On Tuesday (August 9), Hampshire scored a dramatic victory over Northamptonshire in the Royal London One-Day Cup to extend their unbeaten start in the competition this year. Northamptonshire was Hampshire’s opponent in the Royal London One-Day Cup. At one point, Hampshire was on the verge of conceding defeat to the opponent, but the opposition eventually collapsed and lost by 11 runs.
In spite of the fact that their opener Ricardo Vasconcelos was out for a duck in the first over of the competition, Northamptonshire were in the lead in their quest to score 200. At one point, Northamptonshire’s score was 133/3, and they needed only 67 more runs to win the game. Emilion Gay and Rob Keogh scored 56 for the fourth wicket, which brought the total to 133/3. The wickets taken by Gus Miller and Ben Curran, on the other hand, helped bring the bowling side back into the game.
At one point, Northamptonshire needed only 23 runs to win the match, and they had five wickets in hand. With Keogh, who had already scored a half-century, still going strong at the other end, Northamptonshire had reason to be optimistic about their chances. But Scott Currie managed to reel in the big one for 74, which set off a catastrophic chain of events. Jack Campbell took care of the lower order to secure a victory for his team and give them a legendary reputation. The batting side only added 11 runs for their final five wickets.
Earlier in the day, Keogh was a star with the ball, helping Hampshire limit their run total to just 199. Before Tom Prest helped them recover, the Hampshire team was in a lot of trouble very early on since they lost their openers by single-digit scores. The batting side suffered a significant setback when Prest was dismissed after scoring a clean fifty and putting together a couple of helpful stands. After he took a wicket, Keogh struck twice in the same over to inflict further damage on Hampshire, and while they were reduced to 132-6, they were able to climb to 199 thanks to Keith Barker’s 38 from 37 balls. That effort turned out to be just enough to ensure a victory for the third time in a row.
For those interested in the specifics, the final result was as follows: Hampshire 199 in 40.2 overs (Tom Prest 51, Keith Barker 38; Rob Keogh 3/32) defeated Northamptonshire 188 in 40.2 overs (Rob Keogh 74; Jack Campbell 3/17, Scott Currie 3/49) by 11 runs.
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