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Adam Lyth's 161 help Yorkshire trounce Northamptonshire

Adam Lyth registered the highest individual score in Natwest T20 Blast
Adam Lyth registered the highest individual score in Natwest T20 Blast
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Yorkshire 260-4 (Lyth 161) beat
Northamptonshire 136 (Levi 65) by 124 runs
North Group, Natwest T20 Blast, Headingley

Adam Lyth registered the highest individual score in Natwest T20 Blast as Yorkshire went on to trounce Northamptonshire by 124 runs in the North Group encounter at Headingley that took them to second position in the table.

Yorkshire won the toss and decided to bat first. Lyth (161) set the tone for the innings by hitting nine boundaries and three sixes inside the powerplay to take the total to 77 for naught. In the process, he also completed a 20-ball half-century.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore (41) also slowly got into the groove and the 100 run opening stand came in the ninth over. Rob Keogh (1-28) provided some respite with the wicket of Kohler-Cadmore in the 10th over, by the end of which Yorkshire were placed 125 for one.

Lyth reached his maiden century off 50 deliveries while David Willey (40) hit two boundaries and sixes in the 14th over to take the total to 178 for one.

Between overs 17 and 18, the duo amassed 41 runs, in the process, Lyth went past Brendon McCullum's record of 158 runs - the highest score in the history of the tournament and Yorkshire went on to post 257 for four in the 20 overs.

In response, only Richard Levi (65) and Adam Rossington (25) showed some fight but with Azeem Rafiq (5-19), Adil Rashid (3-31) and Steven Patterson (2-28) among the wickets, Northamptonshire could post only 136 runs before they were bowled out in 14.5 overs.

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