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Lancashire won by 5 wickets.

Warwicks vs Lancashire

Hot Cross strikes for Lightning

Lancashire chase down 254 at Edgbaston

Cross: quick-fire 76

NatWest Pro40 - Division One
Edgbaston
Warwickshire Bears 253-7 Innings Complete (N M Carter 92) v Lancashire Lightning 254-5 (G D Cross 76, V V S Laxman 50)
Lancashire beat Warwickshire by 5 wkts

Lancashire Lightning chased down a target of 254 with one ball to spare to claim a five-wicket victory against Warwickshire Bears in Saturday's Pro40 Division One match.

A rapid opening stand of 122 between Gareth Cross (76) and Paul Horton (47) put the Red Rose county in control of the required run-rate.

And solid contributions from VVS Laxman (50), Steven Croft (39) and Dominic Cork (21no) allowed Lancashire to get home from the fifth ball of the final over.

Batting paradise

Earlier, Warwickshire posted a formidable total of 253-7 after Darren Maddy opted to bat first at Edgbaston.

Opening batsman Neil Carter blasted 16 fours and two sixes during 92 from 64 balls to set the platform for a big score.

Lancashire did manage to stem the flow of runs slightly with the introduction of spin duo Gary Keedy and Simon Marshall, whose combined 16 overs went for 66.

Leg-spinner Marshall was the most successful bowler with 3-36, while Sajid Mahmood claimed 2-47.

The result moves Lancashire up to fifth in the Division One table, but Warwickshire are now level on three points with Northamptonshire at the bottom.

Match Details

Date
1st Sep 2007
Toss
Venue
Edgbaston
Umpires
G I Burgess and R K Illingworth

lancashire BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Extras 2nb, 7w, 6lb 15
Total 39.5 Overs 254 - 5
Full Batting Card

warwicks BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Full Bowling Card