Natwest T20 Blast 2016: Kent vs Hampshire Match Summary, Highlights, Winner- The NatWest T20 Blast is a professional Twenty20 cricket league competition which is held in England and Wales established by the ECB from year 2014. It is one of the most popular T20 events in the world nowadays. In 2016 it will be the 3rd edition of NatWest T20 Blast tournament where total 18 teams has been battle it out in this contest with each other for this remarkable title. These teams are divided into 2 groups of nine each where every team will play with six other in their group both home as well as away.
Natwest T20 Blast 2016: Kent vs HAM Match Summary
Kent vs HAM MAtch Summary- The newest edition of Natwest kicked off from 20th of May, 2016. On Wednesday, 8th of June 2016, one of the biggest matches of the t20 competition had been played between Hampshire and Kent. As, both these sides are one of the strongest teams in south group, so the recently played game created lot of interest and curiosity among fans. It was a cracking day for t20 cricket and Kent had held their nerves to clinch the 8 runs victory over Hampshire in this inaugural game. In this match Hampshire who lost their wickets early, but Ervine, Shahid Afridi and Darren Sammy batted well . The Hampshire skipper Sean Ervine made a controlled fifty, Afridi and Sammy dazzled in their cameos to managed to score 185 in 20. Over’s but Griffiths held his nerve to attained victory for Kent side.
Kent vs Hampshire 8th June Scorecard
Kent vs Hampshire Scorecard- A South group team Kent had registered a eight run win over Hampshire which was slated to be played in Canterbury on Wednesday,8th june,2016.after their seamer David Griffiths who brilliantly manages to dismiss stars of Hampshire , both Shahid Afridi and Darren Sammy at a essential stage of the run chase. Even though showing a blaze performance by this duo along with their skipper they failed to mark their win over Kent. So, below check out scorecard of Kent vs Hampshire match.
KENT: 193/3 (20.0 over’s)
HAM: 185/9 (20.0 over’s)
Kent won by 8 runs
Kent vs Hamshire T20 Blast 2016 Highlights
Kent vs Hampshire Highlights- The hosts Kent who managed to record 193 run with losing of 3 wickets and garbbed outstanding win over Hampshire who are hoped to took a huge diminish when their captain Sean Ervine was dismissed for a well-compiled 56 runs in the 14th over with the visitors Hamshire needing 82 runs from 40 balls for a win. But Shahid Afridi & Dareen Sammy joined forces and then they hit seven sixes between them to bring down the total to 35 from just 22 balls. But the Kent’s bowler Griffiths first managed to dismiss the Pakistani all rounder Afridi at that stage of the innings and then finally the score was brought down to 14 from the last over. But Sammy’s dismissal at the stage when 11 runs needed off five balls proved to be biggest defeat for the visitors as they eventually lost game by eight runs.
Kent vs Hamshire Winner [Man of the Match]
Kent vs Hampshire Winner- With a brilliant final over from David Griffiths helped Kent defend a score of 193 as Hampshire lost this fixture by eight runs in spite of some brilliant hitting from Darren Sammy as well as Shahid Afridi. Earlier, the home side powered their way to 193 for 3 in 20 over’s with opener Joe Denly and wicket-keeper Sam Billings who have been registering half-centuries. After the dismissal of Denly ,Sam Billings took center stage and then he put on 94 runs partnership for the third wicket with Sam Northeast, but he was dismissed for a 27 ball off 38 in the last over of their innings. But the wicket-keeper batsman Billings got to his half-century off just 27 balls and he remained unbeaten on 55. So, with his outstanding knock Kent finishes off on winning side and he was named as the player of the match.
Man of the Match: Sam Billings