Final (D/N), Birmingham, August 23, 2014, NatWest t20 Blast
(20 ov, T:182) 177/8

Warwickshire won by 4 runs

Player Of The Match
53 (30) & 2 catches
Warwickshire Innings
Lancashire Innings
Match Flow
Warwickshire  (20 ovs maximum)
c Brown b Flintoff4790057.14
b Croft30172722176.47
b Parry31232931134.78
b Smith27272311100.00
c Prince b Smith53303424176.66
not out 22152730146.66
not out 22500100.00
Extras(lb 7, nb 2, w 3)12
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 9.05)181/5
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Ian Bell, 2.1 ov), 2-64 (Varun Chopra, 6.2 ov), 3-84 (William Porterfield, 9.6 ov), 4-107 (Rikki Clarke, 13.3 ov), 5-170 (Laurie Evans, 18.6 ov)
6.2 to V Chopra, pushed through, little bit of grip... and Chopra drags on! A vital wicket for Lancashire, Croft punches the air. Chopra was trying to whip the ball to the leg side, might have turned a fraction and skidded through on to the stumps. 64/2
2.1 to IR Bell, steams in and sends the ball down on a length to Bell, his old team-mate, who tries to go over the top... but he's got more height than distance, this isn't going to clear the fielder running back! Brilliant catch from Brown and Flintoff has a wicket with his first ball!! He's got Shane Warne's scriptwriter working for him, stands with arms outstretched in that familiar pose. Still bigger than Jesus, then. 19/1
13.3 to R Clarke, bowled him, done by a slower ball! Clarke stepped away to leg, was trying to chop through point but completely missed it, straight into off stump. 107/4
18.6 to LJ Evans, full toss, Evans swats this high towards the midwicket boundary, big bottom-handed scoop... but Prince runs round, slides and settles under it, excellent catch and Evans is on his way for a crackerjack fifty. 170/5
9.6 to WTS Porterfield, bowled him, Porterfield perishes sweeping! He had a bit of luck earlier in the over but this time misses, exposing his leg stump, maybe a bit of extra bounce and the pole is pegged back. 84/3
Lancashire  (T: 182 runs from 20 ovs)
c Evans b Woakes19161802118.75
b Rankin30243230125.00
c Evans b Rankin1617192094.11
b Woakes55283834196.42
c †Ambrose b Hannon-Dalby1181110137.50
b Hannon-Dalby64710150.00
c †Ambrose b Patel1460025.00
c Bell b Hannon-Dalby1081301125.00
not out 2081102250.00
not out 44800100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, nb 2, w 1)5
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.85)177/8
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Tom Smith, 5.3 ov), 2-62 (Ashwell Prince, 8.5 ov), 3-77 (Usman Khawaja, 10.1 ov), 4-102 (Jos Buttler, 12.5 ov), 5-118 (Steven Croft, 14.2 ov), 6-125 (Paul Horton, 15.3 ov), 7-152 (Karl Brown, 17.5 ov), 8-154 (Jordan Clark, 18.2 ov)
5.3 to TC Smith, on a length, maybe seams a touch and Smith gets a leading edge trying to hit to leg... spoons up towards backward point and Evans coolly takes the skier! Woakes has the breakthrough, checking a fizzing start from Lancashire. 41/1
17.5 to KR Brown, full and straight, Woakes has knocked him over! Superb yorker, under Brown's flailing bat, into the base of off stump. 152/7
8.5 to AG Prince, got him, the drag-on slays Prince! Stepped away and tried to flat-bat a short ball, clunked into the bottom edge and straight down to detonate the stumps. 62/2
10.1 to UT Khawaja, short ball, pulled straight to deep backward square! Evans takes this one, Lancs are three down! This was hit flat and hard but Evans barely had to move - just concentrate. A big cheer greeted the take and Evans roared back his approval. 77/3
15.3 to PJ Horton, slow, spinning in, Horton pulls and misses... Ambrose collects, he and Patel appeal vociferously, and Rob Bailey gives it! Think it might have flicked the thigh pad, don't think there was bat or glove involved, and Horton is livid, openly questioning the decision. He has to go, poor call or not, Lancs sinking here. 125/6
12.5 to JC Buttler, delivers, in every sense, Buttler nicking off! Bowled cross seam, Buttler didn't move at all this time, just tried to flay the ball through the covers, was playing away from his body and got a thin scrape through to Ambrose. 102/4
14.2 to SJ Croft, bowled him, middle stump! Croft stepped away, swung like a kid in the playground - he missed, Hannon-Dalby hit. 118/5
18.2 to J Clark, low full toss, clubbed towards long-on... where Bell takes a BRILLIANT CATCH! Right on the boundary, judged it superbly, leaped up on to his tippy-toes and pouched it like a dream. Third wicket for Hannon-Dalby, Warks closing in. 154/8
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  • Warwickshire innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 63 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Warwickshire: 50 runs in 4.6 overs (31 balls), Extras 4
  • Warwickshire: 100 runs in 11.5 overs (72 balls), Extras 9
  • Warwickshire: 150 runs in 17.3 overs (106 balls), Extras 12
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 28 balls (LJ Evans 39, CR Woakes 12, Ex 2)
  • LJ Evans: 50 off 28 balls (2 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Innings Break: Warwickshire - 181/5 in 20.0 overs (CR Woakes 22, A Javid 2)
  • Lancashire innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 45 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Lancashire: 50 runs in 6.6 overs (43 balls), Extras 2
  • Lancashire: 100 runs in 12.0 overs (73 balls), Extras 3
  • KR Brown: 50 off 26 balls (2 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Lancashire: 150 runs in 17.4 overs (107 balls), Extras 4
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossWarwickshire, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultWarwickshire won the 2014 NatWest t20 Blast
Hours of play (local time)18.45 start, First Session 18.45-20.00, Interval 20.00-20.15, Second Session 20.15-21.30
Match days23 August 2014 - daynight (20-over match)
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