Champions Hampshire earn victory over Glamorgan

Friends Life t20, The Rose Bowl
Hampshire 121-6 (19.2 ovs) beat Glamorgan 120-9 (20 ovs) by two wickets
Match scorecard

Defending champions Hampshire maintained their 100% start to the FL t20 with a two-wicket win over Glamorgan at The Rose Bowl.

Left-arm spinner Danny Briggs took 4-24 as the Welsh county were restricted to 120-9, Jim Allenby top-scoring with 28.

James Vince (32) and Michael Lumb (18) shared a second-wicket stand of 50 before Hampshire slipped to 91-6.

But late contributions from Dimitri Mascarenhas and Dominic Cork saw the hosts home with four balls to spare.

The win extends Hampshire's run in the competition to eight successive victories, dating back to the group stage of last summer's tournament.

However, after being given a two-point penalty because of a sub-standard Rose Bowl pitch last season, they sit second in the South Group behind leaders Sussex on net run-rate.

POST-MATCH REACTION

Glamorgan coach Matthew Mott toll BBC Radio Wales:

"We were probably 15 or 20 runs short on that wicket. It wasn't the best wicket for T20 but, in saying that, it made for an absorbing contest.

"We were a bit shy with the bat - we didn't assess quickly enough what was going to be a decent score on that wicket.

"But credit to the second half, I thought we showed a lot of determination and courage.

"There were some really good fielding efforts there and we nearly stole one."

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