4th Quarter-Final, Canterbury, Aug 15 2015, NatWest t20 Blast
(20 ov, target 143)142/6
Lancashire won (lost fewer wickets)
player of the match
Jos Buttler
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• Paul Edwards at Canterbury

Lancashire progress after dramatic tie

Lancashire will appear at their sixth Finals Day after they beat Kent by virtue of losing fewer wickets after the sides managed 142 apiece off their 20 overs

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Scorecard summary
Kent142/10(20 overs)
Lancashire142/6(20 overs)
end of over 205 runs • 2 wickets
Lancs: 142/6CRR: 7.10 
James Faulkner4 (3)
Arron Lilley0 (0)
Matt Coles4-0-22-3
Mitchell Claydon4-0-29-1

You can't ask for more! Lancashire advances to the finals day as they lost fewer wickets. Wicket of Prince at the penultimate over starts this nail-biter which was almost a easy-peasy outing till then for the Lancashire, and Coles made it even interesting with two wickets in the start of the last over, but Faulkner gets the required four runs and ends it in a tie.

Buttler named man of the match. That's all for tonight, stay cool and safe. Happy weekend, cheers!

Coles to Faulkner, 2 runs

fuller length delivery which hits the stumps at the bowler's end off the drive of Faulkner, deflection gets it down towards the long-on and gets back for the required couple, this will do for them..

3 off 1, if tie, Lancashire will advance as they lost fewer wickets.

Coles to Faulkner, 2 runs

back of a length well outside off, reaches for it and gets it at the inside half of the bat, went to wide of long-on..

Coles to Faulkner, no run

a dot now..slower length delivery outside of as Faulkner gets down for a hoick and is beaten

5 off 3 balls.., hat-trick ball..

Coles to Croft, OUT

another wicket, two in two, swinging pendulum..on a length and outside off, strides forward and tries to slices that away over the cover region, not enough elevation onto it as it went towards the sweeper who gets under it and catches it with both hands..

Steven Croft c Cowdrey b Coles 4 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.67
Coles to Buttler, OUT

oh my Lord! Buttler gone, this game is still even, short of a length and outside off, a bit slowish I assume. Buttler reaches for it and tries to slap it down the ground, top edges it which skies towards the sight screen, Blake ran across from long-on and pouches it

Jos Buttler c Blake b Coles 53 (43m 37b 5x4 3x6) SR: 143.24

Buttler on strike..

Coles to Croft, 1 run

fullish and outside off, works it away through cover for a single

6 off 6

end of over 197 runs • 1 wicket
Lancs: 137/4CRR: 7.21 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 6 from 6b
Jos Buttler53 (36)
Steven Croft3 (4)
Mitchell Claydon4-0-29-1
Ivan Thomas2-0-26-0
Claydon to Buttler, FOUR runs

brilliant from Buttler, gets to his fifty, more importantly releases the pressure. Pushes full and outside off, bends down and using the pace reverse sweeps that to the right of diving short third man

Claydon to Croft, 1 run

fullish and wide outside off carves it away through cover point

11 required off 8 balls..

Claydon to Croft, 2 runs

low full toss outside off, works it out with an open face to the right of third man, gets back for the second as he dives full length to reach the crease..

Claydon to Croft, no run

on a length and outside off, Croft is beaten

Claydon to Croft, no run

fuller length delivery and outside off, pushes it straight to backward of point

Claydon to Prince, OUT

holes out to the man at the deep, some twist? A nothing delivery but a wicket and that too of Price, goes for 62. A full toss on the middle as he flicks that straight and flat into the hands of deepish midwicket, Denly hardly moved from his place, comfortable catch

Ashwell Prince c Denly b Claydon 62 (74m 50b 5x4 1x6) SR: 124
end of over 1813 runs
Lancs: 130/3CRR: 7.22 • RRR: 6.50 • Need 13 from 12b
Jos Buttler49 (35)
Ashwell Prince62 (49)
Ivan Thomas2-0-26-0
Mitchell Claydon3-0-22-0
Thomas to Buttler, FOUR runs

another one, fuller and well outside off, reaches for it and squeezes it out at the gap once again with an angled bat, thirteen from the over..

Thomas to Buttler, FOUR runs

superb shot and nicely picked the gap, on a length and around the middle, reverse sweeps it between the backward of point and short third man

Thomas to Buttler, no run

follows down the leg with a length delivery, clips the pad on its way to the keeper

Thomas to Buttler, FOUR runs

gets a boundary, this will hurt a lot to Lancashire, a low full toss on the leg, clips it through backward of square leg, the man there could have done a bit better

Thomas to Buttler, no run

follows him down the leg with a fullish delivery, Buttler driven it back towards the bowler, does it get something on it as it hits the stumps on the non-striker's end, Prince was backing up, a bit of finger tips onto it? Calls the tv umpire, checks with the two available angles, not enough conclusive evidence to judge that out, and rightly so, he is safe..

Thomas to Prince, 1 run

slowish and short, outside off, lobs up with an angled bat infront of square leg, no harm done

26 off 18 balls..

end of over 177 runs
Lancs: 117/3CRR: 6.88 • RRR: 8.67 • Need 26 from 18b
Ashwell Prince61 (48)
Jos Buttler37 (30)
Mitchell Claydon3-0-22-0
James Tredwell4-0-28-1
Claydon to Prince, 1 run

fullish and outside off, pushes it infront of long-on

Claydon to Buttler, 1 run

yorker on the leg, digs it out down to long-on for another single

Match details
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
TossLancashire, elected to field first
SeriesNatWest t20 Blast
Player Of The Match
Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler
Series resultLancashire advanced
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 days15 August 2015 - day match (20-over match)
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Michael Gough
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Nick Cook
TV Umpire
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Martin Saggers