Fresh Fit File – Leics vs Lancashire North Staff 2023
Lancashire 105 for two (Croft 46*) beat Leicestershire 99 (Wooden 3-11, Mahmood 3-17) via 8 wickets
Lancashire’s star-studded line-up gave Liam Livingstone the very best begin to his spell as Lightning’s Power Blast captain with a landslide eight-wicket win over Leicestershire at Emirates Previous Trafford.
Livingstone did not bat or bowl on this lunchtime fixture, together with his England white-ball team-mate Wooden environment the tone with two wickets within the 3rd over. He were given openers Sol Budinger and Nick Welch stuck pulling because the ranking fell to 17 for two.
Lancashire have began their bid for what generally is a record-breaking tenth Finals Day look – Hampshire have additionally up to now certified for 9 – via successful two from two initially of the North Staff.
Wooden’s fiery new-ball spell perceived to scramble the minds of Leicestershire’s batters, with 9 of the ten wickets falling to catches of their first sport of the contest. Wiaan Mulder’s 25 was once the one ranking above 20.
When the easier-paced seam of Colin de Grandhomme was once offered within the fourth over, Arron Lilley chipped to midwicket and later Colin Ackermann was once bowled aiming a large heave at a slower ball from the previous New Zealand allrounder – leaving Leicestershire 35 for 4 after seven.
Wickets persisted to fall, 3 in 4 overs, as Leicestershire slipped deeper into bother at 74 for 7 within the 14th. Matthew Parkinson struck together with his 3rd ball within the eleventh when Rishi Patel attempted to wreck the shackles and miscued to Wooden at long-on prior to Mahmood had Mulder stuck at deep midwicket pulling within the subsequent.
Wooden then returned to get Rehan Ahmed stuck at the back of looking to uppercut a brief ball within the 14th over, the England allrounder falling for six.
That caused a combat of the Parkinson twins, Matthew and Callum, the latter making an attempt to retrieve what already seemed a misplaced motive. Callum survived in opposition to his brother, selecting up a few singles off him on methods to 9. However he then fell stuck at the back of off a best edge in opposition to Lancashire’s different New Zealand allrounder Daryl Mitchell.
Because the Foxes fell to 94 for 8 within the 18th over, Parkinson become the fourth batter out making an attempt to tug.
Mahmood then wrapped up the innings – Leicestershire’s fifth-lowest in Blast historical past – with two extra wickets stuck off miscues within the nineteenth over, Pakistan debutant speedy bowler Naseem Shah and Will Davis falling.
South African Mulder took the brand new ball for the Foxes and struck in the second one over when Luke Wells adopted a lot of visiting batters via falling stuck at the pull, leaving Lancashire at 8 for 1.
Croft and Phil Salt then shared 60 inside of six overs for the second one wicket, each hitting sixes. Salt was once then fantastically stuck at backward level via a diving Patel off Ahmed’s legspin for 28, however it was once not anything greater than a consolatory wicket at 68 for two within the 7th.
Mitchell later hit a six off Davis over backward square-leg to seal victory and end 25 no longer out.
Such is the power of the Purple Rose county’s crew, captain Livingstone’s contribution was once restricted to captaincy by myself upon his go back from IPL accountability. And England limited-overs skipper Jos Buttler can be added to the combo in time for subsequent Thursday’s Roses conflict at Headingley.