Derbyshire produce stunning heist over Yorkshire in rain-reduced T20 game
Derbyshire produce a stunning raid over Yorkshire in a T20 game with little rain to boost their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast
- Derbyshire were set at 105 to win 10 overs in a low rain game at Chesterfield
- They need 19 of the last remaining and reach their goal with two balls left
- Leus du Plooy hit the winning six with rain against Yorkshire
Derbyshire bolstered their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast with a stunning raid to beat Yorkshire in a low-rainfall match at Chesterfield.
With 19 of the last six Matthew Waite deliveries at Queen’s Park – after setting up a revised 105 in 10 overs chase – the hosts came home with two balls left and six wickets in hand courtesy of Leus du Plooy.
It rained as the left-hander crashed into the winning six, after Waite leaked a dozen runs from the first three legitimate balls and also threw a wide. Du Plooy went undefeated at 46 when Derbyshire, who reached the final day three years ago, completed the double on a Yorkshire team led by Harry Brook and missed five players due to selections for England.
Shan Masood’s Derbyshire side moved up close to the coveted top four places
The result propelled Shan Masood’s side within a point of the coveted top four places and they retain a game in hand over Yorkshire in fourth.
Earlier this year, Brook, who was crowned by England in Twenty20 cricket earlier this year, kept things together with a 50-ball 77, but his departure led to a run of five wickets for six runs in 11 balls, while the visitors were left out. sent away for 175.
Young Yorkshire sailor Dominic Leech then took three for 13 to gain control of the away side before Du Plooy’s late attack changed the course of the game.
Northamptonshire went to the top of the northern section when their match at the bottom club Worcestershire was washed out without a pitch.