Gloucestershire vs Hampshire
Openers James Vince and Rilee Rossouw gave Hampshire the ideal start in the chase by adding 85 runs in eight overs. Perera gave his side the first breakthrough by getting rid of skipper Vince but Gloucestershire couldn’t stop the flow of runs. Michael Carberry departed after striking a quickfire 8-ball 20 and even though George Bailey followed suit with a duck, Hampshire managed to win by the DLS method when rain came back.
Brief scores: Gloucestershire 174/5 in 19 overs (Michael Klinger 101*, Thisara Perera 26*; Mason Crane 2-17, Reece Topley 1-14) lost to Hampshire 121/3 in 11.4 overs (Rilee Rossouw 45*, James Vince 42; Matt Taylor 2-29) by 7 wickets (DLS method)
Sussex vs Middlesex
The wicket didn’t hamper skipper Brendon McCullum’s approach as he looked to be aggressive in the powerplay. He hit two fours and two sixes to move to 26 in quick time before Chris Jordan sent him back much to Sussex’s delight.
The wicket triggered a mini collapse as John Simpson and England skipper Eoin Morgan departed in quick succession to leave Middlesex tottering at 44 for 4. James Franklin and George Scott led a mini recovery with a 37-run stand before Sussex struck again. Scott then guided his side past the 100-run mark with a half-century stand alongside Ryan Higgins but with 14 balls left in the innings, rain came down heavily.
Brief scores: Middlesex 136/6 in 17.4 overs (George Scott 38*, Ryan Higgins 31; Jofra Chioke Archer 2-17, David Wiese 2-25) vs Sussex – No result