Hampshire collected their first Vitality Blast crown in a decade after edging out Lancashire within the closing in a low-scoring thriller that went right down to the final ball at Edgbaston.
Whereas Matt Parkinson claimed 4 for 26 having been launched from England responsibility to characteristic at Finals Day, Ben McDermott’s 62 off 36 balls proved extra important as Hampshire obtained to 152 for eight.
Lancashire grew to become the primary crew to chase down a 200-plus complete at Finals Day in overcoming Yorkshire of their semi however they have been overwhelmed by a solitary run on a sporting pitch following a rare finale.
With 4 required from the final ball, Nathan Ellis’ yorker cannoned into Richard Gleeson’s stumps however as fireworks crammed the night time sky, replays confirmed the Australia fast had remarkably overstepped.
Ellis shortly regained his composure following the no-ball as Gleeson swung at recent air with the free hit earlier than scurrying via for a single, finally of no consequence as Hampshire claimed their third title, equalling Leicestershire’s document for probably the most home T20 titles in England.
They’d earlier ended a luckless run in semi-finals, overcoming Somerset by 37 runs, following 5 successive defeats over the past 10 years they usually went all the best way right here courtesy of McDermott’s counter-attacking innings and a disciplined bowling efficiency within the closing.
Lancashire appeared to be in management on 72 for one within the eighth over however spin twins Liam Dawson and Mason Crane stifled the run-rate earlier than the Pink Rose finally subsided, rendering their very own wonderful bowling show a mere footnote after they have been requested to subject first within the Saturday gloam.
Gleeson had leaked 54 runs towards Yorkshire seven days after starring on his England debut right here, however he made a telling breakthrough within the showpiece by finding the off-stump of James Vince, the event’s main run-scorer, whereas Tom Prest was cramped for room on the pull off Luke Wooden.
From 15 for 2, McDermott eased the constructing stress with two front-foot fours off Gleeson earlier than swinging handsomely via the road as first Wooden then Danny Lamb have been carted for six.
Nevertheless, wickets continued to fall round him as Parkinson knocked over Joe Weatherley on the sweep then Dawson, who lofted to extensive long-off.
At 69 for 4 at midway, McDermott had seen sufficient and went onerous in Liam Wells’ solely over, taking 21 together with a slog sweep for six and a drive over long-off both aspect of reaching a 32-ball fifty.
However his lone stand ended as Parkinson obtained a touch of drift bamboozling McDermott, bowled via the gate.
Ellis then picked out Tim David at deep midwicket to offer Parkinson his fourth though there have been cameos from Ross Whiteley (22) and Chris Wooden (20 not out), which gave Hampshire hope.
Phil Salt clattered 36 off 15 balls earlier within the day and once more bristled with intent, pulling for 4 then clearing deep midwicket on a free hit after Wooden had overstepped.
However Wooden had his revenge as Salt spliced one other pull and was caught within the deep in an eventful first over of the chase that yielded 13.
Steven Croft collected 4 successive fours off Brad Wheal as Lancashire raced to 60 for one from the powerplay however the introduction of spin halted their progress.
Dawson, particularly, was wonderful and had Croft caught down the leg-side by a juggling McDermott for 36 earlier than Dane Vilas chipped to cowl.
Whereas sluggish left-armer Dawson and leg-spinner Crane conceded one boundary apiece, the quicks stored the stress on after they returned.
With the stress growing David, Lancashire’s finisher with 405 runs at a strike-rate of 174.56 this 12 months, was trapped plumb in entrance by James Fuller.
Wells, whose determination to overview an lbw verdict off Crane was vindicated as expertise confirmed a googly was turning an excessive amount of, heaved Wooden for six then drove for 4.
However Wells was then run out for 27 after making an attempt a scampered single, with Vince flattening the stumps to depart 11 required from six balls.
Luke Wooden was run out because the equation got here down to 6 to tie – Lancashire would have gained if the scores had been stage due to a superior powerplay rating – however whereas Gleeson scrambled a pair, he couldn’t lay a bat on the no-ball or the final respectable supply because the Pink Rose completed on 151 for eight.