Shan Masood, Wayne Madsen set Derbyshire up for tight five-run win

Derbyshire 188 for 8 (Masood 75, Madsen 70) beat Lancashire 183 for five (Croft 47, David 42*) by 5 runs

George Scrimshaw bowled an excellent last over to provide Derbyshire Falcons a 5 run victory over Lancashire Lightning within the Vitality Blast recreation at Derby.

The quick bowler had gone for 48 from his first three overs however conceded solely 5 off his final because the North Group leaders got here up brief on 183 for five, chasing 189.

Tim David smashed an unbeaten 42 off 23 balls however might solely watch from the opposite finish as Scrimshaw saved the Falcons quarter-final hopes alive.

Shan Masood with 75 from 50 balls and Wayne Madsen, 70 off 30, drove the Falcons to 188 for 8 however Steven Croft’s 47 from 29 balls put the Lightning on track till Scrimshaw had the ultimate phrase.

After the Lightning elected to bowl, the Falcons had been restricted to 44 from the powerplay for the lack of Luis Reece who despatched a return catch to Tom Hartley off the fifth ball of the innings.

The ball crossed the ropes solely 4 instances throughout the first six overs, 4 of these overthrows, and Hayden Kerr’s try to interrupt the shackles two overs later ended within the arms of canopy.

That introduced collectively Madsen and Masood who accelerated with a combination of orthodoxy and improvisation.

Masood lofted Luke Wells down the bottom earlier than Madsen scooped Tom Hartley over the wicketkeeper for 4 after which drove the left-armer to the duvet boundary.

Masood hammered Danny Lamb again over his head for 4 on his technique to his fifth 50 of the competitors, a file for Derbyshire, and Madsen powered to his half-century off solely 23 balls.

He pulled Wells over midwicket for the primary six of the innings as 19 got here from the 14th over and Masood tore into Lamb within the sixteenth, driving and pulling the seamer for 2 sixes earlier than lifting a full toss to mid off.

However Madsen was hanging the ball with energy and precision, taking 18 off 4 balls from Richard Gleeson earlier than he was lbw to the subsequent.

The pair had plundered 64 from 4 overs however the Lightning recovered nicely with Luke Wooden and Gleeson conceding solely 20 from the final three overs.

Even so, it left the Lightning with a troublesome chase and so they misplaced Phil Salt within the third over when he was fantastically caught by Leus du Plooy diving at deep sq. leg.

Wells pulled Mark Watt for 2 sixes within the subsequent over and Croft dispatched Scrimshaw for an additional six with 19 coming off the fifth.

The powerplay ended with the Lightning 64 for 1 and Scrimshaw got here in for extra punishment in his second over with Croft pulling him for six earlier than Wells known as for a brand new bat and promptly struck two fours.

Croft was dropped on 33 at brief tremendous leg off Alex Hughes however du Plooy took one other good catch to take away Wells who pulled the off-spinner to deep midwicket.

The Lightning wanted 91 off 10 overs however the Falcons had been stemming the run stream and Dane Vilas was caught behind chopping Matt McKiernan within the twelfth over.

Croft launched Hughes over lengthy on for six however was brilliantly caught at backward level off Watt within the 14th over.

David responded by pulling and driving McKiernan for 2 sixes and one other six off Scrimshaw left the Lightning needing 33 off 24 balls.

Kerr and Watt conceded solely 10 off the subsequent two overs and though Rob Jones pulled Kerr for 4, the Lightning wanted 11 off six balls.

Scrimshaw delivered when it mattered, trapping Jones lbw along with his fifth ball earlier than Lamb missed a wild swing on the final to finish one other T20 thriller.

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