One-Day Cup: Hampshire beat Bears by 23 runs after rain

Liam Dawson
Liam Dawson has been in fine form with bat and ball since returning from a loan spell at Essex
Royal London One-Day Cup, Edgbaston
Hampshire 280-7 (50 overs): Dawson 67, Smith 65; Hannon-Dalby 2-47
Warwickshire 184-9 (31 overs): Chopra 49, Evans 43; Dawson 3-34
Hampshire won by 23 runs (D/L method)
Match scorecard

A second straight century stand between Liam Dawson and Will Smith helped Hampshire recover to beat Warwickshire by 23 runs in a rain-hit One-Day Cup game at Edgbaston.

Dawson (67) and Smith (65), who put on 124 against Essex, shared 123 to help the visitors from 94-4 to 280-7.

Warwickshire moved to 101-3 from 21.1 overs, but the target was revised to 208 off 31 overs after rain delays.

Laurie Evans hit 43 off 34 balls but his side could only make 184-9.

Even before the rain interrupted Warwickshire's chase, the innings stuttered early as Chris Wood removed William Porterfield and Jonathan Trott in successive deliveries to leave them 4-2.

When the game eventually resumed for a fourth and final time, the hosts needed another 107 runs to win off 59 balls.

But once skipper Varun Chopra was stumped for 49 off Dawson (3-34) and Evans was bowled by the all-rounder, the run-rate climbed and Warwickshire's hopes of victory ended.

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