Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Yorkshire's Lyth Sets New British T20 Record

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Yorkshire's Lyth Sets New British T20 Record

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YORKSHIRE'S Adam Lyth broke the record for the highest British domestic T20 score as he plundered a brilliant 161 in the NatWest Blast last night against Northamptonshire at Headingley.

Lyth hammered seven sixes and 20 fours in his 73-ball innings to surpass Brendon McCullum's previous best of 158 not out for Birmingham in 2015.

The opener's contribution looked like setting Yorkshire for a world record total but they fell just short, ending on 260 for four, still beating the previous British domestic highest of 254 for three set by Gloucestershire in 2011.

Needing to win to have any chance of progressing to the quarter-finals, Lyth set about the Northamptonshire bowlers early on, racing to his 50 off just 21 balls.

The boundaries continued to take a peppering and the former England opener, in partnership with Tom Kohler-Cadmore and David Willey, brought up his century off his 50th delivery and then put his foot down, taking 24 runs off Ben Sanderson's 17th over. …

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