Review of Tuesday's action in the Vitality Blast

Last Updated August 01 2018, 08:04Cricket
Kane Williamson - crucial innings for Yorkshire
Kane Williamson - crucial innings for Yorkshire

A review of Tuesday's action in the Vitality Blast where Kane Williamson led Yorkshire to a comfortable victory.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson hit a superb 77, showing why he was this season's leading run-scorer in the Indian Premier League, as Yorkshire beat Leicestershire to get their Vitality Blast campaign back on track.

The Vikings had lost their last two matches to Derbyshire but they impressed with bat and ball at Headingley, securing their fifth victory from nine North Group matches by the comfortable margin of 60 runs.

The Foxes' chase was ruined as they slipped to 49 for five inside six overs as David Willey and Jack Brooks excelled with the new ball. They finished on 127 for nine, with number nine Callum Parkinson's unbeaten 27 the top score.

Willey claimed two wickets for 20 runs and Brooks three for 23 from their respective four overs in a ruthless all-round display.

Yorkshire are now back into the top four on 10 points alongside Lancashire, Worcestershire and Durham - but the Vikings are the only team to have played nine matches.

Glamorgan revived their hopes of reaching the knockout stages after chasing down 195 with six balls to spare to beat Surrey by four wickets at the Kia Oval.

They lost openers Aneurin Donald and Usman Khawaja with only 15 runs on the board, but Colin Meschede's 43 off 19 balls got them back on track before Kiran Carlson and Graham Wagg provided further acceleration in a fifth-wicket stand worth 59 from 31 deliveries.

Carlson hit five fours and four sixes in 58 from 32 deliveries and although he drove Rikki Clarke's slower ball to mid-off in the 15th over, he left his side needing 39 from five overs. Wagg made sure there were no further alarms, finishing unbeaten on 46 from 26 balls having earlier bowled four accurate overs at a cost of just 21 runs.

Victory continued Glamorgan's outstanding T20 record at the Oval. It was their sixth win in seven visits and made even better by the absence of captain Colin Ingram, who was ill, and Australian Joe Burns through injury.

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