About the Match
Glamorgan with 8 points from 6 matches are facing the strong Surrey team, which has 6 points from 5 matches on 20th June at Cardiff. Both teams will like to defeat the other to be ahead in the points table not having met till now in the present edition of the tournament, they are well equipped to handle the tactics of each other, with determination.
Glamorgan have tied their previous match with Kent, scoring a commanding 177 for 7 batting first; Allenby and Wallace coming good after the fall of Rudolph in the 1st over with only 2 runs on board. They built the innings with respectable partnerships for each wicket taking the score to 177 for 7. When Kent started the chase and Drummond with Key laid a good foundation of 34 runs in 3.4 overs, the side looked well set to win the match. But Glamorgan had the resources with a variety of attack, to restrict the opponents going freely against its bowlers Hogan, Wagg, Sammy, Salter and Cosker, all sharing wickets to reduce the Kent team to 177 for 9 and thus the match ending in a tie. Stevens scored 71 of 39 balls from Kent with Billings also contributing a well-made 33 off 25 balls. They need to repeat their good work against a very strong Surrey and contain Hashim Amla and others in the team who are habituated to go all out to win matches. If they can break the opening stand early they have a fair chance of winning the contest.
Surrey played their last match on 13th against Sussex and won the match by 10 wickets, with 27 balls to spare, chasing 148. Surrey won the toss and as usual, put the opponent Sussex to bat, but could manage a wicket only in the 7th over with the score at 43. The attack by Surrey was not impressive, as they resorted to deploy 7 bowlers of which only Curran, Batty and Peterson could afford wickets. Amla opened the chase with Roy, both of them making a mince-meat of the Sussex attack led by Hamilton Brown and assisted by Arafat, Zaidi, Little, Piolet, Nash and Beer and attained the target of 149 in the 16th over with 27 balls remaining. Amla faced 50 balls to score 61 runs with 8 fours whereas Key faced only 43 balls to make 81 with 11 fours and 2 lofty sixes. Surrey now faces Glamorgan and is in a better frame of mind due to the massive win against Sussex. But, Glamorgan are a motivated lot and have the appetite to win and hence the Surrey team needs guard against any complacency if they desire to win the match.
Surrey has a very strong batting line up and even though tackling the strategy of Glamorgan will be a tough task, they should not have any difficulty in winning the match comfortably if their opening pair continues to deliver.
Surrey, 1.80 @ TitanBet