(Video) Lancashire begin tricky-looking chase in serene fashion

Alex Davies

Ollie Phillips

Alex Davies and Lancashire began their chase of 196 against Hampshire at Aigburth in serene style, showing an excellent mix of defence and attacking intent to reach 38/0 by the thirteenth over. It came as the Championship itself was blown wide open, with Warwickshire failing to earn a final bowling point at Edgbaston and thus handing the initiative to Hampshire, who now just need a win to be crowned champions. It will clearly be easier said than done, with Lancs determined to earn a victory of their own that would pile further pressure on the result in Birmingham.