Who will win today’s Semifinal 1?

Yorkshire and Lancashire meet in the first semi-final of the Vitality T20 Blast on Saturday 16 July at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Yorkshire finished fifth in the North Group table with seven wins and six losses from 14 games and amassed 15 points. They beat Surrey by a run in the first quarter-final.

They posted a modest 160-5 aggregate score, with Tom Kohler-Cadmore scoring the highest with 62 runs. Yorkshire then put on a decent all-around bowling effort to limit Surrey to 159/7 in a hard-fought battle.

Lancashire, meanwhile, finished second in the North Group, winning eight games and amassing 18 points. They comprehensively beat Essex in the third quarter-final. They restricted Essex to 161-5 with Luke Wood reserving a couple of wickets. Steven Croft and Dane Villas then batted half a century to comfortably put Lancahire over the line in just 15.4 overs and seven wickets in hand.

The Yorkshire and Lancashire winners face either Hampshire or Somerset in the title fight.

Can Yorkshire (YOR) beat Lancashire (LAN)?

Yorkshire have won three of their last five games. They lost three games en route to the quarterfinals, where they redeemed themselves with a narrow win. Lancashire, meanwhile, have won two of their last five games with one game without a result. You have consecutive wins in this duel.

Despite the win, Yorkshire failed to impress in the quarterfinals. However, Lancashire had a good game all round, winning in dominating fashion and will take confidence from the win.

In the last five meetings between the two teams, Lancashire have won three times while Yorkshire have managed just one win. Lancashire have the upper hand in terms of their superior head-to-head record and also by being better placed in the group stage. That makes them favorites to win this duel.

forecast: Lancashire wins.

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Edited by Bhargav