Friday, 18 June 2010
Fourth FP t20 defeat as Dynamos rock Carnegie
Yorkshire Carnegie suffered their fourth defeat in the Friends Provident Twenty20 after losing by six wickets to the Durham Dynamos in the North East.
Dale Benkenstein was the hero for the hosts’, plundering a career-best 57 not out, as the Tykes were beaten with 29 balls to spare.
Along with Ross Taylor, who made 49, the two of them added 101 for the third wicket as the Tykes failed to replicate the form that saw them beat Lancashire so handsomely just 24 hours previously.
The two of them were so dominant that they quickly took hold of the game, despite Tino Best striking in just the second over to remove Phil Mustard and Ian Blackwell.
And by the time Taylor was ousted by Adil Rashid as they chased 132 to win, the score was 102-3 in the thirteenth over and the game was up.
The defeat came despite an excellent opening with the bat for Yorkshire, after captain Andrew Gale had won the toss and elected to bat first.
Led by the skipper, Carnegie raced to 40 for 0 in the fifth over before their innings fell apart spectacularly.
Gale was the first to go, finding Dale Benkenstein at backward point off Albie Morkel after racing to 28 off just 18 balls. And his dismissal was then followed by three more wickets in the next three overs to leave Yorkshire on 67 for 4 after 10 overs.
Hershelle Gibbs was out for 10, brilliantly caught by Ben Harmison at long on, before Jacques Rudolph, for 15, and Gerard Brophy, for just two, where clean bowled by Harmison and Ian Blackwell respectively.
The quick wickets stifled the Tykes, with only 13 runs being added in five overs, between the end of the sixth over and the end of the eleventh over, and when Jonathan Bairstow was then superbly caught and bowled by Blackwell for 10 the advantage was definitely Durham’s.
At this stage Yorkshire were 81-5 and only a spirited partnership between Anthony McGrath and Adil Rashid allowed Carnegie to post a competitive total.
Between them they added 41 for the seventh wicket, before Rashid found Dale Benkenstein at mid-off for 21, to give Harmison a second wicket.
It was certainly a much needed knock from the young leg-spinner though, who came into the game as the highest wicket-taker in the competition, but that was as good as it got for the Tykes with Rich Pyrah (1) and Tino Best (0) also falling late on.
McGrath was the man unbeaten, on 34, but the total was to low as Benkenstein and Taylor then comfortably helped the Tykes chase down the 131 set for victory.
Benkenstein was unbeaten at the end, on 57, with Albie Morkel also quickly hitting 17.
Next up for Yorkshire is a trip to face Leicestershire, on Sunday.