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Matt Parkinson hails never-say-die team spirit

Matt Parkinson hails never-say-die team spirit

The spinner took 3/9 and praised the character and skill shown to defend 140 to down Sussex Sharks at Hove

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Lancashire Lightning spinner Matt Parkinson says his side are best with their backs against the wall after reaching Vitality Blast Finals Day.

On a ground where 180 is typically a par score for the team batting first, the Lightning were able to defend 140/8 by bowling the hosts out for 95, the seventh lowest T20 score ever against the Red Rose.

Parkinson was instrumental, taking 3 wickets in 4 balls en route to figures of 3/9, part of a spin trio which tied the Sussex batsmen down after a fine powerplay from the quick bowlers.

And the 23-year-old says his side are best when they look to be on the back foot, saying: "When we get poked, we don't like it!"

Watch the full interview below.

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