T20 Blast: Somerset’s Rilee Rossouw smashes 36 runs off a single over against Derbyshire
T20 Blast 2022: Rilee Rossouw won the Player of the Match after he scored 93 runs off 36 balls in Somerset’s quarter-final match against Derbyshire in Taunton.
Rilee Rossouw of Somerset. Courtesy: Somerset Cricket Twitter
- Rilee Rossouw scored 36 runs against leg-spinner Matthew McKiernan
- Rilee Rossouw became the Player of the Match after scoring 93 off 36 balls
- Somerset beat Derbyshire by 191 runs in Taunton
Somerset’s Rilee Rossouw, on Saturday, July 9, went berserk and scored 36 runs off one over in the quarter-final match against Derbyshire in the T20 Blast 2022. The southpaw took leg-spinner Matthew McKiernan to the cleaners at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton. The left-hander started the over with two colossal sixes, after which he smashed a four.
Thereafter, the bowler gave away two runs off a no-ball, following which the batter finished the over with three sixes in a row. From 155 for two after being put in to bat first, Somerset raced to 191. Rossouw scored 93 runs off 36 balls with eight fours and seven sixes, helping his team score 265 for five in 20 overs. McKiernan, in the meantime, leaked 82 runs off four overs at an economy rate of 20.50.
36 off the over #WeAreSomerset #SOMvDER pic.twitter.com/vH9Jc7FaFF
— Somerset Cricket (@SomersetCCC) July 9, 2022
Somerset registered the highest T20 score in England and the fifth-highest in all T20s. Along with Rossouw, Tom Banton also took apart the Derbyshire bowling after he racked up a 41-ball 73 with four fours and six sixes.
After racking up the collosal score, Somerset bowled Derbyshire out for 74 in 11.2 overs. Peter Siddle and Ben Green picked up three wickets apiece for Somerset. Lewis Gregory accounted for two scalps as Somerset won the match by 191 runs.
It happened to be the highest winning margin in the history of English T20 cricket and the third-highest ever. Rossouw won the Player of the Match for the superlative knock, although he fell short of a well-deserved century after George Scrimshaw dismissed him.
Somerset will now face Hampshire in the second semi-final on Saturday, July 16 at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
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