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One-day Cup: Somerset thrash Nottinghamshire

Anderson injured as Hampshire beat Lancashire to enter final

James Anderson falls to ground after being struck on the leg in the One-Day Cup semi-final between Lancashire and Hampshire at Southampton.
James Anderson falls to ground after being struck on the leg in the One-Day Cup semi-final between Lancashire and Hampshire at Southampton.

LONDON, Sunday - England World Cup hopeful James Vince scored 79 as holders Hampshire beat Lancashire by four wickets to book a One-Day Cup final with Somerset.

But the match was overshadowed by Lancashire and England seamer James Anderson limping from the field mid-over after being struck on the leg.

Soon after, Hampshire reached their target with an over in hand having earlier dismissed the visitors for 241.

Much of that was down to Gareth Berg's career-best List A figures of 5-26. The South Africa-born all-rounder took the final four wickets as Lancashire collapsed from 231-5 in the 45th over to be bowled out with 14 balls left.

Mason Crane also played a starring role at the Ageas Bowl as he ended with 3-42 from his 10-over spell, outshining slow-left-armer Liam Dawson (1-49), who is a contender to make England's final World Cup squad when it is announced later this month.

Somerset thrashed Nottinghamshire by 115 runs at Trent Bridge in the other semi-final.

Azhar Ali (72) and Peter Trego (73) laid the foundation for the Somerset innings before some lower-order fireworks took them to 337 all out.

Notts started the chase well, with Ben Slater and Alex Hales making fifties, but they collapsed from 110-1 to 156-6.

After a brief rally, the home side were eventually bowled out in the 39th over for just 222.

Victory for Somerset means a first Lord's final for eight years - where they will face holders Hampshire - and they will hope this is the occasion that they break their poor recent record there. The county have lost their previous three finals at the Home of Cricket, last lifting a trophy at the famous old ground in 2001.

Royal London One-Day Cup Semi-finals Scores:

n At Southampton: Lancashire 241 (47.4 overs): (Jennings 63, Lehmann 62; Berg 5-26, Crane 3-42)

Hampshire 245-6 (49 overs): (Rossouw 85, Vince 79; Mahmood 3-46)

Hampshire beat Lancashire by four wickets

n At Trent Bridge: Somerset 337 (50 overs): (Trego 73, Azhar 72; Ball 4-62)

Nottinghamshire 222 (38.2 overs): (Slater 58, Hales 54; Van der Merwe 3-29)

Somerset beat Notts by 115 runs 


 

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