|Vitality Blast, Emirates Previous Trafford|
|Lancashire Lightning 208-4 (20 overs): Mitchell 85*, Wells 38; Patel 2-41|
|Notts Outlaws 186-5 (20 overs): Munro 60, Moores 41*, Montgomery 41; Wooden 2-29|
|Lancashire received by 22 runs|
Lancashire Lightning eased to a 3rd T20 Blast win as they beat Notts Outlaws by 22 runs at Previous Trafford.
Daryl Mitchell survived a dropped catch on seven to smash 85 not out off 41 balls as Lightning racked up 208-4.
Luke Wooden (2-29) cleaned up Alex Hales for a second-ball duck after which eliminated fellow dangerman Joe Clarke (2) as Notts slid to 8-2.
Colin Munro smashed a fast 60 and Tom Moores added an unbeaten 41, however Notts had been restricted to 186-5.
The win took Lancashire two factors clear on the prime of the North Group and prolonged their formidable unbeaten T20 file at Previous Trafford to 16 matches, stretching again to September 2020.
Lightning, who may have the returning Jos Buttler out there on Thursday, raced to 49-0 after 4 overs due to Luke Wells (38) and Phil Salt (34) earlier than Notts stemmed the stream to 87-3 at midway.
The pivotal second got here within the eleventh over when Conor McKerr allowed Mitchell’s miscue off Steven Mullaney to burst by way of his arms on the long-on boundary.
Mitchell eased to his fifty off 26 balls, and although Liam Livingstone’s first Blast knock of the summer time was ended by Shaheen Afridi for 32, the New Zealand worldwide then took the Pakistan paceman for 3 late sixes because the hosts piled up their highest-ever rating in opposition to the Outlaws.
Alex Hales fell to a shocking in-swinging yorker, which uprooted his off-stump, from Notts previous boy Wooden earlier than Clarke, who smashed 68 within the Outlaws win over Derbyshire 24 hours earlier, fell in Wooden’s subsequent over.
In an awesome night time for Kiwi batters, Munro hit 5 sixes in a 29-ball cameo of 60, whereas Matt Montgomery (41) regarded set for back-to-back fifties till he was run out by Mitchell.
Tom Moores additionally hit a breezy unbeaten 41, however the required charge proved too steep as two-time winners Notts fell to their first defeat of the marketing campaign.