Finch ton keeps Surrey alive in T20 Blast - highlights & round-up

From BBC - August 13, 2017

Aaron Finch struck 114 from 64 balls to help keep Surrey alive in the T20 Blast with a 17-run win over Sussex.

Marchant de Lange defended eight from the final over at Somerset as Glamorgan went top of the South Group.

And Alex Hepburn produced the best figures by a Worcestershire bowler in T20 cricket, but could not prevent an 11-run defeat by Nottinghamshire.

Birmingham Bears are on the cusp of qualifying after winning at Durham, while Essex beat Gloucestershire.

Finch blasts Surrey to victory

Finch starred on a golden afternoon at The Oval with his third T20 century - his first in county cricket - and became just the second batsman to make a hundred for Surrey in the shortest format after Jason Roy.

The Australia international batsman exploded in the 18th over, taking 30 from the bowling of David Wiese with four sixes, and reached his century off 58 deliveries in the next over.

In total, he struck seven fours and seven sixes and lifted Surrey to 193-2.

"Between Jason and I we have got the team into some good positions but then probably let the middle order down by not being there at the end," Finch told BBC Radio London. "So it was nice for one of us to go through.

"The middle of the innings was a bit frustrating and we just had to bide our time for one big over and thankfully it came."

Chris Nash responded with 53 for Sussex but the visitors were always behind the chase and will now have to win their final match to have a chance of reaching the quarter-finals.

Surrey also need to win their final two games to qualify from a tightly-packed South Group, which is now headed by Glamorgan.

De Lange sends Glamorgan top

Hepburn's heroics not enough


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