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Essex vs Surrey 83rd Match - South Group Prediction

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157/5 in 20.0
Surrey Cricket Logo
159/4 in 16.3
Aug 05, 201813:30
The CloudFM County Ground - Chelmsford, England
Surrey won by 6 wickets

Our Match Prediction

Surrey To Win the Match, 1.58
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  • The opening pair of Jason Roy and Aaron Finch can demolish any bowling attack on their day
  • Essex haven't looked like a winning team at all in the competition so far
  • Surrey will be a confident team coming into this match whereas the Eagles will be low on confidence after back to back losses
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  • Tournament: Vitality T20 Blast 2018
  • Date: Aug 05, 2018
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: The CloudFM County Ground, Chelmsford, England
  • Time: 13:30

ESS vs SUR Live Score

  • Toss: Surrey (Fielding)
  • Man of the Match: Rikki Clarke


Micheal Pepper 26 22 3 0 118.18
Paul Walter 17 22 2 0 77.27
Varun Chopra 52 39 5 1 133.33
Ashar Zaidi 24 8 2 2 300.00
RN ten Doeschate 8 9 0 0 88.89
Adam Wheater 8 7 1 0 114.29
RS Bopara 19 14 1 1 135.71
Jade Dernbach 4.0 0 27 1 6.75
Rikki Clarke 4.0 0 24 2 6.00
Gareth Batty 4.0 0 33 0 8.25
Morne Morkel 4.0 0 26 0 6.50
Tom Curran 4.0 0 46 1 11.50


Aaron Finch 16 10 2 1 160.00
Rikki Clarke 37 23 1 4 160.87
Jason Roy 0 0 0 0 0.00
Ollie Pope 24 13 3 1 184.62
Nic Maddinson 49 41 5 2 119.51
Ben Foakes 26 12 4 1 216.67
Peter Siddle 2.0 0 21 1 10.50
Adam Zampa 3.3 0 35 1 10.00
Ashar Zaidi 4.0 0 27 2 6.75
Matthew Quinn 2.0 0 14 0 7.00
RN ten Doeschate 2.0 0 28 0 14.00
SR Harmer 2.0 0 20 0 10.00
RS Bopara 1.0 0 11 0 11.00

About the Match

Essex continued to keep the bottom-most spot in points table their as they were flattened by a brilliant Myburgh's century at Taunton. They are in the race with Hampshire and Middlesex to avoid getting the wooden spoon. Middlesex were beaten comprehensively in their last match by Surrey who Essex will be facing in their next game. Surrey are at the fifth spot in the points table and with Finch and Roy in fine form, they'll be looking to fly away from the crowded middle of the table with a win in this match.

Match Preview


Essex continued their routine of throwing it away after getting in good position as they limped to a total of 135 in their last match. They were well set at 82 for 2 before Roelef van der Merwe got rid of Ryan ten Doeschate to leave Essex in a spot of bother. Varun Chopra was then run out by Tom Abell and Essex were staring at yet another low score.

Consequently, Essex could score only 58 in their final ten overs, losing seven wickets in the process. Michael Pepper and Ravi Bopara tried to bring their innings back on the track by taking the game deep, but they got nothing but disappointment in return. Essex's were hoping for a late assault from them which instead never came.

While the Somerset bowlers were ruthless and disciplined, the Essex bowlers were exactly opposite. They banked heavily on the leg-spin of Adam Zampa, who has picked 11 wickets in the competition so far with a superb under-seven economy rate. He could not weave any magic with the ball as he was whacked for 19 runs in his first over by Myburgh. Myburgh brought up his century in just 42 deliveries as Essex failed to pick up any wickets and eventually conceded the game by 10 wickets.

Essex Starting Lineup

Varun Chopra, Adam Wheater, Paul Walter, RS Bopara, RN ten Doeschate, Micheal Pepper, SR Harmer, Matthew Quinn, Peter Siddle, Adam Zampa, Ashar Zaidi.


Surry blasted through to a sensational run-chase at Kia Oval to stun Middlesex on Friday. While it was an all Paul Stirling show when Middlesex were batting, the spotlights turned to Aaron Finch and Jason Roy as Surrey chased down the total of 222 with nine wickets in hand.

Bowling first on a flat track, the only shiny stat for Surrey with the ball was Jade Dernbach's figures. As was expected on a road-like surface, all their bowlers were carted away for runs with everyone other than Dernbach conceding with an economy rate of 10.75 runs an over and above. Dernbach, however, returned with the impressive figures of 4-0-33-1.

Chasing a total of such a tall order, Surrey were relying heavily on their opening pair of Jason Roy and Aaron Finch and they didn't disappoint. Jason Roy was the first and only man to be dismissed for them after he played a blistering 84-run knock in just 37 deliveries. Aaron Finch was the chief architect of the assault as reached his fifty in just 16 balls. Roy soon following him, reaching the same milestone in 24 deliveries. It was a night to remember for the crowd as well as Surrey alike and if Finch and Roy continue to be in such mood, things are going to be too tough for the opposing bowlers in the upcoming matches.

Surrey Starting Lineup

Aaron Finch, JJ Roy, Nic Maddinson, Ben Foakes, Ollie Pope, Rikki Clarke, Tom Curran, Will Jacks, Morne Morkel, Gareth Batty, Jade Dernbach.

Match Prediction

Both teams are coming off from opposite kind of fates in this respective matches. While Surrey appeared to be batting on a highway, Essex's effort was rather pedestrian. Essex have looked listless throughout the season and have found ways to lose. Surrey, on the contrary, have looked solid since Aaron Finch has joined them back. Considering the recent results and teams on paper, Surrey are firm favorites to prevail in this upcoming encounter.

Betting Tips

Surrey To Win the Match, 1.58

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