Brezza Crushes Lancashire's Resistance
By Gary Watton
August 11 2017
The Yorkshire puddings kept alive their hopes of progressing in the Twenty20 Blast, courtesy of yet another triumph against Lancashire. The hosts made a sensational start, as their openers smashed 95 off only eight overs, but then the rest of the innings stuttered by comparison. Indeed such was the subsequent limp by the batting order that they could only muster a mediocre fifty-nine runs off the last nine overs. Therefore, at the halfway stage, the contest seemed to be finely poised.
Fortunately for the Vikings they managed to chip away at the Lancashire batting order, and neither the dangerous Buttler or Livingstone were able to make any decisive impact. So it came to pass that the visitors almost needed snookers when the last over arrived. Then all remaining red rose resistance was snuffed out when remarkably four wickets fell in five balls, enabling big Bresnan to finish with an extraordinary six-wicket haul.
The Vikings will need to win at least one of their two remaining group matches in order to stand any chance of qualifying for the tournament's last eight. They will be hoping for more of the same from the likes of Bresnan and Lyth.
YORKSHIRE VIKINGS versus Lancashire Lightning; in Leeds; Friday the eleventh of August. YORKSHIRE VIKINGS won the toss.
YORKSHIRE VIKINGS: 182 for seven (off twenty overs)
Kohler-Cadmore c Croft b Parkinson 45 (109-2)
Lyth c Livingstone b Parkinson 50 (95-1)
Willey c Lilley b Parkinson 18 (126-3)
Marsh c Livingstone b Parry 13 (146-5)
Sarfraz c Croft b Parkinson 3 (134-4)
Leaning c Lilley b Junaid 24 (171-6)
Bresnan c Livingstone b McLaren 5 (175-7)
Plunkett not out 3
Rashid not out 2
Lancashire Lightning: 163 (off twenty overs)
Brown c Leaning b Bresnan 7 (21-2)
Livingstone c Kohler-Cadmore b Bresnan 14 (21-1)
Lilley c Leaning b Plunkett 12 (63-3)
Croft st Sarfraz b Rashid 62 (125-5)
Buttler c and b Patterson 23 (107-4)
McLaren b Bresnan 17 (141-6)
Clark c Willey b Bresnan 17 (162-8)
Vilas c Kohler-Cadmore b Bresnan 5 (162-7)
Parry run out [Bresnan] 0 (162-9)
Parkinson not out 1
Junaid b Bresnan 0 (163)
YORKSHIRE VIKINGS won by nineteen runs.
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