Peter Siddle takes on Somerset, dangerously

Peter Siddle takes on Somerset, dangerously

Peter Siddle takes on Somerset, dangerously

Will Jacks led Surrey’s charge ahead of an exciting final over.

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  • Surrey beat Somerset by seven wickets.
  • Siddle took three wickets in the final over.
  • Siddle fell a foot short of a third consecutive yorker.
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Peter Siddle fell a foot short of a third consecutive yorker and a match-winning hat-trick as Surrey maintained their unbeaten record in South Group.  Indeed, in all cricket this season – with the tensest of victories over their closest South Group rivals. Somerset, at Kia Oval.

It was a strangely low-key Oval, only about a third full due to the rail strike that had halted much of the country. but those who made it were treated to a superb finale as Siddle took three wickets in the final over. Including quick yorkers to bowl Nico Riefer.

Siddle’s mess of golden hair suggested a mid-life crisis.  He was instantly transported back to a period when his talents were at their zenith. Another attempted yorker was enticing with Conor McKerr needing a boundary to lead Surrey home. But he fell slightly short, and McKerr, playing his first match of the season, snatched the match with a brilliant extra cover-drive.

Surrey’s victory was all the more impressive in light of two additional injury setbacks that have reduced their roster to skeletons. Kieron Pollard will miss the rest of the Vitality Blast season after injuring his left knee earlier in the season. He had surgery in London on Sunday. And with a four to six-week recovery period.  It’s questionable if he’ll be ready for the start of the Caribbean Premier League on August 1. “It’s quite upsetting,” Pollard said,

Lammonby tried to counter-attack. Top-edging a pull at McKerr for six and then flipping a four to fine leg. Narine’s miserly and mysterious spin was introduced for the tenth over and the Trinidadian went on to bowl his four overs for just 18 runs.

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