NatWest T20 Blast

Gloucestershire 151-7

Glamorgan 176-5

SOUTH Africans David Miller, Jacques Rudolph and Colin Ingram led Glamorgan to a 25-run NatWest T20 Blast win over previously unbeaten Gloucestershire at Bristol.

Miller marked his debut for the county with a 32-ball half-century, featuring four fours and three sixes, as the visitors ran up 176-5 five after losing the toss.

Captain Rudolph contributed 51 off 46 deliveries, while recent signing Thisara Perera from Sri Lanka was the pick of the Gloucestershire attack with 2-25.

Ingram then conceded just 18 runs from his four overs of leg-spin to help restrict Gloucestershire to 151-7.

Captain Michael Klinger top-scored with 52 and Michael Hogan claimed two wickets.

Victory saw the visitors leapfrog their opponents in the South Group, drawing level with leaders Surrey on nine points.

Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson said: "We were not as clinical as we have been in the competition. Although we did some good things, there were other parts of our game that let us down.

"We probably conceded 15 runs too many in the field and we didn't execute with our bowling as we can do. Then we got into a decent position with the bat only to be let down by a couple of soft dismissals that put us back under pressure.

"Two good players in Rudolph and Miller played some excellent shots. T20 games are lost on small margins and I am not going to dwell too much on our first defeat.

"We need to learn quickly for tonight and bounce back quickly against Hampshire on Friday."