Essex post a total of 166/8, despite Tamim’s failure
In the second match of the season, Essex Eagles take on Kent Spitfires. After winning the toss, Essex skipper Ryan ten Doeschate opted to bat first and sent Tamim Iqbal and Varun Chopra to open the innings.
They added 28 runs before Tamim Iqbal’s out. The 28-years old Bangladeshi opener smashed a six to Adam Milni in the first ball of fourth over and in the next ball again approaching to hit a big shot. But he failed to connect the ball with ball and trapped by Milne on 7. He faced exactly 7 balls to score his 7 runs.
Then, Chopra and Tom Westly rebuilt the innings, they added 35 runs in the 2nd wicket partnership. After Westly’s dismissal on 63 in the ninth over, Varun Chopra also fallen in Tredwell. Scoring 46 off 38 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes he got out. After that, Ravi Bopara and skipper Ryan ten Doeschate laid the foundation of Essex Eagles to post a safe total on the board.
Doeschate hammered 4 fours and 2 sixes to add firing 38 runs in just 18 balls before getting out. On the other side, Bopara scored well-judged 45 with the same numbers of boundaries as like as the skipper. Later on, little cameo from James Foster helped Essex to set a total of 166 runs losing 8 wickets after 20 overs.
Adam Milne and James Neesham picked up two wickets each for their side.
Essex Eagles: in 20 overs (Chopra 46, Bopara 45, Doeschate 38; Milne 24/2, Neesham