Yorkshire and Lancashire play out tied match in Friends Life t20 at Headingley
Yorkshire and Lancashire played out an entertaining tie in their Roses battle at Headingley in the Friends Life t20.
Last Updated: 05/07/13 10:17pm
Phil Jaques starred for the hosts as he scored 66 not out in Yorkshire's 152-6, a score which Lancashire dramatically matched as they made 152-5 after a thrilling final over.
The first ever tie in a Roses T20 game was played out at a packed Headingley but it did little for the home side's hopes in the tournament as they are still bottom of the group without a win in three games.
Yorkshire looked to be a few runs short after their innings despite the best efforts of Jaques, who smacked his unbeaten 66 from 57 balls with six fours and one six.
Nobody else could offer any significant support to his efforts as wickets tumbled regularly and Yorkshire had to settle for setting 153 as a victory target.
It certainly looked a good few runs short after Lancashire went along at close to ten an over in the first five overs - losing just the wicket of Stephen Moore for 12.
Tom Smith made 35 but when he went to Richard Pyrah it sparked a major speed bump for the visitors as Pyrah also removed Karl Brown for 25 and Simon Katich for 18.
Steven Croft made an unbeaten 42 and he and Kabir Ali were faced with needing ten from the last over bowled by Ryan Sidebottom, but the former England man produced a fine over and, needing three from the last ball they could only muster two.
That led to a tie and both sides will feel they could have won at one stage of the match.
"At half time we thought we were below par and after the power play we would have taken a tie after the way they had started, but with that final over and them needing ten we fancied the chance of getting the win," said Yorkshire skipper Andrew Gale.
"It was a fantastic atmosphere, you couldn't hear yourself think at times and the Western Terrace was bouncing, it's just a pity we couldn't get over the line for them."