Shadab Khan started with the bat for Sussex in their 20-run victory over Glamorgan, ensuring a simple victory for his team.

Shadab masterfully guided a comeback:

Early on in their innings, Sussex struggled. But Shadab masterfully guided a comeback to hit an impressive 182 for for 6. Michael Burgess and James Coles provided strong assistance to the Pakistan all-rounder as the Sussex middle order dislodged the home team.

The cornerstone of Glamorgan’s batting performance was New Zealander Cam Fletcher. Who made his first significant contribution after joining the team as Colin Ingram’s injured replacement. However, Fletcher received little help, and the Glamorgan innings faltered in the face of a solid Sussex bowling effort.

Though it is mathematically possible for either of these teams to go to the Blast’s knockout rounds. Neither will be able to overcome the other teams in the South Group’s net run rate advantage.

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Timm van der Gugten’s three crucial wickets:

Timm van der Gugten’s three crucial wickets in the first overs gave the Glamorgan bowlers an excellent start during the powerplay. With full balls that were caught inside the circle, Van der Gugten removed both of the openers. He also had Oli Carter caught at fine leg while he was attempting a scoop shot.

The Sussex captain, Ravi Bopara, was sent back to the dugout by Chris Cooke’s breathtaking catch down the leg side. Which Jamie McIlroy also contributed with a wicket inside the fielding rules. At the end of the powerplay. Sussex was left with 46 for 4 and desperately in need of a partnership.

Sussex passed the 100-run threshold. And began to lay a foundation thanks to a 58-run stand between Michael Burgess and Shadab. Burgess contributed, making 29 from 22 balls before he sliced an Andy Gorvin delivery on to his stumps. But Shadab was the guy spearheading the comeback as he recorded his second half-century of this Blast campaign.

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James Coles was a willing accomplice for Shadab as they launched an attack at the conclusion of the Sussex innings following a successful rebuilding effort. Shadab reached fifty after 39 balls . But he added another 36 runs in the following 14 deliveries to reach 87 not out.

Kiran Carlson, the captain of Glamorgan was caught in the gully on the first ball of the innings. Giving the Glamorgan chase the worst possible start. With a stand of 37, Will Smale and Sam Northeast made a commendable job of overcoming Carlson’s early defeat.

Smale appeared to be really getting going before Tymal Mills’ faster pace helped him. He was struck by a pitch for 25, leaving Glamorgan 37 for 2. After a stint in the middle order, Northeast returned to the opening position .

Non-strikers end:


At the non-strikers end, Cooke was bizarrely run out by Shadab. Fletcher drove the ball directly back at the bowler. And Shadab calmly picked it up and ran out Cooke by stopping it with his foot with a Lionel Messi-caliber touch.

The timing of that shot was indicative of Fletcher’s overall baseball striking performance for the entire inning. He had only scored one run in his previous two appearances at the Glamorgan crease. But he found some form here and scored 57 runs off just 40 balls.

Fletcher was unable to do much as wickets fell all around him. Because the needed rate increased so quickly that it was impossible to win by the time the final over began. He fell while trying to swing for the fences as Sussex sealed the victory.

Conclusion:

By 20 runs. Glamorgan 162 for 8 (Fletcher 57, Northeast 44) was defeated by Sussex 182 for 6. (Shadab 87*, van der Gugten 3-20).