An explosive 94no from Liam Livingstone grabbed the headlines in the opening matches of the 2021 Vitality Blast.
Lancashire Lightening vs. Derbyshire Falcons
The Falcons set the Lightening 169 for the win.
After taking 1-22, Liam Livingstone lit up Emirates Old Trafford with a spectacular, yet mature, 58 ball 94no (2 sixes, 10 fours).
After Jos Buttler hit 30, Liam saw the Lightening home with three balls remaining.
Worcestershire Rapids vs. Nottinghamshire Outlaws
The Rapids and Outlaws produced a tie at New Road.
The Rapids scored 152 in their 20 overs. Joe Clarke then got the Outlaws off to a quick-fire start, hitting 45 (4 sixes, 2 fours).
The Outlaws were then restricted by the Rapids. With one ball remaining, the Outlaws required two runs for the win. Managing to complete just a single, both teams were tied on 152 runs apiece.
Kent Spitfires vs. Hampshire Hawks
The Hawks were grounded by the Spitfires who secured a 38 run victory.
After the Spitfires posted 176 (Mason Crane 3-23), James Vince (30) gave the Hawks the start they needed. It was a start the Hawks failed to maintain, posting just 138-9 in their 20 overs.