Vitality Blast Semi Final Worcestershire Rapids beat Lancashire Lightning by 20 runs

Worcestershire Rapids beat Lancashire Lightning by 20 runs
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Alex Davies run out
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Moeen Ali hits out
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Lancashire Lightning won the toss and decided to bowl at Edgbaston in their Vitality Blast semi-final against Worcestershire Rapids this morning.

Worcestershire Rapids 169 – 6 (Moeen Ali 41, Ben Cox 55*; Matthew Parkinson 2-23)

Lancashire Lightning 149 - 9 (Keaton Jennings 51*; Pat Brown 4-21)

Result  - Worcestershire Rapids won by 20 runs

Worcestershire Rapids got off to flying start with 37 off just 3 overs Moeen Ali 41 doing most of the damage. Then Lancashire Lightning hit back and at 97-6 it looked to have swung Lancashire Lightning’s way. However, Ben Cox 55* and Ed Barnard 28* put on 72 and took Worcestershire Rapids to an unlikely 169 – 6.

In reply, Lancashire Lightning looked in control of the run chase until Pat Brown came on to bowl taking 4-21 in his four overs and reducing Lancashire Lightning to 149-9. Moeen Ali 2-16 off his four overs was also outstanding.

 

Worcestershire Rapids - Moeen Ali(c), Joe Clarke, Tom Fell, Brett D'Oliveira, Ben Cox(wk), Ross Whiteley, Ed Barnard, Wayne Parnell, Daryl Mitchell, Luke Wood, Patrick Brown

Lancashire Lightning - Alex Davies , Liam Livingstone(c), Arron Lilley, Jos Buttler(wk), Keaton Jennings, Dane Vilas, Jordan Clark, James Faulkner, Toby Lester, Matthew Parkinson, Zahir Khan

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