2nd Semi-Final, Birmingham, Aug 23 2014, NatWest t20 Blast
(19/19 ov)
(14.1/16 ov, target 143)
Lancashire won by 41 runs (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
Hants Innings
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Well quite a turn up for books there, Hampshire, the T20 kings, have been hammered and lose a second consecutive semi-final. They didn't get the best result from the D/L calculation but this chase has been very poor indeed with only Jimmy Adams getting himself going. Lancashire did well to recover from their disastrous start with the bat and it's been a very good defence, especially their fielding. Warwickshire v Lancashire is the final, coming up in about half an hour, so a quick turnaround again, stay with us for part three of Finals Day...

Clark to Wood, OUT
full just outside off, Wood slaps hard and finds mid-off!. That will do for Lancashire, another catch in the ring, a mistimed drive, chipped straight to the fielder and the Red Rose captain has taken the winnings catch
CP Wood c Horton b Clark 5 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

Jordan Clark into the attack for some reason with the opposition nine down and two overs to go...

end of over 146 runs • 1 wicket
Hants: 101/9CRR: 7.21 • RRR: 21.00 • Need 42 runs from 12b
Chris Wood5 (6)
Danny Briggs0 (0)
James Anderson3-0-24-2
Tom Smith3-0-28-2
Anderson to Wood, 1 run
short ball, Wood stepped to leg and awkwardly pulled out to deep square
Anderson to Adams, OUT
slower, 75mph, on the stumps, Adams aiming leg side swings into the long boundary but doesn't get enough of it and picks out deep midwicket. Adams has played nicely but it's been only him contributing, he eventually holes out, easy catch in the deep
JHK Adams c Smith b Anderson 53 (52m 39b 7x4 1x6) SR: 135.89
Anderson to Wood, 1 run
short and pulled off a bottom edge to the left of the keeper for a run
Anderson to Wood, 2 runs
full on the stumps, an attractive straight drive for two inside long-off

DT: "At this point the only thing that you want as a Hants fan is for the pain to stop."

Anderson to Adams, 1 run
full on leg stump, Adams stepped across his stumps and nearly flicked it past short long leg, Kabir saved it well going to his left
Anderson to Wood, 1 bye
short ball, Wood goes to pull and misses, it bounces twice before Buttler and bobbles away for a bye

Three overs and 48 to get, Anderson returns...

end of over 1310 runs • 1 wicket
Hants: 95/8CRR: 7.3 • RRR: 16.00 • Need 48 runs from 18b
Jimmy Adams52 (37)
Chris Wood1 (2)
Tom Smith3-0-28-2
Kabir Ali2-0-15-1
Smith to Adams, FOUR runs
lovely touch, a full ball a foot wide of off stump, Adams opens the face and steers this fine of third man, lovely touch, fifty for Adams, it's been a lone hand, you have to feel sorry for him really
Smith to Wood, 1 run
another wide full ball, Wood nudges this towards cover and they take a quick single
Smith to Wood, no run
full and wide again, this is driven to point, no run available there
Smith to Dawson, OUT
full and wide of off stump, Dawson reaches way out for it and nicks to Buttler. Thin edge, a simple catch for Buttler and Lancashire move a step closer to the final
LA Dawson c †Buttler b Smith 7 (6m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 175.00
Smith to Adams, 1 run
nails another drive but this time straight to the cover sweeper for just a single
Smith to Adams, FOUR runs
full and wide of off stump, Adams reaches for it and squirts it wide of third man, good start to the over