There were slightly a couple of attention-grabbing performances in England’s home Twenty20 event — the Power Blast 2018. Large names have made an enormous have an effect on with each the bat and ball — the likes of Jofra Archer and Tymal Turbines have taken hat-tricks whilst Ian Bell and Aaron Finch have piled at the runs. On the other hand, on Wednesday little-known Josh Poysden of Birmingham Bears grabbed the limelight by way of handing over arguably the ball of the event that left Lancashire Lightning batsman Steven Croft in entire disbelief.
WHAT A BALL@JoshPoysden14 sends a ripper previous Croft and takes most sensible of off
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— Power Blast (@VitalityBlast) August 15, 2018
Birmingham went directly to check in a relaxed seven-wicket over Lancashire at Edgbaston that saved them seeking a spot within the quarterfinals. The loss did not harm Lancashire’s probabilities of development with the workforce already confident a spot within the final 8.
However Birmingham’s general efficiency would have despatched a message to all their opponents that final yr’s runners-up have no longer given up regardless of their precarious place.
It used to be an entire efficiency from the Bears. Having misplaced the toss and bowling first, Birmingham produced the products with the ball. Olly Hannon-Dalby inflicted maximum harm along with his 4 for 20 instrumental in bowling out Lancashire for a paltry 102.
Leg-break hero Poysden took only one wicket however used to be economical in his four-over spell.
A 68-run partnership between Ian Bell (34) and Ed Pollock (36) made certain there have been no hiccups within the chase for Birmingham as they eased to a seven-wicket with 35 balls to spare.
Birmingham Bears now desire a favour from Northants Steelbacks, who face Yorkshire Vikings on Thursday. If the Steelbacks beat Yorkshire at Wantage Street, the Bears may just nonetheless qualify with victory over Worcestershire Rapids at Edgbaston on Friday.