With a convincing victory over Glamorgan in their Vitality Blast match in Cardiff. Somerset surpassed them at the top of the South Group.

Kiran Carlson and Timm van der Gugten both had career-best batting efforts. But Glamorgan’s score of 171 all out was insufficient as Somerset triumphed by eight wickets with 17 balls remaining.

The batting attempts of Glamorgan were stifled by three wickets each from Craig Overton . And Jack Brooks before fifty-plus scores from Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Will Smeed led the visiting team to victory.
With 18 points after this victory, Somerset moves ahead of Surrey at the top of the Blast standings. In order for Glamorgan to advance to the knockout rounds. They will likely need to win all three of their remaining games . As they are currently outside the quarterfinal qualification spots.
The home team passed the 50-run mark thanks to a 40-run stand between Carlson and Chris Cooke. But Carlson was the only one scoring. Cooke attempted to drive Overton over the extra cover boundary for six runs after scoring seven runs. The leading run-scorer for Glamorgan in this competition appeared to be on his way to clearing the rope . When Kasey Aldridge made an incredible one-handed grab at full stretch.

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Glamorgan was 53 for 5 and in danger of collapsing . When recently recruited overseas signing Cam Fletcher was out for a duck two balls later . When he pulled a ball to Sean Dickson at midwicket.
Carlson and van der Gugten then put on a record sixth wicket partnership for these two teams. Scoring 91 runs together to offer the home team some hope.

With his 71, Carlson reached 300 runs for the first time in a Blast season . And recorded his first over-50 innings since 2018. Van van Gugten continued to display his all-around talent by scoring 48. His fourth significant contribution with the bat in his six Blast games this season.

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Smeed gave the Somerset chase a great start, but at just 17. He ought to have been dismissed in the second over . Billy Root was waiting for him on the deep square leg boundaruy . When he tugged a ball from van der Gugten.
The lone wicket for Glamorgan until the 13th over, when Smeed and Kohler-Cadmore grabbed control of the game. As he attempted to scoop Ruaidhri Smith. This wicket fell during the Somerset powerplay. Smeed scored 66 runs in just 36 balls, smashing eight fours and three sixes. The needed rate had dropped to less than a run per ball by the time Smith had dismissed him.

With the assistance of Tom Abell and a little help from Smeed’s dismissal. Kohler-Cadmore led Somerset to victory with 62 runs remaining. Gorvin’s catch of Kohler-Cadmore at the midwicket boundary off a no ball was the only further cause for concern for the visitors.

With its eighth Blast victory overall, Somerset is getting closer to hosting a quarterfinal at home.