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T20 Blowout: Sam Curran and Laurie Evans push Sarri to a good win at Somerset


Sam Curran hits six sixes and five fours on 36 balls 72

England multi-level player Sam Curran smashed an undefeated 72 as Surrey’s batsmen fired again in their win over Somerset.

Having set a new record for a T20 Lord of 223-7 inches by defeating Middlesex on Thursday, The Brown Caps chased Test 188 in just 16 times in Taunton for two wins out of two.

Elsewhere, Australian trident Chris Green proved in vain as Middlesex lost to Kent.

The Birmingham Bears and Derbyshire both crossed the 200 in an impressive away win.

Surrey’s star-studded lineup looks ominously in shape, posting a second win in consecutive days to set the early pace in the Southern group.

Tom Appel passed 1,000 career T20 points as his 44 ball 69 helped him take Somerset to a total of 187-6, after Curran removed lead man Tom Banton for one.

England opener Jason Roy set the pace with 30 quick from just 13 balls before Laurie Evans (65) and Curran combined a quick 104-round partnership to guide the Browns to an impressive seven-wicket win.

It was a case of what it might be for Middlesex After Green (5-32) took Jack Linning (64), Darren Stephens and Matt Mills with the last three balls of the Kent innings, having also eliminated Jordan Cox (64) with the first ball from above.

But Cox and Ling really did the damage as their runway 123 helped recover from a shaky start after 178-8.

In response, England white ball captain Ewen Morgan fell for 26 points as the visiting team slipped to 55-5, eventually dropping by 16 even though Luke Holman struggled 51 times in the standings as Kent also grabbed a second win.

It was a night for bowlers in Chelmsford Hampshire Hawks throw out Essex Eagles Against 142 to win by 13 points.

Sam Cooke (2-21) and Simon Harmer (2-25) helped restrict the visitors to what looked like under 155-6, and Joe Weatherly scored the highest points with 42 not out.

Opening Tom Westley gave the Eagles a good start with 29 balls with 44, and Kiwi international Jimmy Nesham scored a fast 28, but Mason Crane took two wickets and scored two straight games as the visitors defended their unexpected winning aggregate.

Phil Salt’s inaugural record of 77 is unbeaten as Sussex sharks Complete winning 5 wickets with 16 balls to dodge Gloucestershire in Bristol.

Salt shared a crucial 92nd position with George Garton (46), who had earlier grabbed 3-19 to keep the hosts down to 177-7, and Glenn Phillips was the top scorer with 42.

Hold the bears to beat their bearers

Ed Bullock
Ed Pollock scored the highest with 62 points as fans at Trent Bridge witnessed 440 looting

Birmingham Bears They scored their highest score in T20 away from Edgbaston to defeat the owners Notes Outlaws by 18 passes while the sides raised a combined 440 Nursing at Trent Bridge.

Ed Bullock (62), Sam Heine (53 not out) and Carlos Braithwaite caused damage, and the West Indians beat 31 Peter Trejo with an 18-of-44 stroke, with the visitors scoring 229-5.

The Bears have only topped that total twice, winning 242-2 against Derbyshire in 2015 and 231-5 against the Northants in 2018 – both at Edgbaston.

Facing their biggest chase ever in T20, Notts lost main gun Alex Hales to a second ball duck, and despite 25 balls 50 from Ben Duckett (51) and 38 from Tom Morris, the hosts’ brave response was timid. 211-9.

Worcestershire Rapids They maintained their unbeaten start as Moeen Ali starred in a convincing win 32 times Northern Steelbacks.

England’s multi-tiered, 28-ball player Ali smashed a half-century – his number 21 in the T20 – bolstered by 43 from Brett D’Oliveira and late 10-ball Ben Cox from 26 to take the Rapids to 185-7 at Northampton.

Skipper Josh Cobb fired 29 of 11 shots and Sword Zip battled 36 responses, but the Steelbacks never seriously threatened the goal as Moein followed up 2-21.

Derbyshire Louis Reiss hit the opener 27 50 balls, and Matt Critchley in the T20 hit a high of 80 off 45 balls as the Falcons finished strong to collect 209-6 at Leicester.

Leicestershire foxes Scott Steele lost on the first ball of their response and never recovered, Rishi Patel scored with 35 and Aaron Lilly made 29 as the hosts went out for 189.

Help fast bowler Brydon Carse important role They opened their campaign with a stunning victory over 20 times Yorkshire Vikings in Chester Low Street.

Kars led the recovery after the hosts slipped to 90-5, making 51 balls to help collect 181-8 as Jordan Thompson claimed 4-44 for the Vikings.

England’s Jonny Bairstow topped the response with 50 ball 67 and Harry Brook shot at 41, but the visitors were always behind the par against economic bowlers Ben Ryan (2-17) and Matty Potts (2-28) to finish the match. 161-6 is disappointing.


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