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Buttler, Anderson put Lancashire in complete control

Buttler, Anderson put Lancashire in complete control

A wicket-filled day on the second day of virtual cricket sees Lancashire finish in command against Kent

Starring roles from Jos Buttler and James Anderson saw Lancashire reach the halfway mark of the virtual 2020 domestic season opener in control against Kent at Emirates Old Trafford.

Buttler, shockingly overlooked by IPL owners for the draft and therefore made available to Lancashire, hit a quickfire 75 to take the Red Rose past the 350-mark early in the day.

He anchored the side to 369 all out on the stroke of lunch, a total which looked formidable on a tricky pitch with conditions only likely to get worse.

Anderson and Graham Onions, selected by Lancashire supporters as the opening bowlers via social media, then tore apart Kent's top order to leave them in dire straits.

Heino Kuhn made a century to give the score some respectability but they eventually finished all out for 193, a 175-run deficit on first innings.

With two overs left in the day, the follow-on was not enforced and Lancs supporters elected not to use a nightwatchman, leaving Keaton Jennings and Alex Davies to make it through to the close.

Highlights from the virtual match are below, with a light-hearted look at proceedings from BBC Radio Manchester's Scott Read.

 

 

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