RESULT
Final (N), Birmingham, July 16, 2022, Vitality Blast
(20 ov, T:153) 151/8

Hampshire won by 1 run

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Scorecard summary
Hampshire 152/8(20 overs)
Luke Wood2/26 (4)
Lancashire 151/8(20 overs)
Liam Dawson2/23 (4)
Luke Wells 27 (24)
James Fuller2/19 (3)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
Ben McDermottHANTS118.3462(36)90.37118.34--0
James FullerHANTS82.7710(7)13.4216.212/193.1466.56
Matt ParkinsonLANCS60.96--04/263.760.96
Liam DawsonHANTS60.182(6)- 2.36- 7.782/233.1867.96
Steven CroftLANCS56.5836(25)46.7756.58--0
end of over 209 runs • 1 wicket
LANCS: 151/8CRR: 7.55 
Richard Gleeson2 (3b)
Tom Hartley1 (2b)
Nathan Ellis 4-0-23-0
Chris Wood 4-0-38-1

22.14pm And with that, Vince strolls over to lift the trophy, with yet more fireworks lighting the sky. Hampshire lost their first four games of the tournament, and have won 12 out of 13 since then, including this ... by one solitary run at the death! Thanks for joining us, see you tomorrow for the third ODI at Old Trafford!

The player of the match is Ben McDermott "That second-last ball, we were nearly in the Hollies and had to come back... a couple of sets of fireworks were nice. To get 150 on the board was a good total in the end. Thought it was below-par at first but kept taking wickets to keep us in it."

Dane Vilas "Tough game, down to the wire, under pressure and couldn't get over the line. The wicket did change but we thought we could chase that down. All the emotions [on that last ball], thought we'd lost it... on a day like this anything can happen, expect the unexpected."

James Vince, the winning captain, is named as Player of the Year. "It was a great game of cricket, a few things got in the way of us getting over the line, but contributions all the way through. We could tell from watching it that the pitch had deteriorated through the day, we had the belief, wickets were crucial. The fight the guys showed, never-say-die attitude shone through. Ellis has been immense, as has our other overseas player [McDermott]. Not too bothered about my award, just looking forward to celebrating with the lads."

10pm Nathan Ellis is talking through that final moment. "I was conflicted, didn't know whether to stick to what was working. But Vincey got everyone together, and once I'd made my mind up I stuck to it. With the tail I wanted to be able to defend six or seven. I was aware I'd bowled a lot of slower balls in the semi

9.55pm Backslaps all round for Hampshire as they do their walk of honour. Vince is especially gleeful, as he leads his side in a dance in front of their supporters. Incredible resolve in the closing overs. Lancashire were strolling it at barely a run a ball, until a fateful lock-up against James Fuller in particular, before Nathan Ellis's death wiles sealed the deal.

9.52pm Somehow there are more fireworks around Edgbaston ... that's an impressive reload! Unbelievable scenes, and huge composure from Ellis, winning it twice in two balls with another cheeky slower ball!

Such relief for Hampshire, three times winners now, level with Leicestershire as the most successful team in English T20 history

19.6
1b
Ellis to Gleeson, 1 bye

slower ball, a swing and a miss... and this time Hampshire do win it! Lancashire sprint the single, but it's not enough... Hampshire prevail by one run!

SO... MUCH... DRAMA! Hampshire were already in a huddle celebrating! Gleeson chuckles, as well he might... and they'll have to wait for the firework smoke to clear!

19.6
2nb
Ellis to Gleeson, (no ball)

bowled him! Slower-ball yorker, Gleeson swings across the line, misses everything, and back goes the off stump! ... IT'S A NO-BALL! Jeepers creepers! It's going to be a Free Hit for the title! Two needed!

Third man and fine leg is up... that might not be wise... Vince has just been told the permutations

19.5
2
Ellis to Gleeson, 2 runs

pumped down the ground, they rush back for two... four for the title!

Lancashire need six off two, they win on Powerplay if the scores are tied

19.4
W
Ellis to Hartley, OUT

slower ball, swinging away outside off, beats the intentions, they rush the bye... but McDermott is dead-eyed with the under-arm! Stunning drama... the single doesn't count, and Wood has to walk!

Luke Wood run out (†McDermott) 9 (5b 1x4 0x6 12m) SR: 180
19.3
1
Ellis to Wood, 1 run

clothed to the on-side, climbing into the wide line, and they take the single again

19.2
2
Ellis to Wood, 2 runs

very full, bashed hard to the on-side, the instant call is "two" and two it is, Hartley beats the shy home

19.1
1
Ellis to Hartley, 1 run

yorker, right on the money, Hartley does the needful and jabs the single to get Wood back on strike

end of over 1912 runs • 1 wicket
LANCS: 142/7CRR: 7.47 RRR: 11.00 • Need 11 from 6b
Luke Wood6 (3b 1x4)
Chris Wood 4-0-38-1
James Fuller 3-0-19-2
18.6
W
Wood to Wells, OUT

wide full toss, slapped to the off side... and a direct hit from Vince at the non-striker's end! Incredible! He's six inches short! A new man will be on strike, with 11 runs to win!

Luke Wells run out (Vince) 27 (24b 2x4 1x6 45m) SR: 112.5
18.5
1
Wood to Wood, 1 run

length delivery, outside off, pressed to cover for the single

18.4
1
Wood to Wells, 1 run

huge hack, miles in the air! Short third rushes in, and doesn't get close!

18.3
4
Wood to Wells, FOUR runs

hammered through wide long-on! Whiteley dives valiantly, gets a goalkeeper's fingertip to it, and Lanky the Giraffe is ecstatic

18.2
6
Wood to Wells, SIX runs

he's picked this one up! Round the wicket again, too tight to the body this time, and that's a massive heave off the legs, picking the slower ball and dumping it over the ropes!

18.1
Wood to Wells, no run

round the wicket, slashed into the covers, sharp pick-up and no run!

Right, who's got the stones? Here's Wood

end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
LANCS: 130/6CRR: 7.22 RRR: 11.50 • Need 23 from 12b
Luke Wells16 (19b 1x4)
Luke Wood5 (2b 1x4)
James Fuller 3-0-19-2
Nathan Ellis 3-0-15-0
17.6
1
Fuller to Wells, 1 run

strides down the pitch, hacks the back-of-a-length ball out to deep midwicket. Could have been two with the fumble but they turn it down...

17.5
Fuller to Wells, no run

huge wipe to the leg side, Fuller just ghosts that through to the keeper, outside off

17.4
1
Fuller to Wood, 1 run

steps across the stumps, on the full length, clipped to mid-on

17.3
4
Fuller to Wood, FOUR runs

width, too full, glided through third man! Priceless runs!

17.2
W
Fuller to Lamb, OUT

backs away, aims for the slap over cover, but holes out to Vince at mid-off! Now this is Hampshire's game to lose! That was swirling, a tough take for Vince, as the rate climbs close to two a ball!

Danny Lamb c Vince b Fuller 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 9m) SR: 28.57
17.1
1
Fuller to Wells, 1 run

swung leg-side, picked up from outside off, just the single to square leg

Fuller continues, obviously

end of over 173 runs
LANCS: 123/5CRR: 7.23 RRR: 10.00 • Need 30 from 18b
Danny Lamb2 (6b)
Luke Wells14 (16b 1x4)
Nathan Ellis 3-0-15-0
James Fuller 2-0-12-1

And lo, the rate is up to ten!

16.6
Ellis to Lamb, no run

swing and a miss on the quicker yorker, and now the crowd are starting to believe!

Match details
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossHampshire, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022
Player Of The Match
Hampshire
Ben McDermott
Series resultHampshire won the 2022 Vitality Blast
Match days16 July 2022 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
England
David Millns
England
Graham Lloyd
TV Umpire
England
Paul Baldwin
Reserve Umpire
England
Neil Mallender
Match Referee
England
Dean Cosker
Win Probability
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Vitality Blast
North Group
TEAMMWLPTNRR
BEARS1495181.210
LANCS1484180.432
DERBS1495180.054
YORKS1476150.726
NOTTS1476150.058
LEICS1486140.058
NHNTS146614-0.040
DURH143107-0.642
WORCS142115-1.807
South Group
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SURR14103210.630
SOM14104200.630
ESSEX1494190.881
HANTS1495180.198
GLOUC1466140.022
GLAM145712-0.154
SUSS144108-0.391
MIDDX144108-0.981
KENT143116-0.670