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Lancashire Lightning advance to quarter-finals with Roses win

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Lancashire Lightning advance to quarter-finals with Roses win

Luke Wood celebrates Lancashire Lightning's win

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Lancashire Lightning 131/6 beat Yorkshire Vikings 128/7 by 4 wickets


A career-best T20 performance with the ball by Luke Wood, taking 4/20 including two wickets in his first over, set the tone for the rest of the match, as Lancashire Lighting clinched victory and a place in the quarter-finals. Wood's disciplined showing was backed up well by his fellow Lancashire bowlers, who gave little away ot the Yorkshire Viking batsmen.


The tempo was set early on when skipper Dane Vilas took a stunning grab down the leg side, off the first ball of the third over, to remove Yorkshire's dangerous opener Adam Lyth.


But Lancashire didn't get it all their own way. Despite a rapid start thanks to Finn Allen and Keaton Jennings, a collapse of five wickets for 27 runs had Yorkshire very much back in the game. Joe Root rotated his spin bowlers, restricting the hosts and dislodging their middle order.


Steven Croft (26*) and Luke Wells (30) settled the chase for Lancashire though, ticking the runs over without taking too many risks. But the biggest moment came down to a possible run out situation, when Croft slipped while running and went down injured. Joe Root choose not to run him out in a moment of sportsmanship, but after a lengthy delay, the spinning all-rounder was back up and able to help see his side home.

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