T20 Blast: Worcestershire see off Leicestershire at Grace Road

Daryl Mitchell
NatWest T20 Blast, Grace Road
Worcestershire 167-5 (19.2ovs) beat Leicestershire 164-6 (20ovs) by five wickets
Match scorecard

Daryl Mitchell's half-century helped Worcestershire beat Leicestershire by five wickets in the T20 at Grace Road.

Josh Cobb's quick-fire 27 gave the home side a solid base, but they lost their way with Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal (2-23) pegging them back.

Tom Wells then smashed 45 not out off 28 balls to push the hosts to 164-6.

Mitchell (67 not out), who passed fifty at the 66th time of asking in T20, ended with a six and a four as the visitors won with four balls to spare.

Worcestershire seemed to be cruising to victory throughout, but Ben Raine (2-28) conceded only three runs from the 19th over, including the wicket of Ross Whiteley for 13.

It left the visitors requiring eight off the final over - bowled by Rob Taylor - and Mitchell only needed two balls to secure Worcestershire's third T20 Blast win of the season.