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Smith sees Lancashire to easy win

Tom Smith hit an unbeaten 42 as Lancashire Lightning beat the Scottish Saltires by seven wickets in a rain-hit Yorkshire Bank 40 contest at Glasgow.

The visitors reached their target of 125 in the 24th over with 28 balls to spare.

Scotland had posted 145 before being bowled out with two deliveries left of their scheduled 36 overs.

Rain delayed the start and the first break came with Scotland on 20 for none after four overs. The hosts had not added to their total before another shower delayed matters five balls later.

The interruptions had a negative impact on Freddie Coleman, who was bowled by Kabir Ali for eight when the teams returned.

Hamish Gardiner was soon ousted by Glen Chapple for 12 but Richie Berrington and Preston Mommsen, with 35 and 31 not out respectively, steadied the home side before Calvin Burnett hit 25 from 17 balls.

Burnett's impressive cameo featured five boundaries, including three fours in succession, before Kabir rearranged his stumps to grab a third wicket.

After another rain delay early in Lancashire's innings, Burnett grabbed the first wicket for Scotland as Gordon Goudie caught Stephen Moore's drive to short cover with the batsman on 18.

But Moore's fellow opener, Smith, shepherded the chase impressively, while Ashwell Prince chipped in with 36 as Lancashire ultimately eased home.

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