Report – Notts vs Durham North Group 2021

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Brydon Carse requires stitches after being struck on ear in his follow-through

Nottinghamshire 221 for 4 (Duckett 74*) beat Durham 143 (Harrison 4-36) by 78 runs

Notts Outlaws celebrated an impressive Vitality Blast group campaign with a crushing 78-run victory over Durham although the game was marred by a nasty injury to Brydon Carse. The pace bowler was hit on his ear by an Alex Hales drive when he slipped in his follow-through in the 4th over and played no further part in the match.

“Thankfully, it’s just a couple of stitches and he should be okay. It looked ugly at first,” Durham coach Alan Walker told the BBC. “He was tripping up on his follow-through and couldn’t protect himself.”

Ben Duckett, with an unbeaten 74 from 41 balls, and 43 not out off 17 balls by Steven Mullaney propelled the Outlaws to 221 for 4 which was far too much for Durham. They collapsed to 59 for 6 and were bowled out for 143 in 16 overs with Calvin Harrison taking 4 for 36 as the North Group winners claimed a ninth victory.

Joe Clarke, awarded his Nottinghamshire cap before the game, and Hales gave the Outlaws early momentum before both fell in Paul van Meekeren’s second over. Clarke skied to point and Hales, missed on 14, failed to clear mid-on as the Outlaws ended the Powerplay on 70 for 2.

Although Tom Moores was lbw first ball to Scott Borthwick, Duckett and Samit Patel got the Outlaws back on track by adding 67 in 7 overs. Duckett swept Liam Trevaskis for two fours and a six and made Durham pay for dropping him on 28 when Alex Lees spilled a chance at deep midwicket.

Matty Potts held a much harder catch running in from long on to remove Patel for 34 off 26 balls but that only opened the way for Mullaney’s brutal late onslaught. He pulled Graham Clark’s legspin for three sixes in the 15th over which cost 24 and he and Duckett plundered 83 from 37 balls to take the Outlaws to an imposing total.

Any chance Durham had of chasing it down vanished when they lost four wickets in the Powerplay with Clark and Alex Lees both failing to score. David Bedingham struck some defiant blows before he skied Dane Paterson and after Cameron Bancroft was yorked by Zak Chappell, Harrison removed Ben Raine and Borthwick in the 9th over.

Potts at least went down swinging, heaving Patel for three sixes in the 13th over, but Harrison wrapped up a comprehensive win with four overs to spare.



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Recent Match Report – Glamorgan vs Hampshire South Group 2021

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Victory in 13 overs boosts Hampshire’s run rate but fate still out of their hands

Hampshire 187 for 4 (Short 69) beat Glamorgan 184 for 4 (Labuschagne 78, Lloyd 52) by six wickets

Hampshire romped to an astonishing six-wicket victory with 42 balls to spare over Glamorgan to keep alive their Vitality Blast quarter-final hopes at the Ageas Bowl.

The Hawks started the day sitting in sixth place on the South Group table, needing to chase down fourth-placed Surrey’s run rate to have any chance of progressing or hope Sussex or Gloucestershire lose their matches on Sunday night. But the emphatic fifth straight win moved the 2010 and 2012 champions up to third spot and they will now progress if Sussex lose to Kent or Gloucestershire are defeated by Somerset.

After being set an imposing 185 target for victory by Glamorgan, who were put into bat by James Vince, the home side needed to usurp that total inside 14.1 overs to leapfrog fourth-place Surrey – which they achieved in 13 thanks to a 43 from 13 balls from Joe Weatherley and 69 off 30 from D’Arcy Short.
After being asked to bat, Glamorgan took full advantage of the perfect conditions despite losing opener Kiran Carlson to the third ball of the match, with David Lloyd and Australia Test batsman Marnus Labuschagne building an impressive 92-ball partnership.

Lloyd belted four sixes in his 52 off 33 balls before Labuschagne continued the assault against the home attack, clearing the rope six times in an entertaining 78 from 47 deliveries before falling to Brad Wheal, who finished with 3 for 39. Dan Douthwaite added some extra gloss to the total, smashing 21 from eight balls to help the visitors finish their final innings of a disappointing campaign with a flourish.

However, Vince and Short showed they meant business from the off, with the Australian hitting three successive sixes off Timm van der Gugten’s first over that went for 26 runs with the pair than taking 21 off Roman Walker’s. Short brought up his 50 off just 18 balls as the Hawks completed the Powerplay at 79 for 0 before Vince departed for 39 when he was caught by Jack Cooke off Andrew Salter.

Colin de Grandhomme came in at No. 3 to try and continue the run bonanza, but he was caught on the boundary by Carlson off Labuschagne for 5 shortly before Short was dismissed by the spin of Salter.

Those departures looked to be a hammer blow for the home side’s hopes, but Weatherley stepped up to the plate and sealed a memorable victory with four sixes and three fours.

“We were obviously focusing on us today and just try to forget about other results and just win the game. But it was a massive ask to do it inside 14.1,” Weatherley said.

“But we’ve done our part and will have to see. It will be really disappointing if we don’t qualify. To have put ourselves in this position at this stage of the season is unbelievable. We have put so much in over the last five matches and we have found a formula that works. It’s a real team effort, lots of guys have put their hands up, everyone is working hard for each other.”



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Vitality T20 Blast 2021 – Sam Robson’s maiden T20 fifty sets up consolation Middlesex win over Essex | Cricket

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Middlesex 169 for 5 (Robson 60) beat Essex 160 for 9 (Finn 3-25) by nine runs

Sam Robson put on a rare showcase of his T20 skills as Middlesex beat Essex Eagles by nine runs in the Vitality Blast at the Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford.

Test-capped Robson, known for his red-ball talents, was only playing his seventh T20 match but showed off his repertoire with 60, as Middlesex struck 169 for five in blistering heat.

Afghanistan international Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s cheap two-for put the stoppers on a promising start to the chase before Steven Finn (3 for 25) and Blake Cullen’s (2 for 26) late wickets made sure of the victory. It meant Middlesex avoided the South Group wooden spoon by claiming their fourth victory of the Blast, while condemning Essex to an eighth defeat – although this fixture was already a dead rubber with both out.

Robson had previously only played four games in 2011 and twice this season, scoring just 69 runs, but his inexperience in the format didn’t show. His opening partner Max Holden nicked off first ball but Robson and Joe Cracknell kickstarted the innings with a stand of 59 for the second wicket.

Cracknell pulled to deep midwicket as Robson glided past his highest score of 28 and to his maiden format half-century. He reached fifty in 40 deliveries, with a six straight back over Simon Harmer’s head before following it up two balls later by dispatching over wide long-on.

Robson fell for 60 when she holed out to long-on, to give Aron Nijjar a wicket to go alongside the miserly four overs going for 20. John Simpson and Daryl Mitchell totted the score along, adding 24 and 43 before being stumped and paddling to short fine leg respectively.

The Eagles were on top of the chase at the halfway mark having reached 88 for 2. Adam Wheater slogged to deep midwicket but Tom Westley and Dan Lawrence confidently and comfortably struck a 50 partnership from 29 balls.

But wickets, and a slowdown in the 11th and 12th overs, tilted the balance towards the visitors – as Westley was bowled by Luke Hollman and the impeccable Mujeeb castled Michael Pepper.

Debutant Josh Rymell showed some decent skills before being bowled by Mujeeb for 21 and then the bottom fell out.

Neesham was caught at deep midwicket, Paul Walter was caught and bowled and Simon Harmer skied to put Finn on a hat-trick – although Nijjar thwarted the attempt with a six. The former England bowler got the last laugh when he was caught at long-on, and the loss of five wickets in 17 balls killed off the hosts.

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