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Thursday, October 1, 2020

T20 Blast: Somerset batsman Babar Azam blows Glamorgan away – #NewsEverything #Wales


Babar Azam was the leading run-scorer in last year's T20 Blast, making 578 runs in 13 innings
Babar Azam was the main run-scorer within the 2019 T20 Blast, making 578 runs in 13 innings which included his earlier 20-over better of 102
T20 Blast, Sophia Gardens
Somerset 183-3: Azam 114*, Goldsworthy 38*, Sisodiya 1-26
Glamorgan 117: Morgan 24, C Overton 3-36, Van der Merwe 2-15
Somerset win by 66 runs

Pakistan batsman Babar Azam guided Somerset to a crushing 66-run victory towards Glamorgan with a career-best T20 innings in Cardiff.

Azam was dropped twice on his solution to an unbeaten 114 from 62 balls in Somerset’s complete of 183-3.

The 25-year-old shared a fourth-wicket stand of 110 runs in 10.4 overs with teenage debutant Lewis Goldsworthy.

Following a poor fielding show, Glamorgan may solely handle 117 in 15.5 overs in response.

Somerset saved alive their possibilities of quarter-final qualification from the Central Group, with Glamorgan now out of competition for the final eight.

Azam had solely scored 58 in 4 innings in 2020 for Somerset earlier than this recreation and was the beneficiary of some Glamorgan fielding generosity after the guests have been put into bat.

Andrew Salter dropped a troublesome probability at backward level when Azam was on 10, whereas Owen Morgan spilled a possibility at third man when the Pakistan T20 captain was on 66.

Azam completed with 9 fours and 5 sixes, whereas teenager Goldsworthy was additionally dropped by Callum Taylor on his solution to 38.

Glamorgan made a disastrous begin within the run chase when captain Chris Cooke and vice-captain David Lloyd fell to the second over bowled by spinner Roelof van der Merwe in a two-wicket maiden.

The hosts by no means recovered as Goldsworthy, 19, additionally chipped in with two wickets on a profitable debut, whereas Craig Overton took three wickets.

Glamorgan head coach Matthew Maynard advised BBC Radio Wales: “Catches win matches. We noticed that within the third over of the sport once we dropped Babar and within the second over of our chase they caught (David) Lloyd. Each in a manner have been recreation altering.

“You’ll be able to’t afford to drop the world’s finest T20 batsman and we did that twice.

“They’ve had a fielding coach for eight years and work arduous on it and didn’t miss an opportunity.

“We now have by no means had a fielding coach ever on the membership and it is a huge a part of the sport.”

Somerset all-rounder Lewis Goldsworthy advised BBC Radio Somerset: “It was a dream come true and one thing I’ve needed to do since I used to be a younger boy.

“To get the chance to bat with Babar is one thing I’ll keep in mind for the remainder of my life.

“He was simply so calm and it was a pleasure to be on the market with a top-quality participant. I used to be within the workforce to bowl firstly and it’s most likely my principal swimsuit.”

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