Glamorgan's T20 win at Somerset 'massive' says Colin Ingram

Colin Ingram
Colin Ingram has also played for South Africa, Delhi Daredevils, Eastern Province, Free State and Warriors

Colin Ingram says Glamorgan have put themselves back in contention for the T20 Blast quarter-finals after Sunday's South Group win at Somerset.

The South African batsman's 96 off 62 balls helped Glamorgan reach 170-4, with Somerset falling just short on 167-8 in a thrilling finale.

"The win was massive for us and keeps us in the hunt," Ingram said.

"It always gets nervy but these are the games you live for, these are the games you really enjoy a win."

He added: "We obviously need to win a few going into the back end of the competition, so with four to go we probably need to win three of those - which puts the pressure on us.

"I only had a few weeks playing here last year for Somerset, but it's always a good wicket at Taunton and I was pleased with my innings.

"We lost a couple of wickets in the middle overs, so it was important I stayed to the end. I wanted to put the last ball of the innings into the river to reach my hundred, but it was not to be."

Tim Groenewald nearly snatched victory for Somerset with an unbeaten 27 from nine balls, which included three sixes.

However, with 12 needed off the last over Wayne Parnell limited Somerset to eight runs and bowled Abdur Rehman with the penultimate ball of the match.

Ingram praised his fellow South African, who finished with 2-33, for holding his nerve to the end.

"We always knew it was going to be a tight game and really grateful that Wayne Parnell bowled well at the death," Ingram added.

"I've seen him do that many times over the years. It was a chance for him to showcase his talent and it was a brilliant last over."

The Welsh County climb to fifth in the South Group with five wins from 10 games, although they are only two points behind leaders Essex in a tight division.

Glamorgan are next in T20 action away to Hampshire - just above them in the table on net run rate - on Friday, 3 July.

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