Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Vitality Blast 2020 - Notts Outlaws vs Lancashire Lightning - Semi Final 2
The Semi Final 2 match of the Vitality Blast 2020 will be played between Notts Outlaws and Lancashire Lightning at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
2017 Blast champions Notts, who lost their semi-final match last year, would want to go one notch up this time.
In their quarter final match, Notts did a great job of restricting Leicestershire to just 42 runs in the first half of the innings. However, on the back of a 66-run stand between Colin Ackermann and Harry Swindells for the fourth wicket, Notts conceded 97 runs from the last 10 overs.
During the chase, Notts lost their way after a good start. Joe Clarke, with 35 off 22 balls, was their top batter, as expected. With 32 runs to win from the last three overs, all Notts managed was a tie. They were fortunate, though, to win the game via the boundary countback rule.
Lancashire made it to the Finals Day in 2018 as well, only to fall short.
The credit for Lancashire's victory in the quarter final goes to their spinners. They somehow cobbled together 140 runs at Hove, courtesy of Steven Croft and Dane Vilas.
It was then time for their three spinners Tom Hartley, Matt Parkinson and Liam Livingstone to shine. The spinners sucked the life out of the chase and shared eight wickets between them. Picking up the last six wickets for 22 runs, the team coasted to a win.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Lancashire Lightning - Alex Davies (wk), Liam Livingstone, Keaton Jennings, Steven Croft, Dane Vilas (c), Rob Jones, Danny Lamb, Luke Wood, Tom Hartley, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson
Notts Outlaws - Chris Nash, Alex Hales, Joe Clarke, Ben Duckett, Tom Moores (wk), Daniel Christian (c), Steven Mullaney, Samit Patel, Imad Wasim, Matthew Carter, Jake Ball
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Lancashire
Who will win? – Lancashire
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Alex Davies (Lancashire), Joe Clarke (Notts Outlaws)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire), Imad Wasim (Notts Outlaws)
Most Sixes – Alex Davies (Lancashire), Alex Hales (Notts Outlaws)
Man of the Match – Alex Davies
Team Scores Batting first – Lancashire 180+, Notts Outlaws 170+
Match Handicap Lancashire
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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