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Yorkshire win by 29 runs

Yorks vs Worcs

Yorkshire reach maiden finals day

Worcestershire fall short in pursuit of huge target

Garry Ballance: Yorkshire batsman hit five sixes in his 46 not out

Phillip Hughes: Worcestershire opener's 80 not out was in vain

Yorkshire will feature in Twenty20 finals day for the first time after beating Worcestershire by 29 runs at Headingley.

Joe Root played a key role in the Friends Life t20 quarter-final both with the bat and in the field as the hosts totalled 212-5 and then restricted the visitors to 183-6.

Yorkshire saw Phil Jaques run out for two early on but Root and skipper Andrew Gale (30) put on 59 and Root also combined with David Miller in a stand of 52 before he departed for 65 from 40 balls.

Miller (50) and Gary Ballance (46no) maintained the momentum with some superb late hitting and the last four overs brought a match-winning 72 runs as the Worcestershire pacemen took some severe punishment.

The Royals' reply started poorly and they slumped to 20-2, but Phil Hughes and James Cameron (29) kept the innings ticking over with a stand of 75.

The partnership was finally halted by more heroics from Root when he caught a big hit from Cameron over his shoulder on the edge of the boundary and threw the ball back for Miller to catch as he tumbled over the ropes.

Hughes continued to make hay, though, but his unbeaten 80 from 53 balls was not enough as his side came up short thanks to some fine bowling from Mitchell Starc (3-24).

Match Details

25th Jul 2012
Yorkshire won the toss and elected to bat.
Headingley Carnegie
R J Bailey and J H Evans


Batsman R
Ali c Ballance b Pyrah 17
Solanki lbw b M A Starc 1
Hughes not out 80
J. Cameron c D.A. Miller b Pyrah 29
Andrew c Ballance b Rafiq 27
Mitchell c Ballance b M A Starc 11
Kapil b M A Starc 4
Scott not out 3
Extras 2nb, 3w, 6lb 11
Total 20.0 Overs 183 - 6
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Root 1 0 10 0
M A Starc 4 0 24 3
Pyrah 4 0 53 2
Ashraf 4 0 35 0
Rashid 3 0 29 0
Rafiq 4 0 26 1
Full Bowling Card