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Vitality T20 Blast 2019 2nd Essex vs Derbyshire Semi-Final Highlights: Derbyshire win by 34 runs

 English Vitality T20 Blast 2019 2nd Semi-Final, Essex vs Derbyshire Highlights: Essex will take on defending champions Worcestershire after a 34-run win over Derbyshire in the semi-final

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 21, 2019 10:39:14 pm
Essex won the toss and elected to bat first (Source: Essex/Twitter)

Vitality T20 Blast 2019 2nd Semi-Final Highlights: Essex skipper Simon Harmer starred in the second semi-final registering his best-ever bowling figures in T20 cricket, 4 for 19 in 4 overs. Derbyshire struggled to chase down 161 as they kept losing wickets. They were bundled out for 126 in the 19th over. Earlier Harmer won the toss and elected to bat first. Opener Cameron Delport starred with the bat with his 25th T20 half-century.

In the first semi-final, defending champions Worcestershire are already through to the final with a win over Daniel Christian-led Nottinghamshire by just one run. Moeen Ali was named ‘Man of the match’ for his nine-ball 21 in the top order and a terrific display with the ball giving just 13 runs in his quota of four overs and taking the wicket of Nottinghamshire opener Alex Hales who scored a half-century in the semi-final.

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 English Vitality T20 Blast 2019 2nd Semi-Final, Essex vs Derbyshire Highlights:

21:45 (IST)21 Sep 2019
VICTORY!

Derbyshire bundled out for 126. Ravi Rampaul was the last batsman to get out. Cameron Delport takes his wicket. Essex register an easy win in the semi-final by 34 runs. They reach the final of T20 Blast to take on defending champions Worcestershire. 

21:41 (IST)21 Sep 2019
Harmer strikes again

Derbyshire skipper comes back into the attack and gets the wicket of D Smit. Essex just one wicket away from win. Ravi Rampaul comes in to bat and hits Harmer for a six. Harmer registers his best bowling figures in T20 Blast, 4 for 19. Essex need 37 runs from 12 balls. DER - 125/9 in 18 overs

21:26 (IST)21 Sep 2019
BOWLED!

This is a collapse of epic proportions. The Derbyshire batting lineup is being torn to shreds. Daniel Lawrence gets his first wicket. Fynn Hudson-Prentice out for just one run. DER - 91/8 in 13.3 overs

21:23 (IST)21 Sep 2019
STUMPED!

Aron Nijjar takes his third. Alex Hughes dumbfounded by Nijjar's beauty of a delivery. Derbyshire are in deep trouble in this run chase. They need 73 runs from 42 balls with three wickets in hand. DER - 88/7 in 13 overs

21:15 (IST)21 Sep 2019
BOWLED!

Fifth Derbyshire batsman to get bowled today. Left-arm spinner Aron Nijjar gets through Matthew Critchley. DER - 81/6 in 10.4 overs

21:06 (IST)21 Sep 2019
DOUBLE BLOW!

Derbyshire skipper Simon Harmer gets two in two. Harmer hits the woodwork for the third time in the semi-final. He is on a hat-trick. Leus de Plooy out for 9, Anuj Dal out for a golden duck. Two runs and two wickets in the over. Derbyshire are in deep trouble as they need 94 more runs from 72 games with half the side back in the pavillion. DER - 67/5 in 8 overs

20:57 (IST)21 Sep 2019

Aron Nijjar gets his revenge. Wayne Madsen hit him for two fours and one six in that over. Nijjar departs for 17 from 12 deliveries. DER - 48/3 in 4.5 overs

20:47 (IST)21 Sep 2019
BOWLED!

Derbyshire skipper Billy Godleman gets knocked over by Essex skipper Simon Harmer. Godleman departs for 9. DER - 30/2 in 3.1 overs

20:39 (IST)21 Sep 2019
WICKET!

Luis Reece's little cameo comes to an end. Aaron Beard puts an end to it. Beard came round the wicket to Reece and he edged it to the wicketkeeper. DER - 19/1 in 1.3 overs

20:37 (IST)21 Sep 2019
Reece starts well

Luis Reece gets Derbyshire off to a flier hitting two fours and one six off James Porter's first over. Perfect start for Derbyshire chasing a target of 161. ESS - 15/0 in 1 over

20:23 (IST)21 Sep 2019
Innings break

Brilliant comeback from Derbyshire bowlers. At one point Essex were headed towards a big score but good death bowling and wickets at regular intervals helped Derbyshire pull things back. ESS - 160/5 in 20 overs

20:12 (IST)21 Sep 2019
WICKET!

Ravi Bopara departs after scoring a useful 23-ball 27. Ravi Rampaul gets his first wicket of the semi-final as Bopara tries an unorthodox shot. ESS - 140/4 in 17.4 overs

19:56 (IST)21 Sep 2019
WICKET!

Reece strikes again, opener Tom Westley departs trying to hit a biggie. Westley scored 39 runs from 34 balls. Ravi Bopara and Adam Wheater in the middle. ESS - 107/4 in 13.2 overs

19:46 (IST)21 Sep 2019
LBW!

Essex's experienced campaigner Ryan ten Doeschate departs after scoring just one run. Luis Reece strikes on the second delivery of his first over. Essex are making their way back into the game. ESS - 96/3 in 11.2 overs

19:41 (IST)21 Sep 2019
WICKET!

Alex Hughes strikes again, the knuckleball does the trick. Daniel Lawrence departs after scoring just three runs. ESS - 93/2 in 10.3 overs

19:40 (IST)21 Sep 2019
At halfway mark

Despite the wicket of Cameron Delport, Essex are in a good position at the halfway mark. Tom Westley is batting on 33 from 26 deliveries and Daniel Lawrence has scored 2 runs from 3 balls. ESS - 91/1 in 10 overs

19:36 (IST)21 Sep 2019
WICKET!

Alex Hughes gets the breakthrough in his second over. Cameron Delport falls shortly after hitting his half-century. ESS - 78/1 in 8 overs

19:33 (IST)21 Sep 2019
Delport hits fifty

Cameron Delport gets to his 25th T20 fifty from 28 deliveries. Delport has done well to get Essex off to a solid start in the semi-final. ESS - 78/0 in 8 overs

19:25 (IST)21 Sep 2019
50 up!

This is an excellent strike for Essex. Cameron Delport has done the bulk of scoring whereas Tom Westley has hung in there. The Proteas left-handed batsman is batting on 41. ESS - 56/0 in 6 overs

19:05 (IST)21 Sep 2019
Second semi-final underway

Ravi Rampaul starts off the proceedings for Derbyshire. Just five runs from his first over.

Squads:

Essex: Tom Westley, Cameron Delport, Adam Wheater(w), Daniel Lawrence, Ryan ten Doeschate, Ravi Bopara, Paul Walter, Simon Harmer(c), Aaron Beard, James Porter, Samuel Cook, Shane Snater, Aron Nijjar

Derbyshire: Billy Godleman(c), Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Leus du Plooy, Alex Hughes, Matthew Critchley, Daryn Smit(w), Darren Stevens, Anuj Dal, Fynn Hudson-Prentice, Logan van Beek, Ravi Rampaul, Hamidullah Qadri, Boyd Rankin

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