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Red Rose hoping to continue momentum

Lancashire Lightning will aim to continue their stunning NatWest T20 Blast campaign against Derbyshire Falcons at Emirates Old Trafford.

The Red Rose have tasted defeat only twice in the competition so far and sit top of the North Group on the back of eight wins.

Despite a quarter-final spot already being secured, Lancashire will be aiming to keep up their momentum.

In stark contrast, Derbyshire will hope to take the opportunity to save face having only managed one success thus far.

While that result was an impressive one - they overhauled a victory target of 190 versus Birmingham Bears - Derbyshire will be hoping to sign off in style with their last two games coming against Lancashire and Worcestershire Rapids.

All eyes will again be on Andrew Flintoff, who has grown with every over during his comeback thus far.

Having claimed 2-36 versus Worcestershire in his first game back following a five-year absence, the all-rounder starred with 3-26 against Leicestershire Foxes.

He managed just a sole run with the bat, however, meaning there is plenty of work ahead with the latter stages of the competition on the horizon.

It will be his bowling that Lancashire will call upon in the latter stages, with tomorrow's game the last of Junaid Khan's successful spell.

* Andrew Flintoff has the third-lowest bowling strike-rate in English domestic Twenty20s, behind Adam Hollioake and Paul Collingwood (minimum 250 balls bowled).

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