Craig Kieswetter scored a rapid half century playing for his county Somerset in a T20 match against Gloucestershire. Because of his brilliant batting effort, Somerset easily won that match by 9 wickets.
This was Somerset’s third consecutive victory in the ongoing Friends Life T20. They are currently at no. 2 in the West Division points table.
They have played 8 matches so far in the competition out of which they have won 5 and have lost 3. They currently have 10 points.
In the match against Gloucestershire, the captain of Somerset Alfonso Thomas won the toss and decided to field first. It was a seaming track and the Somerset new ball bowlers made full use of the conditions. They managed to get early breakthroughs and pushed Gloucestershire on the back foot.
There was not a single big partnership in Gloucestershire innings and they just managed to put up a modest score of 125 runs on the board in 20 overs.
The skipper Thomas was the most successful bowler for Somerset. He was a bit expensive, but, he got 4 wickets.
Somerset got a good start in reply. Both their openers Chris Jones and Craig Kieswetter were in attacking mood and they took the Gloucestershire attack to the cleaners.
A 100-run stand for the first wicket between these two almost secured Somerset’s win. Kieswetter was the first wicket to fall in the 14th over when the score was 103. He was dismissed by Tom Smith.
Before getting out, Kieswetter scored 61 runs off just 43 balls with 7 fours and 1 six.
Somerset didn’t lose any more wickets after that. Jones and the new batsman Peter Trego saw the team home comfortably.
Jones and Trego remained unbeaten on 53 and 11 respectively.Continue reading