T20 Blast 2022: Mattie McKiernan Bowls The Most Expensive Spell in T20
T20 Blast 2022: In the recent match between Somerset and Derbyshire, Somerset thrashed away Derbyshire completely. It was the fourth quarter-final match of the T20 Blast 2022. And the match was taking place at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton on July 9 (Saturday). On the victorious side, Somerset had smashed the highest in the history of the T20 Blast. They put a total score of 265 runs at the end of 20 overs. Looking for more online betting sites in India for the 2022 season? Read here.
During this record-breaking match, leg-spinner Mattie McKiernan had found himself in a terrible position. The Derbyshire spinner had given away the most expensive spell in the history of T20 cricket. He gave huge 82 runs in his four-over quota. The Somerset batters punished his bowling in the same section of the ground. His economy in this match was 20.5.
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Not only this but also he went wicket-less in this match. In his four overs, he had given away 34 runs in just one over. He was former South African opener Rilee Rossouw who was batting at the on strike. The left-hander smashed McKiernan for 34 runs in an over. After that, the leg-spinner became clueless and did not find any correct line length in the entire match.
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Coming to the match, Derbyshire opted to bowl first after winning the toss. The Somerset came on the crease with a fully charged attitude and started smacking the bowler. And the opening pair of Tom Banton and Will Smeed had succussed to give a good start to their team. After that Will Smeed lost his wicket and Rilee Rossouw joined the party with Tom Banton.
Both the batter thrashed the Derbyshire bowlers. The scorecard reads, that Tom Banton smashed 73 runs in 41 balls and Rilee Rossouw scored 93 runs in just 36 balls. Rossouw had smashed eight fours and seven maximums. Chasing a huge empire of runs, Derbyshire batters bundled at just 74 runs in 11.2 overs. Wayne Madsen came up as the top scorer from the Derbyshire side.
He scored 14 runs off 17 balls. Somerset bowlers also contributed very well in this match. Peter Siddle and Ben Green had picked three-wicket hauls each. Then Lewis Gregory and Craig Overton had done the remaining job. As a result, Somerset won the match by huge 191 runs. After the match, Rilee Rossouw got the reward of the player of the match for impeccable batting performance.
On 16th July, Yorkshire and Lancashire will be taking each other in the first semi-final at Edgbaston, Birmingham. On the same date and venue, Hampshire and Somerset will be facing each other in the second semi-final. And the winners of these semi-finals will go one and one on the same date and venue at the end.
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