Bresnan's best inspires Yorkshire victory - T20 highlights & round-up

From BBC - August 11, 2017

Tim Bresnan produced his best T20 Blast figures of 6-19 as Yorkshire Vikings beat Lancashire Lightning by 19 runs to boost their quarter-final hopes.

North group leaders Notts Outlaws strengthened their own bid to reach the last eight by beating Birmingham Bears.

And in-form Hampshire moved top of the South Group with a six-wicket win at Kent Spitfires, with 16 balls to spare.

Friday also saw wins for Leicestershire Foxes, Sussex Sharks, Durham Jets and Essex Eagles, who saw off Middlesex.

Bresnan's bowling figures were the competition's best so far in 2017, as well as his own career-best in a T20 fixture.

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For Yorkshire, Adam Lyth's 50 from 29 balls set them on the way towards 182-7 from their 20 overs, as leg-spinner Matthew Parkinson (4-23) impressed for Lancashire.

Then Bresnan caused havoc at both the start and end of the visitors' reply, with four wickets in the final over of the game - three to the former England paceman, who also ran out Stephen Parry for a duck.

With Jos Buttler caught and bowled by Steven Patterson for 23, Lancashire fell well short of their required target despite captain Steven Croft's 62 and they were all out for 163.

Another highlight for the hosts saw Jack Leaning take a sublime catch by the boundary to remove Arron Lilley for 12.

Victory saw Yorkshire end a three-match losing streak and move up to third in the North Group, while Lancashire are sixth and need to win both of their final games to stand any chance of progressing.

Hales and Jennings misfire

Durham won by 13 runs at home to Worcestershire Rapids, only their third victory in the North Group so far, despite England Test discard Keaton Jennings falling for four to 19-year-old seamer George Scrimshaw after facing only 10 balls.

It was Scrimshaw's first senior wicket, but Tom Latham's 62 from 40 balls - including two sixes - set the hosts on their way to a score of 165-5.

In the field, Jennings took 2-21 with his medium pace as the Rapids were restricted to 152-5 in reply.

Hampshire go top


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