Fixture Type: t20
Venue: SWALEC Stadium
Fixture Date: Tuesday 23 July
Start Time: 5:30pm
Results: Lost 5 wickets
Worcestershire succumbed to a five-wicket defeat at the hands of Glamorgan in the Friends Life t20 at the SWALEC Stadium.
Worcestershire won the toss and elected to bat and had got to 12 in the 4th over when Moeen Ali (2) attempted a drive against Graham Wagg and was caught at extra cover by Chris Cooke.
Tilan Samaraweera and Alexei Kervezee then took the visitors to 60-1 after 10 overs and 2 overs later Samaraweera brought up his first half-century for Worcestershire in t20 cricket off 36 balls.
But the second wicket partnership was to end on 91 when Samaraweera was run out to a direct hit at backward point from Murray Goodwin, when going for a quick single, for 65 off 42 balls, with 8 fours and 1 six.
Andre Russell hit 2 fours before he was bowled by Wagg for 15, with the score on 130-3 in the 17th over, and then the wickets kept falling in the last three overs as Kervezee was caught by Cooke at mid-wicket off Nathan McCullum for 44 off 40 balls, with 2 fours and 1 six, Joe Leach (1) was caught by Nick James off Wagg and Ben Cox (1) was also caught by James off Michael Hogan.
Gareth Andrew struck a four and a six in his innings of 16 as Worcestershire ended on 157-6 off their 20 overs.
In reply Glamorgan suffered an early blow when Mark Wallace was caught by Andrew at mid-on off Russell for 1 and in the 5th over it was 28-2 when Cooke was caught by Kervezee at third man off Andrew for 6.
Marcus North scored 9 before he was trapped lbw by Ali, with the home side on 46-3 in the 8th over, but then Glamorgan rallied as Jim Allenby and Goodwin put on 59 for the fourth wicket to put the home side in a good position to reach their target.
Allenby got to his fifty off 42 balls before he was caught by the substitute fielder, Richard Jones, at long-on with his next ball but Goodwin took just 30 balls to reach his half-century as Glamorgan required 26 runs off 18 balls.
In the final ball of the 18th over Goodwin was caught at backward point by Shaaiq Choudhry off Andrew (3-27 off 4 overs) for 59 off 37 balls, with the score on 140-5, but in the penultimate over, bowled by Jack Shantry, 17 runs were scored and Glamorgan reached their target, with 5 balls to spare, by finishing on 161-5 off 19.1 overs.
WORCESTERSHIRE (157-6) LOST TO GLAMORGAN (161-5) BY 5 WICKETS
Worcestershire Team: Daryl Mitchell*, Moeen Ali, Tilan Samaraweera, Alexei Kervezee, Andre Russell, Joe Leach, Ben Cox+, Gareth Andrew, Shaaiq Choudhry, Brett D’Oliveira, Jack Shantry