Gloucestershire v Worcestershire: Klinger ton seals Gladiators win

Michael Klinger
Friends Life t20, Bristol
Gloucestershire 184-5 (20 overs) beat Worcestershire 136 (20 overs) by 48 runs
Match scorecard

Gloucestershire skipper Michael Klinger hit the first T20 century of the summer as they beat Worcestershire by 48 runs.

The Australian struck five sixes and nine fours in an unbeaten 108 off only 64 balls to see the home side to 184-5.

Klinger's compatriot Dan Christian then took the key wicket of Sri Lankan Thilan Samaraweera as Worcestershire made a poor start in reply.

Alexei Kervezee made 39 and Ben Cox hit 37, but James Fuller took 3-23 as the visitors were all out for 136.

Pace bowler Fuller had Jack Shantry caught behind from the final delivery of the game and he was well supported by David Payne (2-14) and Benny Howell (2-28)

Shantry was the pick of the Worcestershire attack, taking 2-14 from his four overs.

The result meant Worcestershire have lost two out of two so far in the competition, but they now have a week to regroup before next Sunday's return match against the Gladiators at New Road.

Match scorecard

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