RESULT
1st Semi-Final, Birmingham, July 16, 2022, Vitality Blast
(18.4/20 ov, T:205) 208/4

Lancashire won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

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Comms: Ekanth and Sudarshanan
Scorecard summary
Yorkshire 204/7(20 overs)
Lancashire 208/4(18.4 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
Jordan ThompsonYORKS79.9350(18)65.0885.110/39-- 5.18
Keaton JenningsLANCS69.0275(51)79.7569.02--0
Phil SaltLANCS65.8736(15)49.5965.87--0
Luke WellsLANCS63.181(1)10.212/323.1862.98
Dane VilasLANCS57.5563(36)66.957.55--0

2:15pm Over to the second semi-final then, where the action gets underway inside 15 minutes. Ekanth is already there. See you there!

Keaton Jennings, player of the match: "A finals day is a massive occasions. Really thankful to get to the final. We are in the final, we are here to play good cricket and entertain."

Dane Vilas, Lancashire captain: "Oh my gosh! I wasn't expecting that but it is a good game. When you get off to a good start like that, it allows you to bat through with the opposition on the back foot. The aim was to bring the required rate down. Not too worried about whoever we play."

Harry Brook, Yorkshire captain: "We had a really good effort to get over 200. We had a bit of a stumble before Thommo got us over. Their spinners bowled very well. Our spinners bowled well too. It looked like a tough wicket to get boundaries off spin. Wickets were key at the start. If we would have got two or three, it might have been a different story."

Aditya: "Strike rates of 240, 147, 280, 175 and 166! Talk about a perfect run chase"

Meanwhile, Hampshire have won the toss and opted to bat in the second semi-final. You can hop over as Ekanth is up there with the updates.

Afeef: "Salt's early assault set the tone for the chase"

2:02pm Highest successful chase in a finals day! This has been some show of batting muscle from Lancashire. Salt set the tone early with his blitz of 15-ball 36. Croft showed his skills a bit before Jennings took centrestage. His 112-run stand with Vilas all but sealed it for Lancashire, with Vilas staying unbeaten to finish the cruise. A thumping win to seal a spot in the title-clash then! Presentations in a bit.

18.4
6
Revis to Vilas, SIX runs

Short and wide, Vilas stands tall and punches it high and long over deep cover to take the Roses battle home by 6 wickets and for Lancashire's fourth appearance in the Blast final!

18.3
Revis to Vilas, no run

Slow full toss outside off, mistimed to cover.

18.2
1
Revis to Wells, 1 run

Dropped! And they cross for one. Full toss hit straight back to the bowler, who cannot hold on. Parries it towards mid-on.

Luke Wells then.

18.1
W
Revis to David, OUT

Oh, my, word! Would you believe it? A juicy full toss has been swiped straight to deep backward square leg. But hold on... they are checking for the height but it is well dipping. End of David's stay in the middle. Anticlimax!

Tim David c Malan b Revis 10 (6b 2x4 0x6 13m) SR: 166.66

Just four runs to win and it will be Revis to David.

end of over 1814 runs
LANCS: 201/3CRR: 11.16 RRR: 2.00 • Need 4 from 12b
Dane Vilas57 (34b 6x4 1x6)
Tim David10 (5b 2x4)
Jordan Thompson 3-0-39-0
Dominic Drakes 4-0-39-2
17.6
4
Thompson to Vilas, FOUR runs

Short and outside off, Vilas ramps it and beats deep third to his left.

Deep third in place, mid-on comes inside the ring. Thompson wants the ball changed but the umpire doesn't think so.

17.5
1
Thompson to David, 1 run

Back of a length on off and middle, hurries David, who looks to fend. Gets it off the inside edge to the off side for one.

17.4
4
Thompson to David, FOUR runs

Slow and full outside off is not the way to bowl with the field set for the short ball. David thrashes it through backward point for four.

17.3
4
Thompson to David, FOUR runs

Short and just outside off, David swaps away and whacks it over backward point for four.

17.2
1
Thompson to Vilas, 1 run

On a length on middle, makes room to slap it through cover for one.

17.1
Thompson to Vilas, no run

Full and outside off, Vilas gets down to slog but misses. Wasn't too far from off.

Thompson to bowl one of his two remaining overs.

end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
LANCS: 187/3CRR: 11.00 RRR: 6.00 • Need 18 from 18b
Dane Vilas52 (31b 5x4 1x6)
Tim David1 (2b)
Dominic Drakes 4-0-39-2
Adam Lyth 1-0-15-0
16.6
1
Drakes to Vilas, 1 run

Misses the shy at the bowler's end! Slower full ball, hit straight to mid-off and Vilas sets off. Makes it after a dive. Perhaps he crashed with the bowler as well but both are okay to carry on.

A short check, David is standing calmly. The physio checks for crack on the helmet. All's well and the game resumes.

16.5
1lb
Drakes to David, 1 leg bye

Hits him on his helmet! David is hurried into the pull again and cops a blow to the grille. Crosses over to the other end and there will be a concussion test now.

Duncan Ward : "Serious question: is the mascot race after the first semi final or the second one?" After this match. Who's got your vote?

16.4
1
Drakes to Vilas, 1 run

Length ball angling away, steered to deep third for a single.

16.3
2
Drakes to Vilas, 2 runs

Full and outside off, driven through extra cover for a brace that brings up Vilas' half-century! The skipper's doing it for Lancs.

Peter Morley: "I think you get an assist for that wicket Sudarshanan7." Wish I had a stats page here!

16.2
1
Drakes to David, 1 run

Length ball around middle, hurried David with the pull towards wide mid-on for one.

The dangerman has just entered the arena - Tim David.

Afeef: "Jennings can get his ton if he goes Six, Six, Six, Four, Six" Hahaha!

16.1
W
Drakes to Jennings, OUT

Straight up in the air and Jennings is out of Edgbaston for now! Fuller length slower delivery, Jennings looks to downtown. Only manages to spew it to Brook at long-off. Raises his bat as he walks back.

Keaton Jennings c Brook b Drakes 75 (51b 9x4 1x6 68m) SR: 147.05

24 off 24 as Drakes runs in from over the stumps. Will Jennings get a hundred? Have your say.

end of over 1617 runs
LANCS: 181/2CRR: 11.31 RRR: 6.00 • Need 24 from 24b
Dane Vilas48 (28b 5x4 1x6)
Keaton Jennings75 (50b 9x4 1x6)
Adam Lyth 1-0-15-0
Dominic Drakes 3-0-34-1
15.6
4
Lyth to Vilas, FOUR runs

Innovative, effective! Very full on middle, scoops it over the wicketkeeper's head to take 17 off it.

15.5
6
Lyth to Vilas, SIX runs

Vilas has made enough contact there. Floated full around leg, plays the slog sweep and the breeze helps tip it over the cushions,

15.4
1lb
Lyth to Jennings, 1 leg bye

Floated full and follows Jennings as he backs away. Misses the heave and gets it off the back though for a leg bye.

15.3
1
Lyth to Vilas, 1 run

Hits it straight down Brook's throat at deep midwicket but gets one. Lyth is filthy with himself.

Lyth has overstepped and Vilas with a free hit.

Match details
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossYorkshire, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022
Series resultLancashire advanced
Match days16 July 2022 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
England
David Millns
England
Neil Mallender
TV Umpire
England
Paul Baldwin
Reserve Umpire
England
Graham Lloyd
Match Referee
England
Dean Cosker
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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