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Hampshire win by 5 wickets

Hants vs Surrey

Friends Life t20: Hampshire open up with home win over Surrey

Michael Carberry: Made 60 to help Hampshire see off Surrey at the Ageas Bowl

Danny Briggs: Returned from England duty to take two wickets in one over for his county

Hampshire kicked off the defence of their Friend Life t20 title with a five-wicket win over South Group rivals Surrey at the Ageas Bowl.

The Royals restricted their opponents to 139-6, David Griffiths and Danny Briggs taking two wickets apiece, before reaching their target with four balls to spare.

It looked like they would get over the line much earlier when Michael Carberry was at the crease, the opener hitting eight fours and a solitary six in his knock of 60.

However, his departure to Zander de Bruyn, who also dismissed Sean Ervine and Liam Dawson to finish with figures of 3-14, checked the home side's innings.

Twenty20 skipper Neil McKenzie made sure there was to be no late slip-ups with a well-paced 37 not out before Adam Wheater finished the match in style, launching former Hampshire bowler Chris Tremlett over mid-wicket for six.

Surrey had simply never got going in their innings, their cause not being helped by a middle-order wobble that saw them slip from 64-1 to 89-5.

Rory Burns made 27 from 29 balls, putting on 33 with Vikram Solanki (15) before both well-set batsmen fell in the same over from Briggs, who was released from England duty to be able to play for his county.

Gary Wilson, who filled in behind the stumps in place of the injured Steven Davies, top-scored with 29, while Zafar Ansari weighed in with 25 not out from 21 deliveries, including hitting the only six for the visitors.

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Match Details

Date
26th Jun 2013
Toss
Surrey won the toss and elected to bat.
Venue
The Ageas Bowl
Umpires
N G B Nicholas, S C Stephen
TV Umpire
S A Steven

hants BATTING CARD

Batsman R
J.M. Vince c Dunn b Sagar 8
M.A. Carberry lbw de Bruyn 60
J.H.K. Adams run out (Roy) 17
N.D. McKenzie Not out 37
S.M. Ervine c&b de Bruyn 6
L.A. Dawson c Wilson b de Bruyn 4
A.J. Wheater Not out 8
Extras 3w, 1lb 4
Total 19.2 Overs 144 - 5
Full Batting Card

surrey BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
G.J. Maxwell 2 0 13 0
C.T. Tremlett 3.2 0 27 0
Mahmood 3 0 24 1
M.P. Dunn 2 0 21 0
G.J. Batty 3 0 21 0
Z.S. Ansari 3 0 23 0
de Bruyn 3 0 14 3
Full Bowling Card