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Jim Troughton

Jim Troughton was just one run short of a half-century when rain brought Warwickshire's match against Yorkshire to a premature halt

Warwickshire are still waiting to record their first home win in the Friends Life t20 after their match against Yorkshire at Edgbaston was abandoned due to rain.

The hosts had moved on to 138 for five from 18 overs when the umpires, who had kept the players on in steady rain, finally admitted defeat.

The match was abandoned 90 minutes later, leaving Warwickshire skipper Jim Troughton stranded on 49 not out.

Tim Bresnan made his comeback for Yorkshire after six weeks out with a torn right calf muscle and the England seamer struck Neil Carter on the helmet with his first delivery.

By that stage, Warwickshire were already one wicket down, with Jonathan Trott having been run out for one off the second ball of the match following a mix-up with Carter.

A 52-run stand between Carter and Will Porterfield steadied the ship before the former was bowled middle stump driving at off-spinner Azeem Rafiq, who then held a superb catch at deep square leg off Richard Pyrah to snare Porterfield.

Darren Maddy was bowled giving himself room against Ajmal Shahzad and Rikki Clarke also failed to reach double figures before becoming Pyrah’s second victim, but Warwickshire were sustained by Troughton, whose 30-ball innings represented his best in the competition this season.

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