Leicestershire v Lancashire - Friends Life T20 - North Group - Lancashire win by 11 runs - Live Score and Update
Lancashire 154/6 (20/20 ov) v Leicestershire 143/8 (20.0/20 ov) - Lancashire won by 11 runs
Lancashire beat Leicestershire by 11 runs on Friday, June 15, in their Friends Life T20 - North Group match that was played at Grace Road, Leicester.
Fans finally got to enjoy a sunny day without interruptions from rain as they witnessed competitive cricket from both teams in the T20 fixture.
Leicestershire, who won the toss and chose to field first, got smacked for 154 runs as the bowlers completely failed to contain Lancashire opener SC Moore, who jabbed an impressive innings of 58 runs off 44 deliveries, helping his team amass an intimidating
From Leicestershire, Abdul Razzaq and WA White were the top bowlers with two wickets peace.
Coming out to bat, the side aiming to reach the target in flying colours started the innings tentatively with openers JJ Cobb and RR Sarwan not trying dangerous shots, however, the over protective approach proved fatal as the opening partnership was broken
with only ten runs on the board as Sarwan perished with an innings four runs to his name.
Then with a tally of 27, the side suffered the loss of their second wicket with J du Toit losing his wicket to Yasir Arafat after bolstering a knock of only two runs.
GP Smith then came in the middle to accompany Cobb in a rain chase which was becoming more and more difficult in front of a very offensive bowling attack.
Nonetheless, the stand was short-lived as with 61 runs on the scorecard, the batting side lost the services of Cobb who fell to SD Parry after smashing a knock of 32 runs off 26 deliveries.
A run later disaster struck Smith became Parry’s next victim after playing a knock of 21 runs.
With 73 runs and five wickets down later in the match, things were seemingly heading south for Leicestershire, who needed some stand from the batsmen.
MAG Boyce (26) and Abdul Razzaq (36) were the only batsmen in the middle-order, who showed some teeth against their opposition, however, their efforts could not avert defeat as the side could score only 143 runs for eight wickets in response to the required