Result
2nd Semi-Final, Birmingham, Aug 23 2014, NatWest t20 Blast
(19/19 ov)
160/5
(14.1/16 ov, target 143)
101
Lancashire won by 41 runs (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
Lancashire
1y
• David Hopps at Edgbaston

Lancashire dominate meeting of T20 experts

No counties have better records in T20 since its inception in 2003 than Hampshire and Lancashire. But it was Lancashire who dominated this semi-final to set up a clash with Birmingham in the final.

Match centre 
Scorer: Kumar Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Alex Winter
Scorecard summary
Lancashire160/5(19 overs)
Will Smith3/15(4)
Chris Wood1/25(3)
Hampshire101(14.1 overs)

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...



14.1
w
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 from 12b
Chris Wood5 (6)
Danny Briggs0 (0)
James Anderson3-0-24-2
Tom Smith3-0-28-2
13.6
1
Anderson to Wood, 1 run
short ball, Wood stepped to leg and awkwardly pulled out to deep square
13.5
w
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
13.4
1
Anderson to Wood, 1 run
short and pulled off a bottom edge to the left of the keeper for a run
13.3
2
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."

13.2
1
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
13.1
1b
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 from 18b
Jimmy Adams52 (37)
Chris Wood1 (2)
Tom Smith3-0-28-2
Kabir Ali2-0-15-1
12.6
4
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
12.5
1
Smith to Wood, 1 run
another wide full ball, Wood nudges this towards cover and they take a quick single
12.4
Smith to Wood, no run
full and wide again, this is driven to point, no run available there
12.3
w
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
12.2
1
Smith to Adams, 1 run
nails another drive but this time straight to the cover sweeper for just a single
12.1
4
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
end of over 129 runs • 1 wicket
Hants: 85/7CRR: 7.08 • RRR: 14.50 • Need 58 from 24b
Liam Dawson7 (3)
Jimmy Adams43 (34)
Kabir Ali2-0-15-1
Tom Smith2-0-18-1

A better over, but it's now 14.5 an over needed...

11.6
4
Ali to Dawson, FOUR runs
steps across the stumps and paddles leg side, gets it just past short long leg's dive
11.5
2
Ali to Dawson, 2 runs
clears the front leg and swings leg side, gets it between the two deep fielders, the ball plugs and they get back for a second
11.4
1
Ali to Adams, 1 run
middle and off line, Adams stays leg side of it and chops down to third man
11.3
1
Ali to Dawson, 1 run
off stump line, slapped to mid-off, they take on the fielder
11.2
w
Ali to Wheater, OUT
length ball on off stump, Wheater is sort of aiming leg side but just chips a catch to midwicket. Another very soft dismissal and Hampshire are sinking fast. No kind of desirable connection and it floated straight to the Lancs skipper
AJA Wheater c Horton b Ali 4 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00
Best performances - batsmen
AG Prince
72 runs (53)
3 fours
3 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
on drive
19 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
0036292680
JHK Adams
53 runs (39)
7 fours
1 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
off drive
9 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
5545951010
Best performances - bowlers
WR Smith
O
4
M
0
R
15
W
3
Eco
3.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
SJ Croft
O
3
M
0
R
11
W
2
Eco
3.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossHampshire , elected to field first
SeriesNatWest t20 Blast 2014
Player Of The Match
Ashwell Prince
Series resultLancashire advanced
Season2014
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-15.50, Interval 15.50-16.10, Second Session 16.10-17.30
Match days23 August 2014 (20-over match)
Umpires
Tim Robinson
Neil Mallender
TV Umpire
Rob Bailey
Reserve Umpire
Michael Gough