Derbyshire Falcons defeated Yorkshire Vikings by 5 wickets at their north group(NG) encounter at vitality blast T20 tournament 2019. Though Yorkshire’s Jordan Thompson‘s half-century revived his team from 77-6 and up to 164-8, eventually it all went in vain.

Derbyshire Falcons defeated Yorkshire Vikings by 5 wickets: NG Vitality Blast T20 2019

Yorkshire first came to bat and gave Derbyshire a target of 165 by losing 8 wickets. English batsmen Jonathan Tattersall made an unbeaten 39 runs from 31 balls and Jordan Thompson made 50 out of 26 balls. The other batsmen, however, did not contribute much to their team whatsoever. West Indies star Nicholas Pooran (12) and David Willey (6) performance was really disappointing in the match. We have to say here that the 22-year-old slow left-arm from Edinburgh-Mark Watt was the reason for Yorkshire’s fall. This young talent took 4 wickets sparing only 19 runs! It’s really impressive for getting this kind of performance from such a young bowler.

Billy Godleman
Billy Godleman.

However, Derbyshire batsman Billy Godleman scored an unbeaten 70 from 56 balls from the top of the order as his side achieved victory with five balls to spare in their inaugural match of this season. This huge contribution of his made him the man of the match. Moreover, his fellow teammate Leus du Plooy also added 30 runs from 21 balls.

Yorkshire now has 1 point from 2 games as their first game at home to Nottinghamshire on Friday night was washed out due to rain. And on the other hand, Derbyshire is soaring high as they have got the second position by achieving two points and NNR of +0.461.