The Blackpool Gazette – Lancashire Lightning beat Leicestershire Foxes by eight wickets to notch a fourth straight win to go top of the North Division of the Vitality T20 Blast at Grace Road last night.

Summary

  • Lancashire Lightning beat Leicestershire Foxes by eight wickets to notch a fourth straight win to go top of the North Division of the Vitality T20 Blast at Grace Road last night.
  • Skipper Liam Livingstone, who made an explosive 100 off 51 balls in Lightning’s nine-wicket win at Derbyshire earlier in the competition, starred with the ball this time, claiming 4-17 from his four overs of off-spin.
  • Livingstone then smashed the first three balls he faced for four off Pakistan strike bowler Mohammad Abbas on the way to 28 off 11 deliveries to give his side a flying start in pursuit of their target.
  • After closing the PowerPlay on 68-1 Lightning lost Arron Lilley for a 12-ball 19 when Matt Parkinson’s twin brother Callum came into the Foxes attack but the league leaders never looked in any danger of falling short of their 
target.
  • Livingstone said: “It was a good night for us.


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