- Pacer Lockie Ferguson took a hat-trick in T20 Blast
- Yorkshire beat Lancashire by 9 runs
- Ferguson took 3 wickets in the last three balls
New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson, who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League, has wreaked havoc with his bowling in England. Ferguson is currently playing for Yorkshire County Club in the T20 Blast.
The 30-year-old pacer not only completed a hat-trick by taking 3 wickets in the last 3 balls of the match against Lancashire, but also gave his team a 9-run victory. A total of 350 runs were scored in this T20 match.
Lancashire needed 20 runs in the last over to win
In the last over, Lancashire needed 20 runs to win. The start of the 20th and final over of the match from Ferguson was very poor. He spent 11 runs in the first three balls. It also included a no ball. Lancashire now needed 10 runs to win. He was starting to get the aroma of victory when right-arm pacer Ferguson took three wickets in the last three balls to give Yorkshire a spectacular victory.
These 3 batsmen were dismissed on consecutive balls
Ferguson showed the way to the pavilion in the last three balls to Luke Wells, Luke Wood and Tom Hartley. Wells got caught by Adam Lyth in the process of playing big shots. Leith takes a brilliant catch from Wells towards long off. Ferguson bowled Wood on his slower yorker while Hartley was caught by Leith.
Ferguson took 4 wickets for 24 runs
Ferguson took 4 wickets for 24 runs in his 4 overs spell. Harry Brooke, who scored 91 off 50 balls, was adjudged the player of the match. With this win, Yorkshire has moved up to the second position in the points table. Yorkshire will next face Nottinghamshire on 9 July.
Yorkshire scored 180 runs for 4 wickets.
Batting first, Yorkshire scored 180 for 4 with the help of Brooks’ unbeaten 91 and captain Adam Leith’s 52. Chasing the target of 181 runs, the Lancashire team could only manage 171 runs for 8 wickets. For him, Rob Jones scored the highest 61 runs.