Home > News >

James Anderson taken apart as Birmingham Bears get to 181 for 5 against Lancashire Lightening in final of T20 Blast

Lancashire Lightening © Getty Images
Lancashire Lightening © Getty Images

By Shiamak Unwalla

Aug 23, 2014

The Birmingham Bears scored 181 for 5 in their 20 overs against challengers Lancashire Lightening in the T20 Blast Final at Edbaston on Saturday. Three innings stood out for the Bears, as first Varun Chopra and William Porterfield got them off to a flier at the start before Laurie Evans played a belter at the death to propel Birmingham.

However, the story at the start was that of former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who replaced the injured Kabir Ali. “Freddie” claimed the wicket of Ian Bell off the very first delivery he bowled in a match that he was not initially going to be a part of. Flintoff made his comeback in July and claimed two wickets in his first county game since 2009 as Lancashire defeated Worcestershire in the Twenty20 Blast.

James Anderson was largely ineffective, as he was taken for as many as 41 in his first three overs before coming up with a decent final over, the 20th of the innings, mixing slower balls with yorkers to end with figures of none for 52 in his four overs.

Brief scores:

Birmingham 181/5 (Varun Chopra 30, William Porterfield 31, Laurie Evans 53; Tom Smith 2 for 30, Andrew Flintoff 20, Steven Croft 1 for 17, Stephen Parry 1 for 30) vs Lancashire.

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 28, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Adelaide

Afghanistan tour of UAE, 2014

Nov 28, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Dubai

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 29, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

More

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 28, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 21 runs

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 124 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 25 runs

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014  at Colombo

Hong Kong won by 2 wkts

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 68 runs

Photos

Phil Hughes suffers head injury: In photos

Videos

Phil Hughes passes away: Video tribute

Australia England India India tour of Australia 2014-15 New Zealand New Zealand tour of UAE 2014 New Zealand vs Pakistan New Zealand vs Pakistan 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs New Zealand Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 Phil Hughes Phil Hughes Death Phil Hughes head injury Phillip Hughes

Bangladesh edge out Zimbabwe by 21 runs in 4th ODI at Dhaka

Phillip Hughes was destined for greatness: Steve Waugh

Afghanistan set 249-run target against UAE in 1st ODI at Dubai

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 3rd Test at Sharjah Day 2: New Zealand finish on 249/1 at stumps

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 3rd Test at Sharjah: Brendon McCullum reaches 150 off 137 balls

Brendon McCullum smashes fastest Test century for New Zealand

Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test at Sharjah, Day Two: Statistical Highlights

Phillip Hughes’ death: Cricket resumes, but with a heavy heart

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014, 4th ODI at Dhaka: Highlights

Bangladesh edge out Zimbabwe by 21 runs in 4th ODI at Dhaka

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

682 Posts | 6 Fans

Video: Phil Hughes suffers head injury, collapses on field during New South Wales vs South Australia tie

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Pukaar’s Rannvijay Singh will face new challenges with ‘Zen Life’

Yami Gautam Birthday: The Vicky Donor girl turns 26 (In Pics)

6 medical miracles that will blow your mind

OPEC daily basket price closes over three US dollars lower

Badlapur new poster: Varun Dhawan stuns us with his deadly rugged avatar – view pic!

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

6 must-have aromatherapy oils for your medicine cabinet

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here