Leicestershire after defeating Somerset in the final of Friends Life T20 (England Domestic Tournament) and became the new champions. They beat Somerset by 18 runs in the Final. Pakistan’s Abdul Razzaq was playing for Leicestershire.
That’s second consecutive title for Abdul Razzaq’s team. Last year, in 2010, he played for Hampshire and they won it. This year he played for Leicestershire and they won it too.
More interesting thing is that both times, in 2010 and 2011 Final, Abdul Razzaq came as opener and scored 33. Even more interesting fact is that both times opposition was Somerset.
Friends Life t20 – final Leicestershire vSomerset (scoreboard summary)
Leicestershire 145 for 6 (Jefferson 35, Razzaq 33, Pollard 2-24) beat Somerset 127 for 9 (Trego 35, Cobb 4-22) by 18 runs
Earlier in the semi finals, both the matches were affected by rain and were also tied. Pakistan former captain Shahid Afridi scored 80 runs for Hampshire in the second semi final.
Friends Life t20 – 1st semi final Leicestershire v Lancashire (scoreboard summary)
Leicestershire 132 for 6 in 18 overs (Razzaq 36*, Parry 1-15) tied with Lancashire 79 for 6 in 11 overs (Moore 43, Cobb 2-6) (D/L method)
One-over Eliminator Leicestershire 16 for 0 beat Lancashire 13 for 0
Friends Life t20 – 2nd semi final Hampshire v Somerset (scoreboard summary)
Somerset 94 for 6 (Buttler 32, Tahir 2-20) tied Hampshire 138 for 4 (Afridi 80) (D/L method)
One-over Eliminator Somerset 16 for 0 beat Hampshire 5 for 1 by 11 runs