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With just two matches to go, Surrey are still in the hunt to qualify for the quarter-finals but will need the luck to favor them big time. They lost a close encounter against Gloucestershire in their last game which left them with 12 points in 12 matches. Up against them in their next assignment will be Hampshire, who are no longer in contention for the qualification, but can have a huge impact on the teams making it to the final four. Hampshire are currently placed at the second-last place from the bottom, and would need a loss here can take them closer to getting the wooden spoon. Both the teams are expected to come hard in this stakes encounter.
Surrey failed to finish on top yet again against Gloucestershire in a tense match at Bristol. Surrey haven't really had a good time since Aaron Finch's return to Australia. Their batting hasn't been as good and their chase against Gloucestershire was an example of it.
Their bowlers did their job well by restricting the hosts to a below-par total of 174 on a decent batting wicket. Clarke and Morne Morkel bowled accurately to restrict the flow of runs by picking up key Gloucs batsmen. The duo returned with the figures of 27 for 2 and 34 for 3, but the other bowlers failed to weave the same magic as they picked just one wicket between them.
It should have been a straightforward chase for Surrey, but their batsmen made a mess of it by trying to be too aggressive. They looked well set to cruise home when Ben Foakes and Rikki Clarke were batting and added 66 runs for the 5th wicket, but Foakes' departure stalled their innings which left them with 12 required of the final over. Surrey got just five in the last eventually losing the match by five runs.
JJ Roy, Aaron Finch, Will Jacks, Nic Maddinson, Ben Foakes, Rikki Clarke, Freddie van den Bergh, Jade Dernbach, Morne Morkel, Gareth Batty, Tom Curran.
Hampshire garnered one important point from their last match against Essex as their match was cut short by the rain. They are now floating just above Middlesex and a win for Middlesex would put Hampshire back to the bottom spot unless they register a win here against Surrey.
They were in a good position in the last match with Essex tottering at 72 for 4 in a match which was already shortened to 18 overs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the most impressive bowler as he bagged the important wicket of Walter and gave away just 10 runs in 1.5 overs. Wood also bowled well to pick Varun Chopra and Wheater in his two overs.
While their bowling was good, their batting went untested in the match. Their batting didn't fare well against Glamorgan as they were bundled out for just 150 on a decent batting wicket. Glamorgan chased down the total in quick time with eight wickets to spare to send Hampshire yet another defeat.
J Vince, RR Rossouw, Sam Northeast, Tom Alsop, LA Dawson, Joe Weatherley, Gareth Berg, CP Wood, DW Steyn, Lewis McManus, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Hampshire have had a tournament to forget and are close to finishing at the bottom of the ladder. A loss for them and a win for Middlesex in their next match will send them crashing to the bottom of the table, something which they'd like to avoid. It would be imperative to post a win for Surrey as well, though for a different reason. Their only chance to stay in the tournament is by winning both their games beginning with this one. Although both teams are in the bottom half of the table, Surrey have fared better than Hampshire. They've been in better form and with players like Jason Roy, Nic Maddinson, Ben Foakes, and Rikki Clarke, they appear to be better placed to win the upcoming encounter.