Razzaq magic seals victory for the Foxes

Harjit Mehat | cricket20

Abdul Razzaq sealed another impressive comeback to help the Leicestershire Foxes seal a five wicket victory over the Derbyshire Falcons at the County Ground in Derby.

Faced with a run chase of 161, the Foxes innings was starting to stall before the Pakistan smashed 40 runs from just 25 deliveries before he was bowled by Jonathan Clare at the end of the 18th over.

With the tension building James Taylor (15) and Wayne White (7) held their nerve, scoring the required 20 runs to seal victory with five deliveries to spare.

The visitors run chase got off to the worst possible start after opener Joshua Cobb was bowled by Tim Groenewald having faced just two deliveries in the opener over.

Jacques du Toit (13) quickly followed before Andrew McDonald and Will Jefferson shared a 3rd wicket stand of 41 which was ended by Tom Knight who ran out Jefferson (19) at the start of the 11th over.

Having completed an impressive half century, McDonald (62) quickly followed before Abdul Razzaq turned the game on its head as he single handily lead the Foxes to victory.

Having won the toss, the Falcons batted first and recorded a total of 160-4 with Martin Guptil leading the way, scoring 44 which included six boundaries before be was dismissed by Matthew Hoggard in the 16th over.

Wayne Madsen (28) and Chesney Hughes (22) offered the Kiwi support before Ross Whiteley (21) and Garry Park (22) shared a 5th wicket stand of 44 to leave the Foxes facing a run chase of 161.
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