result
2nd Semi-Final, Birmingham, Aug 29 2015, NatWest t20 Blast
(18.5/20 ov, target 116)119/4
Lancashire won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
player of the match
Stephen Parry
Lancashire

5.10pm: So, same as result as in the second semi-final last year, Lancashire through and hoping to break their duck in the competition. James Vince says he thought his team needed "another 20 runs" to have pushed the game closer - this was Hampshire's third consecutive semi-final defeat at Edgbaston. Steven Croft suggests his team haven't played their "perfect game" yet but they're hoping to do so in the final. After more than three months of competition, it will be third versus fourth from the North Group in the final; join us again in an hour or so for the toss (and cross your fingers for more runs).

18.5
6
Wood to Faulkner, SIX runs

full and straight and nailed again, high over midwicket - Faulkner has finished it with back-to-back Dorothys and Lancashire win by six wickets

18.4
6
Wood to Faulkner, SIX runs

full on the stumps and there she blows, Faulkner puts it into the stands! Faulkner hits the first six of the match with a clean swing over square leg

18.3
Wood to Faulkner, no run

full outside off, cutting his fingers over the ball, hacks across the line and misses

18.2
2
Wood to Faulkner, 2 runs

touch short and Faulkner swings it away through backward square, again it's cut off in the deep

Keeper up to the stumps now

18.1
Wood to Faulkner, no run

pushed across the right-hander from over the wicket, Faulkner skips out and swings and misses

Lancs need 11 from 12 balls. Wood back on

end of over 185 runs
LANCS: 105/4CRR: 5.83 RRR: 5.50
James Faulkner6 (9)
Karl Brown45 (43)
Yasir Arafat 2-0-15-0
Will Smith 3-0-15-1
17.6
1
Arafat to Faulkner, 1 run

full, right up in the blockhole, dug out into the off side

17.5
1
Arafat to Brown, 1 run

short ball, swatted through midwicket to the man in the deep

17.4
1
Arafat to Faulkner, 1 run

full, almost yorker length, Faulkner had backed away outside leg stump, driven into the ground and there's another single to mid-off

17.3
Arafat to Faulkner, no run

short, taking the pace off, Faulkner has time to watch it sit up... and then swings and misses

17.2
1
Arafat to Brown, 1 run

slightly full of as length, bit of a leading edge into the off side but it falls short and they run another single

17.1
1
Arafat to Faulkner, 1 run

full and ducking in on leg stump, punched back down the ground through mid-on

Spin options running out for Vince, Yasir Arafat back on

end of over 176 runs
LANCS: 100/4CRR: 5.88 RRR: 5.33
James Faulkner3 (5)
Karl Brown43 (41)
Will Smith 3-0-15-1
Danny Briggs 4-0-19-2
16.6
1
Smith to Faulkner, 1 run

drops a little short and Faulkner pulls, a misfield gives them a single and brings up the Lancashire 100

16.5
1
Smith to Brown, 1 run

flat on the stumps, whipped away through midwicket for one more

16.4
2
Smith to Brown, 2 runs

tossed up, Brown gets under the ball and lofts it over the ring, out towards deep midwicket for a couple

16.3
1
Smith to Faulkner, 1 run

length ball, Faulkner pulls through square leg for a single

16.2
Smith to Faulkner, no run

tossed up, can't get this one away

16.1
1
Smith to Brown, 1 run

one the stumps, worked away through the leg side

Smith back into the attack