Vitality Blast 2022: The T20 cricket has produced so many interesting and intriguing moments during the passage of the play. Fans are always at the edge of their seats when it comes to nerve-wracking encounters.
The Vitality Blast 2022 final between Hampshire and Lancashire will go down as one of the craziest endings in a T20 final. The game had every snippet of spice, drama and nail-biting moments in the climax.
Yes, the climax was worth the weight in gold and more carelessness would have cost Hampshire a title. However, it was them who had the last laugh in the battle despite the game seemed to tilt towards Lancashire’s favour.
The drama unfolded when Lancashire required five runs to win off the last delivery. Nathan Ellis bowled a yorker to Richard Gleeson who tried to go for a six but ended up getting bowled in the process.
Soon after that, fireworks started as Hampshire won the thrilling final. Hampshire won the game by 4 runs but hang on, there was a plot-twist.
Vitality Blast 2022: Hampshire beat Lancashire by 1 run
The game was not done yet. Just moments after Hampshire celebrated the final to the core, an unthinkable happened. The on-field umpire signaled “no-ball”.
The fans, players and everyone couldn’t believe what they just saw. Lancashire required three runs to win off the last ball to win the final.
Nonetheless, Lancashire failed to make use of the opportunity, it was a swing and a miss from Richard Gleeson. Meanwhile, Richard and Luke Wood took a single.
The wicketkeeper charged in to break the stumps and then charged to the other end to shatter the stumps as well. As a result, Hampshire won the game by 1 run.
This is arguably one of the craziest endings in a T20 final. The video clip of the last moments of the final has been doing the rounds on social media.