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    Vitality Blast: Stirling fires Middlesex to victory

    Paul Stirling was sublime with bat and ball as Middlesex claimed London bragging rights, while Ben Stokes was in the runs...

    On the second day of Blast 18, it was all about London bragging rights while England's Ben Stokes almost reached a century.

    SCORECARD: Middlesex beat Surrey by 3 wickets
    SCORECARD: Yorkshire Vikings beat Durham Jets by 44 runs
    SCORECARD: Worcestershire Rapids beat Lancashire Lightning by 5 wickets

    BRAVO, DWAYNE

    The short-form king is in the house. Dwayne Bravo returned to the Vitality Blast stage against former side Surrey, and was drinking in his new surroundings after telling us Lord's was one of his favourite grounds in the world. But with everyone in this country delirious at the prospect of football coming home, he might have an issue in dressing room after admitting he would rather Brazil win the World Cup. Tough sell, Dwayne...

    LYTH-SAVER

    Yorkshire Vikings' Adam Lyth hit a T20 domestic record 161 runs for his side in 2017, and he was in similar mood on Thursday as he smacked 92 off 54 balls in their win over Durham Jets, hitting nine fours and three sixes. And there was even praise from a former England football goalkeeper...

    BEN STOKED

    England big-hitter Ben Stokes was in the runs for Durham Jets, despite being on the losing side. He led the charge to chase Yorkshire Vikings' haul of 200 and despite not being able to propel the Jets to that total, he still struck 90*, with eight fours and five sixes.

    QUIT THE DAY JOB

    Take a look at this superb catch from a crowd member at Lord's off Rikki Clarke's magnificent maximum. Dressed in a smart shirt and suave sunglasses, you would've probably bet against him clinging on to the catch, but he grabbed his moment in the spotlight...

    STIRLING WORK

    Middlesex opener Paul Stirling made light work of Surrey's impressive batch of bowlers including Morne Morkel, Rikki Clarke and Sam Curran. The Irishman also bagged three wickets, but his explosiveness with the bat wowed the capacity crowd -  big time.

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    Highlights | Middlesex win the London derby

    A full house at Lord's enjoyed a hard-fought victory for Middlesex in the Vitality Blast

     

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