It was one thriller of a match, which could have gone either way. In a T20 blast match on Tuesday, the Somerset team led by Tom Abel scored 144/8 in 20 over the first bat against Surrey. By chasing the 145-run target, the team led by Chris Jordan drove to the target until they needed nine from the final over. Experienced Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle got the all-important over with Surrey at 136/4 and then some bizarre incidents happened.
After the first delivery of the over, Siddle conceded one run and then from the very next delivery for Jordan. On the third ball, Nico Reifer hit a four, but was then suspended from the very next ball. Siddle then fired Gus Atkinson with his fifth delivery. By this time, Surrey needed four runs from the last delivery, but Siddle was in tremendous shape. However, Conor McKerr hit a boundary from the last ball to help his team win by three wickets.
Watch: Bizarre last over in T20 Blast match
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Meanwhile, former West Indies versatile player Kieron Pollard has been ruled out of the rest of the T20 blast after sustaining an injury to his left knee early in Surrey’s campaign. Kieron Pollard has been ruled out of the T20 blast but is expected to be fit in time to play in the Hundred. Despite treatment, he did not manage to improve significantly and therefore it was decided to seek a surgical opinion. Surrey County Cricket Club signed the former versatile player last month for their T20 Blast campaign this season.
Kieron Pollard said: “It’s really frustrating as we were a dominant force and I felt like I was part of something special. But I wish the boys all the best for the rest of the campaign while getting myself fit again.”
Alec Stewart, Director of Cricket at Surrey CCC, said in an official statement: “We are disappointed to lose a player of Kieron’s quality and wish him a speedy recovery.”
“Despite treatment, he did not succeed in significantly improving and therefore a decision was made to obtain a surgical opinion. He underwent a successful operation this [Tuesday] morning which will keep him out of action for the next four to six weeks while he rehabilitates, ”reads the statement further.
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