Lancashire and Yorkshire tied the Vitality Blast Roses match at Emirates at Old Trafford; Harry Brook trapped lbw from the last ball of the game after scoring 72, his 10th over fifty in 11 innings in any format so far this season

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A look at some of the best shots from Yorkshire Vikings batsman Harry Brook’s 72-run performance on Friday

A look at some of the best shots from Yorkshire Vikings batsman Harry Brook’s 72-run performance on Friday

Yorkshire new English boy Harry Brook continued his power hitting form with 72 from 48 deliveries – before being pinned lbw the last ball of the match as Vitality Blast Roses clash with Lancashire ended in a thrilling tie at Emirates Old Trafford.

Brook – in England’s Test squad for next week’s series opener against New Zealand – is averaging 140 in the County Championship so far this season with three hundred and five fifty in nine innings.

He now has successive half-centuries in his first two matches in the T20 competition.

It fell to the wire in the Roses game between Lancashire and Yorkshire as the game was tied with the last ball!

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It fell to the wire in the Roses game between Lancashire and Yorkshire as the game was tied with the last ball!

It fell to the wire in the Roses game between Lancashire and Yorkshire as the game was tied with the last ball!

The 23-year-old appeared to have his side on course for victory over Lancashire as he shared a 115-run fourth wicket with Tom Kohler-Cadmore (67), playing just his second game of the summer after suffering a concussion. while playing in the Pakistan Super League in February.

But Lancashire fast bowler Richard Gleeson trapped in-form Brook, who hit three sixes and as many fours, within weight of the final ball as the Vikings finished 183-5 in response to Lancashire’s 183-7.

Gleeson had defended 13 of the last game and sealed a third tie in Roses T20 history.

Lancashire's Liam Livingstone smashed a massive six over Emirates Old Trafford in the Roses game

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Lancashire’s Liam Livingstone smashed a massive six over Emirates Old Trafford in the Roses game

Lancashire’s Liam Livingstone smashed a massive six over Emirates Old Trafford in the Roses game

Lancashire’s tally was bolstered by Phil Salt’s 59 from 41 balls, while Liam Livingstone made it 23 from 16, during which he hit a six over Matthew Revis out of the ground.

Yorkshire were down to 56-3 in response after losing Adam Lyth (21), Dawid Malan (5) and Joe Root (3) and although Brook and Kohler-Cadmore rallied the game ended after a chaotic finale. which included a Shadab Khan limit and a waist-high no-ball.

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James Bracey recorded a career-best score as Gloucestershire beat Sussex by 41 points to kick off their Vitality Blast campaign in Bristol.

Winless in any of their previous seven matches in all formats this season, Gloucestershire were beholden to their England international, who lifted 70 from 45 balls to help the home side reach 193 for seven after being placed.

Steven Finn was exceptional with the ball for the Sharks, returning figures of two for 15 from four overs, but Ryan Higgins took 39 steps from 22 balls and Glenn Phillips contributed a useful 27 as Gloucestershire found acceleration after a slow start to their innings.

Mohammad Rizwan had the top score with 58, while Luke Wright and Josh Philippe contributed 25 and 35 respectively as Sussex remained in the chase. But the chase was derailed after Rizwan fell in the 16th, six wickets then falling for the added 24 runs in 4.4 overs as the visitors lost.

Ollie Pope scored 62 from 46 as Surrey began their Vitality Blast campaign in thrilling style, beating Glamorgan by four wickets with a ball to spare in front of a crowd of 16,000 at the Kia Oval.

Pope was joined by Sam Curran in a fourth-wicket stand of 62 and Surrey headed home 174 for six despite a late flurry of wickets as Michael Hogan nearly pulled the game out of the hat for the visitors.

Luke Hollman and Toby Roland-Jones beat Middlesex to two wins from two in the Vitality Blast with a 10-point victory over Hampshire.

Leg thrower Hollman claimed three for 34 – including two in an over – while fast bowler Roland-Jones returned two for 19 and defended 14 against the final.

Max Holden, John Simpson and career-best maker Jack Davies all scored in the 40s before Middlesex defended 163 with relative ease and handed them their first T20 win at the Ageas Bowl since 2016.

Half a century of Joe Clarke and 47 of Tom Moores saw Nottinghamshire kick off their Vitality Blast campaign with a narrow four-wicket win over Worcestershire at Trent Bridge.

Seamer Luke Fletcher took five career wickets for 33 runs as the Rapids were limited to 164 for nine in their 20 overs, before Clarke hit 52 of 34 and Moores hit three sixes in his 31-ball assault before that Calvin Harrison hits the winning boundary with only two balls to spare.

Chris Lynn put Durham to the sword with a brutal display of power as Northamptonshire won by 31 points in the Vitality Blast.

In his first home game for the Steelbacks in the competition, Lynn instantly liked Wantage Road as he shot 83 on just 46 balls. He sent three deliveries over the deep midwicket into Wellingborough Road, while another fresh ball was needed when he hit Liam Trevaskis on the roof of the Turner Stand.

Enthusing a large crowd in glorious sunshine, the Aussie dotted the boundary boards all around the floor, displaying deft stroke play and excellent placement. In total, he hit Durham’s attack for eight sixes and four fours.

Birmingham Bears survived a late push from Derbyshire to win a thrilling Vitality Blast North Group game in Derby by three points.

The Bears looked on course for a convincing victory when Adam Hose scored 55 of 31 balls and Chris Benjamin an unbeaten 43 of 18, including five sixes, as the fifth-wicket pair plundered 98 of 42 balls.

The Bears went 89 over the final five overs to reach 200 for the second straight night, but the Falcons fought back and came close to making what would have been their biggest T20 chase.

Brooke Guest’s 54-on-34 nearly swung the game into a dramatic finale, but Craig Miles kept his cool as the Falcons finished on 197 for eight.

Essex secured a four-wicket Vitality Blast win over Kent with two balls to spare in a tense Canterbury derby.

Paul Walter scored the farthest with an unbeaten 47 as the visitors closed on 188 for six in response to Kent’s 184 for four, hitting the winners with two balls remaining.

Will Buttleman was the Eagles’ second top scorer with 37, while Fred Klaassen took two for 35 and was the only bowler to take more than one wicket in the game.

Sam Billings was Kent’s top scorer with 48 not knocked out while Zak Crawley had 40, while Matt Critchley had Essex’s best bowling numbers with one for 16.

Watch more Vitality Blast action live on Sky Sports Cricket on Saturday as Leicestershire Foxes host Derbyshire Falcons. Coverage begins at 2:15 p.m.

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