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Yorkshire win in quiet outing for controversial Rashid

The spinner claimed one wicket in the Vikings’ victory over Birmingham Bears.

Adil Rashid was out for a golden duck as Yorkshire beat Birmingham Bears by 31 runs on the DLS method in the Vitality Blast.

The spinner’s Test selection by England on Friday sparked criticism led by former England captain Michael Vaughan as he is not contracted by Yorkshire to play red-ball cricket.

Even his own county expressed their surprise by his call-up, leading Rashid to suggest he would consider his future at Headingley.

He was chasing late runs on Friday but went first ball as the Vikings posted 226 for eight.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore smashed 73 off 30 balls for the hosts with Grant Elliott claiming two for 34 for Birmingham.

Rain interrupted their reply after just three balls and the Bears were given a revised target of 208 from 18 overs, but could only reach 176 for four.

Rashid struck with his fourth ball to trap Sam Hain lbw as the Bears reached the 10-over mark at 81 for two but fell short despite Ian Bell and Adam Hose scoring 42 and 43 respectively.

Martin Guptill struck 102 from just 38 balls as Worcestershire demolished Northamptonshire.

The New Zealander reached his ton in 35 balls, one ball outside Andrew Symonds’ record for an English domestic Twenty20 match and the joint-fourth quickest mark ever.

  • 30 - CH Gayle, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune, 2013
  • 32 - RR Pant, Delhi v Himachal Pradesh, 2018
  • 34 - A Symonds, Kent v Middlesex, 2004
  • 35 - LP van der Westhuizen, Namibia v Kenya, 2011
  • 35 - DA Miller, South Africa v Bangladesh, 2017
  • 35 - RG Sharma, India v Sri Lanka, 2017
  • 35 - MJ Guptill, Worcestershire v Northamptonshire, 2018
  • 37 - YK Pathan, Rajasthan v Mumbai, 2010
  • 37 - SB Styris, Sussex v Gloucestershire, 2012
  • 37 - DT Christian, Notts v Northamptonshire, 2018

They chased  down 188 to win by nine wickets with 6.5 overs to spare for a fifth win in the Blast season.

Aaron Finch and Jason Roy smashed Surrey to a nine-wicket win against Somerset with a spectacular opening partnership of 69 in just 3.5 overs.

Finch’s 43 not out from just 21 balls included three sixes and four fours while Roy’s 28 off 11 balls featured two sixes and three fours.

Surrey overhauled Somerset’s 99 for six with ease in a match shortened by bad weather to 10 overs per side.

Gloucestershire beat Glamorgan by 30 runs having hit 196 for six thanks to Michael Klinger’s 77no.

Andrew Tye’s three for 17 helped restrict Glamorgan to 167 for nine as Colin Ingram top-scored with 38.

Notts Outlaws beat Lancashire by 16 runs on DLS.

Lancashire, off the back of five straight victories, had been challenged to score 156 from 15 overs but could only reach 139 for eight.

Notts posted a score of 196 for nine despite losing four wickets inside the opening six overs. Jake Libby (44) and Billy Root (40) rebuilt the innings and, despite Karl Brown’s 49, Lancashire could not respond as Ish Sodhi took two for 17.

Derbyshire beat Leicestershire by six wickets as Billy Godleman hit an unbeaten 57.

Mark Cosgrove plundered 65 for the Foxes at Grace Road as the hosts hit 149 for five but the visitors reached 150 for four with seven balls to spare.

Kent’s clash with Sussex was washed out 11.2 overs into the Spitfires’ innings when they were 99 for two.

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