Confidence Restored: Leicestershire Foxes’ First Win of the Season Ignites Hopes for Vitality Blast

Leicestershire Foxes defeated Durham by seven wickets at Seat Unique Riverside to earn their first victory of the season and snap a five-game losing streak in the Vitality Blast.

Josh Hull was the Star of the Game

With the ball, the Foxes got off to a strong start, limiting the Durham openers to just 19 runs from the first three overs. Following Hull‘s entry into the attack, Graham Clark picked off to give the left-armer his first two T20 wickets. Hull quickly broke through Alex Lees‘ defences. Josh Hull, playing in only his second game, was the game’s best bowler for the Foxes, taking three wickets for 35 runs to help keep the home team to 168 for 9 from their 20 overs.

Kimber and Skipper Ackermann Took the Match Home

Hill and Nick Welch accelerated to their fifty-run partnership in the fifth over for the Foxes as they took advantage of sloppy bowling during the powerplay. Later, captain Ackermann used his knowledge of the field to spot gaps and get his squad back up to the desired rate. In just 28 balls, Kimber and his skipper reached their partnership of fifty, enabling the Foxes to race towards the winning total. With his second T20 blast fifty, Kimber assumed the responsibility of leading his team to victory.

Victory over Durham ends five-game losing streak of  Leicestershire Foxes and this win will surely boost their confidence going forward in the tournament.

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