Somerset hosted Sussex in a t20 blast game. Somerset were unchanged from there defeat against Hampshire. Sussex brought in Ollie Robinson for Jofra Archer and Alex Carey for Ben Brown. Somerset won the toss and chose to field.
Somerset made the perfect start when Waller had Salt caught at cover after smashing the first ball for 4. Sussex slowly rebuilt with Evans and Wright hitting singles mixed in with a few boundaries. With the score on 28-1 Taylor dropped Wright after he miss hit a pull shot of Gregory. Then in the next over he got his revenge, bowling the opener for 20 of 19 a Yorker Wright’s undoing. Sussex 32-2 of 3.1 overs. Carey came in and rebuilt with Evans. They added 75 in 43 balls. Carey was the main boundary hitter taking on all the bowlers and reaching a 30 ball fifty. But then Evans was caught at deep cover of the young and promising Lammonby. A rebuilding innings of 33 of 27. This was a big wicket as these two could have taken it away from Somerset. Carey continued to attack as Wiese hit it for singles. Carey had propelled Sussex to 166-4 before Gregory had him caught at fine leg off the first ball of the 18th over. An outstanding 78 off 46. Then very next ball Wiese fell for 26 of 17 and Somerset would think they could restrict Sussex to 175. In the same over Gregory had Rawlins castled for just 2. In the last over Sussex were 170-7. Taylor bowled the last over Khan hit the 3rd ball for 6 and hard running got there score up to 184-7. A good total with there bowling attack.
Somerset started comfortably with Babar and Banton taking 49 runs off the first 6 overs. They accelerated off the spinners and at halfway were 85 without loss. However mills came on and Banton and Babar could only take 3 off his over. Banton brought up his 44 ball fifty in the next over with a pull for 4 but next ball he played the same shot and was caught at short fine leg. Trego joined Azam at 96-1 in the 12th over. Babar reached his 50 off 32 balls and was hitting it well but Trego couldn’t hit it off the square. With five overs left Somerset required 67. Then in the next over Sussex all but won the game with Babar caught at long off for a sublime 83 off 50. After this The Sussex bowlers bowled well and the Somerset batters couldn’t get it away. They eventually lost by 13 runs. Somerset really need to change there fortunes soon and put a good run together.