Hampshire beat Glamorgan by 21 runs under the DLS Method in their rain-affected T20 contest at The Ageas Bowl.
The Welsh county made three changes from the team which lost to the Sussex Sharks last Friday at Cardiff with Colin Ingram, Tom Bevan and Prem Sisodiya all returning to action. With rain forecast later in the evening, Kiran Carlson won the toss and wisely opted to bowl. James Vince made an early statement of intent as he biffed Prem Sisodiya to long-on for four before square-cutting Ruaidhri Smith for four. Ben McDermott also pulled Smith for six but Vince then skied another expansive blow and was well caught by Sisodiya at short fine-leg.
Tom Prest announced his arrival by pulling Sisodiya for six before McDermott did the same against Smith to bring up the fifty, followed by a nurdled four as the home side raced to 62-1 at the end of the powerplays. The Australian continued to clear the ropes as he pulled Andy Gorvin for six before cover-driving him for a pair of fours en route to a 23-ball fifty. With the total on 84, Peter Hatzoglou trapped Prest l.b.w. as Joe Weatherley joined McDermott and started by lofting Sisodiya for six over long-on before rain forced the players from the field with the home side on 97-2 after 9.2 overs.
After a two and a quarter hour delay, play resumed at 21.55pm with Glamorgan needing a revised target of 83 from six overs as Ingram and Carlson opened the innings. Ingram began by launching Chris Wood over long-off for six before ramping the seamer for four to third man as well as cover-driving him for another boundary but his partner could only manage a couple of runs from the second over from John Turner. Ingram then scythed Nathan Ellis for another four as the target became 53 off 18 balls. Ingram then pulled Benny Howell for a huge six as the rain started to fall again followed by a cover drive inside-out over mid-off to reduce the equation to 41 from 12 balls.
But next over Ingram was caught at cover by Vince driving at Ellis before Chris Cooke began with a pulled four to fine-leg leaving Glamorgan to score 33 from the last over from James Fuller. Cooke swatted Fuller for four over backward point but after three balls, the umpires took the players off the field with Hampshire winning by 21 runs.