T20 Blast: James Foster's one-over onslaught earns Essex victory

NatWest T20 Blast, Chelmsford

Essex Eagles 195-6 (19.4 overs) beat Glamorgan 189-6 (20 overs)

Match scorecard

James Foster smashed 24 in one over as Essex chased 190 to beat Glamorgan by four wickets at Chelmsford.

The Essex keeper hit five straight boundaries off Jim Allenby to turn the game after Jesse Ryder (30) and Tom Westley (48) had set a platform.

  • After losing the first meeting in 2010, Essex have won the four consequent Twenty20 matches against Glamorgan. All five of their T20 meetings have been won by the chasing team.

Foster fell for 32 but Ben Foakes hit an assured 46 and Greg Smith blasted 25 not out, including the winning six.

Earlier, Jacques Rudolph (63) and Allenby (68) helped Glamorgan to 189-6, but Essex powered home in 19.4 overs.

Foster's brutal hitting in the 15th over, which comprised of three fours and two sixes, meant that Essex only needed 33 from the final five overs.

Michael Hogan then took two wickets, including that of Foster, to give Glamorgan some hope but all-rounder Smith saw the Eagles home.