Glamorgan thrash sloppy Surrey

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 26: Timm van der Gugten of Glamorgan celebrates taking the wicket of Surrey's Gary Wilson during the Natwest T20 Blast match between Surrey and Glamorgan at The Kia Oval on May 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

In the ongoing Natwest T20 Blast tournament in England Glamorgan convincingly defeated Surrey by 8 wickets in the South group match on Thursday.

Surrey, who won the toss and decided to bat first, were bundled out for a meager score of 93 runs in 17.2 overs as the batsman failed miserably in front of a big Oval crowd. Only the Curran brothers were able to resist for a while with Sam scoring 21 and Tom accumulated 20 runs.

Pakistan’s former cricketer and one of Surrey’s key player Azhar Mahmood limped off the field, 0 not out, after he suffered from a calf injury. Dutch bowler Timm van der Gugten took 4 wickets to put a stranglehold on the Surrey batsmen. Meschede and Cosker took two wickets each.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 26: Azhar Mahmood of Surrey is helped off the pitch after picking up an injury during the Natwest T20 Blast match between Surrey and Glamorgan at The Kia Oval on May 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 26: Azhar Mahmood of Surrey is helped off the pitch after picking up an injury during the Natwest T20 Blast match between Surrey and Glamorgan at The Kia Oval on May 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

The Glamorgan side chased down down this easy total in 12.2 overs for the loss of two wickets and registered their first win in their very first match of the tournament. David Lloyd scored 31 and captain Jacques Rudolph added 34 runs and remained not out.

Van der Gugten, who was declared man of the match, told BBC Wales Sport: “I thought as a team we bowled really well, we kept them to a low total and our batters just did the job very professionally.

“A couple of wickets went my way, anyone could have taken a bagful but luckily it was my night. [South Africa pace bowler] Dale Steyn coming will strengthen our group and we’re looking forward to working with him.”

Glamorgan’s next match will be against Essex on June 1 while Surrey will face Sussex on June 3.

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