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Adil Rashid picks four as Yorkshire defend 152 against Durham successfully

Adil Rashid picked a four wicket haul for Yorkshire
Adil Rashid picked a four wicket haul for Yorkshire

Yorkshire 152-8 (Willey 44) beat
Durham 128-7 (Rashid 4-19) by 24 runs
North Group, Natwest T20 Blast, Headingley

Adil Rashid bowled a splendid spell of 19 for four as Yorkshire successfully defended a total of 152 runs against Durham to win the North Group Natwest T20 Blast clash at Headingley by 24 runs.

Yorkshire won the toss and decided to bat first. After Adam Lyth (0) and Tom Kohler-Cadmore (1) fell early, David Willey (44) and Shaun Marsh (36) consolidated the innings with a 65 run stand for the third wicket but Durham had things under control.

A triple strike from Durham's best bowler in the tournament, Paul Collingwood (3-32) saw the back of Marsh, Peter Handscomb (7) and Rashid (10) following which Jack Leaning (17 not out) and Tim Bresnan (22) helped them recover a bit to post 152 for eight in the 20 overs.

Durham got off to worst possible start with Cameron Steel (9), Graham Clark (6), Collingwood (11), Jack Burnham (7) and Paul Coughlin (6) failing to make any contribution.

Michael Richardson (25) was going at a strike rate under 87 as the required run rate climbed further and eventually they fell short of the target by 25 runs despite a 24-ball knock from Stuart Poynter (35 not out).

Yorkshire currently top the North Group with 10 points from seven games as Durham's struggle continues.

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