RESULT
1st Semi-Final, Birmingham, August 29, 2015, NatWest t20 Blast
(18/20 ov, T:132) 135/5

Northants won by 5 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
63* (46)
richard-levi
Warwickshire Innings
Northants Innings
Match Details
Warwickshire  (20 ovs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Varun Chopra (c)lbw b Willey2570040.00
Ian Bell c †Duckett b Willey47180057.14
William Porterfield  b Willey012000.00
Tim Ambrose c & b Kleinveldt55410100.00
Rikki Clarke  b Kleinveldt4144562093.18
Ateeq Javid not out 51505931102.00
Laurie Evans run out (White/†Duckett)188712225.00
Extras(b 4, lb 3, w 3)10
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.55)131/6
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Varun Chopra, 1.2 ov), 2-6 (William Porterfield, 1.3 ov), 3-12 (Tim Ambrose, 2.2 ov), 4-14 (Ian Bell, 3.2 ov), 5-107 (Rikki Clarke, 18.2 ov), 6-131 (Laurie Evans, 19.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Rory Kleinveldt401624.00121000
2.2 to TR Ambrose, gone! Three down! Birmingham, the defending champions, all over the place. He has just punched a full delivery straight back to the bowler. Driving on the up a little, pretty soft. 12/3
18.2 to R Clarke, swing and a miss! Swiping across the line at a length delivery and loses his off stump. A pretty ugly innings from Clarke, but he was in a tough position. 107/5
David Willey403037.50132220
1.2 to V Chopra, fantastic delivery! Superb stuff from Willey. A full, swinging delivery which spears into Chopra's boot and traps him right in front...lovely bowling. 5/1
1.3 to WTS Porterfield, and another! What a start for Willey! Full and straight, doesn't really swing, Porterfield just misses his expansive drive and the stumps are splattered. 6/2
3.2 to IR Bell, and another! Would you believe it! Willey is on fire. A back-of-a-length delivery which Bell was aiming to push into the off side and there's a thin nick to the keeper. 14/4
Olly Stone402606.5061010
Shahid Afridi402105.25112000
Azharullah201909.5031100
Graeme White201206.0020000
Northamptonshire  (T: 132 runs from 20 ovs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Richard Levi not out 63467181136.95
David Willey c Bell b Hannon-Dalby12121410100.00
Josh Cobb  b Patel1517191088.23
Ben Duckett c †Ambrose b Rankin66500100.00
Alex Wakely (c)c †Ambrose b Patel012000.00
Steven Crook c Bell b Rankin11101110110.00
Shahid Afridi not out 19161810118.75
Extras(lb 5, w 4)9
TOTAL18 Ov (RR: 7.50, 71 Mts)135/5
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (David Willey, 3.2 ov), 2-67 (Josh Cobb, 8.5 ov), 3-74 (Ben Duckett, 9.6 ov), 4-80 (Alex Wakely, 10.3 ov), 5-95 (Steven Crook, 13.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Rikki Clarke201306.5062010
Chris Woakes302508.3374010
Oliver Hannon-Dalby3030110.0042100
3.2 to DJ Willey, shorter ball, and he clubs it straight to deep midwicket! A cutter from Hannon-Dalby (are they slower balls if that's all that is bowled?) and Willey can't get the elevation or placement. 27/1
Jeetan Patel403127.7573020
8.5 to JJ Cobb, plays around a straight ball! Playing for the turn. Aiming into the leg side, the face closes, the ball goes straight on and strikes middle and off. Lovely flight from Patel. 67/2
10.3 to AG Wakely, and another! Oh boy! Lovely from Patel, Wakely also playing for turn but it's the slider - flicked out the front of the hand - from Patel which catches the outside edge and it's nicely snaffled by Ambrose. 80/4
Boyd Rankin402025.00101000
9.6 to BM Duckett, nicked and gone! Duckett trying to drive on the up, delivery angled across outside off just back of a length, and Rankin jumps for joy. 74/3
13.2 to SP Crook, picks out deep cover! There was some width outside off, Crook went over the off side, connected sweetly, but couldn't have found Bell with better accuracy. 95/5
Ateeq Javid201105.5040000
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MATCH DETAILS
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossNorthamptonshire, elected to field first
Series
Season2015
Player Of The Match
Northants
Richard Levi
Series resultNorthamptonshire advanced
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-12.15, Interval 12.15-12.30, Second Session 12.30-13.45
Match days29 August 2015 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
England
Richard Illingworth
England
Tim Robinson
TV Umpire
England
Rob Bailey
Reserve Umpire
England
Michael Gough
MATCH NOTES
  • Warwickshire innings
  • 50 in 11.4 overs
  • 100 in 17.2 overs
  • A Javid 50 off 49 balls, 3x4, 1x6
  • Northamptonshire innings
  • 50 in 6.1 overs
  • 100 in 14.5 overs
  • RE Levi 50 off 36 balls, 6x4, 1x6
Northants Innings
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NatWest t20 Blast
North Group
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WARKS14104200.200
WORCS1494190.682
NHNTS1475160.115
LANCS1476150.469
NOTTS1476150.018
DURH145811-0.149
LEICS144711-0.304
YORKS145811-0.324
DERBS144108-0.662
South Group
TEAMMWLPTNRR
KENT1494190.166
SUSS1475160.206
HANTS148616-0.120
ESSEX1476150.208
GLOUC1477140.354
GLAM147714-0.522
SURR145613-0.145
SOM144810-0.184
MIDDX144990.030