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Jayasuriya leads Royals to comprehensive win

Sanath Jayasuriya smashed 87 from just 45 balls to help the Worcestershire Royals cruise to a 9 wicket victory over the Northamptonshire Steelbacks at New Road.

The victory for the home side see’s them snap their 6 game losing streak and further dent the hopes of the Steelbacks reaching the quarter finals.

Set a total of 141 for victory Jayasuriya and Phil Jaques () smashed their way to victory with * overs to spare to seal the Royals second win in this years Friends Provident t20.

Having won the toss the Steelbacks started off brightly with Naill O’Brien (34) and Alex Wakely enjoying a second wicket partnership of 49 but the visitors failed to build on their start with only Eric Chigumbura (39) contributing any runs.

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