Thank you for joining us for the live coverage of the T20 blast between Derbyshire and Northamptonshire, this was Shubham Agarwal alongside Tugral Azmi and our scorer/analyst Zeeshan Naiyer. Stay tuned as we join you with other fixtures across the globe until then take care & stay safe!!
Six to finish off and Derbyshire wins the match by 6 wickets! Northamptonshire bowlers didn't bowl badly but were completely outplayed by the opposition masterclass!
Derbyshire lost Reece in the first over but after that, Masood and Kerr played some aggressive cricket in the powerplay before Kerr(29 off 17) gifted his wicket away to Heldreich. Captain Masood(57 off 43) played a fantastic inning and provided an easy way through to win the game. Wayne Madsen and Masood stitched a 95 runs partnership and took the game away from Northamptonshire. Madsen(73 off 37) stayed till the end, blasted the bowlers all over the park, and played some outstanding shots!
Freddie Heldreich went for 33 in his 4 overs but also took 2 important wickets.
Northamptonshire scored 186/7. Both the openers were dismissed in single-digit scores. Captain Cobb played an entertaining cameo of 17 off 6. The first innings was all about Saif Zaib(93 off 58 balls) who was brilliant throughout as he played some outstanding shots and took his team single-handedly to a great total! Neesham stitched a 64 runs partnership with Zaib and provided some stability to the innings before gifting his wicket away on 28.
Hayden Kerr bowled a good spell until the last over and ended up with 4-29-1. Mark Watt(4-30-1) bowled some tight lines and lengths even though went for a few extra runs.
Leus du Plooy
18.6 J Neesham to Plooy
6 SIXX!!! Plooy FINISHES THE MATCH IN HIS STYLE!!! A yorker delivery from Neesham on that occasion Plooy uses all his bottom hand power and short arm jabs that well over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. Derbyshire won the match by 6 wickets!!
18.5 J Neesham to Plooy
0 Fuller delivery on the fourth stump line, Plooy throws his hands at it and looks to pushes it towards the off side.
18.4 J Neesham to Plooy
2 In the channel and wide of off. Plooy covers the line and punches it towards the off side, wide of the deep cover fielder, and gets a couple of runs. Scores are level.
18.3 J Neesham to B Guest
1 Yorker delivery on the leg stump line, Guest digs it out well towards the leg side for a single. 3 runs to win.
New batsman on crease
c L McManus b J Neesham
18.2 J Neesham to W Madsen
W WICKETT!! Big Fish Departs Here!! Neesham picks up his first wicket of the night! Length delivery and wide of off. Madsen makes room and looks to cut it through the off side but ends up getting an inside edge and McManus behind stumps takes a fantastic catch.
18.1 J Neesham to Plooy
1 Neesham will continue from this end. Fuller delivery on the off. Plooy drives it towards the long off for a single.
Leus du Plooy
17.6 T Taylor to W Madsen
4 FOURR!!! Length delivery drifts on the leg stump. Madsen shuffles across and pulls it wonderfully and times it to perfection the ball rockets away towards the deep fine leg fence for a boundary.
17.5 T Taylor to Plooy
1 Taylor drags his lenght short on the body, Plooy pulls it towards the leg side for a single.
17.5 T Taylor to W Madsen
1wd WIDE!! Drifting down the leg stump line, Madsen tries to flick but misses it. The umpire has signaled wide.
17.4 T Taylor to W Madsen
0 Length delivery on the off, Madsen defends it straight back to the bowler.
17.3 T Taylor to W Madsen
4 FOURR!!! Excellent timing on this time!! Fuller delivery on the leg. Madsen has got hammered down the ground. Excellent straight drive, offers the full face of the bat. Hit it back over the bowler's head and to the long-on boundary fence in a flash.
17.2 T Taylor to W Madsen
2 Length delivery on the leg stump line, Madsen pulls it down the ground towards the deep mid-wicket region and gets a couple of runs easily.
17.1 T Taylor to Plooy
1 Taylor is back into the attack, from over the wicket. Yorker delivery on the leg. Plooy digs it out well towards the long-on for a run.