Livingstone reflects on semi-final defeat
Reaction from Lancashire Captain Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone admitted that Worcestershire Rapids outplayed Lancashire Lightning in the Vitality Blast semi-final at Edgbaston on Saturday.
Worcestershire, who had been reduced to 97/6, finished on 169/6 with Ben Cox hitting a half century, whilst Matt Parkinson impressed taking 2/23. James Faulkner bowled two overs taking one wicket, but was taken off the field with a calf injury.
Livingstone, speaking in the press conference at the end of the game, said: “You look at the way Mo played early on, it kind of got away from us a little bit and we were always trying to drag it back. And then the way Pat Brown bowled. Trying to read his variations is pretty tough and he’s got a great method that has worked for him, and there’s a reason he’s right up there in the wicket-taking.
“T20 cricket is like that, we were just outplayed on the day.”
“We’ve played some good white-ball cricket this year. We’ve a few hiccups here and there but we’ve come back from them really strongly,” he said.
“Throughout the T20 campaign I’ve been really pleased and really proud of the way the lads have played.
“We’ve been very brave at times and played some attacking cricket, and that’s what we set out to do at the start of the competition.
“White-ball wise I’m pretty happy with the way we’ve played.
“It’s obviously a shame to fall at the hurdle that we have today - it would have been nice to get into the final - but T20 cricket is a funny game, it only takes one person to come off and it can change a game. Unfortunately we were on the wrong end of that today.”