Recent Match Report – Somerset vs Hampshire, Twenty20 Cup (England), South Group

Somerset 136 for 4 (Gayle 52, Jayawardene 45*) beat Hampshire 133 (Dawson 46, J Overton 4-22, Waller 4-33) by six wickets
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Is this where an era ended? Under a blanket of heavy cloud, on a damp and miserable day in Taunton, Hampshire’s age of dominance in T20 cricket in England has been left on the brink of collapse after their badly out-of-form batting line-up collided with a superb Somerset bowling performance on the way to a crushing six-wicket defeat.

The loss leaves Hampshire’s 2016 NatWest T20 Blast season in tatters. With just one win from seven matches they are rooted to the bottom of the South Group and will require a dramatic turnaround to extend their record and reach a seventh consecutive Finals Day. “The weather has been pretty grey and miserable, it’s rained pretty much most of the game and our performance wasn’t much…

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