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Eoin Morgan belts Middlesex to win over Glamorgan

FRIENDS PROVIDENT t20, Richmond
Middlesex 213-4 (20 ovs) beat Glamorgan 129 (17 ovs) by 84 runs
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Eoin Morgan reverse sweeps
Middlesex's England ICC World Twenty20 batsman Eoin Morgan reverse sweeps on the way to his unbeaten 79

Eoin Morgan smashed an unbeaten 79 off 34 balls to lead Middlesex to their highest Twenty20 score and a convincing 84-run victory over Glamorgan.

The England ICC World Twenty20 star plundered five sixes and seven fours as Middlesex racked up 213-4, beating the 210-6 made against Hampshire in 2005.

Skipper Adam Gilchrist made a rapid 51 as Glamorgan struggled with the ball.

Slow left-armer Tom Smith (4-23) then took his first Twenty20 wickets as Glamorgan were dismissed for 129.

Former Middlesex captain Shaun Udal also finished with 3-24 as only Jim Allenby (30) and Gareth Rees (29) threatened to offer any resistance as their side were all out with three overs remaining.

Glamorgan's reply started well enough with Mark Cosgrove (17) and Allenby putting on 37 for the first wicket in little more than three overs.

But once Cosgrove was caught by Neil Dexter running in from deep square leg off Gareth Berg, wickets began to tumble regularly, including a spell of 4-12 in three overs as Middlesex turned the screw.

It was the second successive game that Middlesex had reached 200 in Twenty20 cricket having previously only passed that total in an 18-run win at The Rose Bowl five years ago.

And it was their third straight win in the Friends Provident t20 South Group under temporary captain Gilchrist, while for Glamorgan it was a second straight defeat after starting their campaign with three wins on the bounce.



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see also
Edward Bevan's report
11 May 10 |  Glamorgan
Gilchrist test excites Glamorgan
14 Jun 10 |  Glamorgan
Sussex secure fifth straight win
13 Jun 10 |  Counties
Middlesex beat Essex in thriller
13 Jun 10 |  Counties


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