Warwickshire’s run in the T20 Blast, 2022 came to an unceremonious halt in front of their home crowd after they crashed to an embarrassing 104-run defeat against Hampshire in the second quarterfinal.
Opting to bat first, Hampshire started well with openers Ben McDermott and James Vince putting on a 93-run stand in under 10 overs.
The former went on to top score in the innings with 61 that included four sixes.
The innings wobbled when both fell in the same over to Warwickshire’s skipper Carlos Brathwaite.
Brathwaite was instrumental in keeping the run rate under check, finishing with 4-31 as Hampshire stumbled after the strong start they’d got.
Joe Weatherley’s 47 held them up in the second half of the innings as they finished with a competitive total of 186.
This eventually proved to be more than enough as Warwickshire crumbled right through the innings.
They lost three wickets inside the powerplay with Brad Wheal striking twice and Nathan Ellis picking the first of his three wickets.
The middle order continued to collapse in a similar fashion as James Fuller broke the innings open with a four-wicket haul. Fuller also accounted for Chris Benjamin and Brathwaite in the same over, leaving Warwickshire tottering at 57/6 in the tenth over.
Ellis returned to wrap up the innings in quick fashion as Warwickshire rolled over for just 86, as Hampshire booked a spot in the Finals Day.
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Brief Scores: Hampshire186/6 in 20 overs (Ben McDermott 61, Joe Weatherley 47; Carlos Brathwaite 4-31) beat Warwickshire 82 all out in 13.3 overs (James Fuller 4-17, Nathan Ellis 3-4) by 104 runs.