Spin duo sparkle as Tykes collapse hands Durham win

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Yorkshire’s hopes of reaching the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals were dented on Wednesday as they collapsed to 95 all out in pursuit of 124 against Durham at Headingley.

The Tykes slow bowlers Adil Rashid and Azeem Rafiq had left Durham floundering on 123 for nine off their 20 overs after the visitors had opted to bat first.

But Yorkshire were in turn mesmerised by the spin of Scott Borthwick and Gareth Breese, stuttering from 47 for two to 95 all out as Durham sealed a 28-run victory with 2.4 overs to spare.

Yorkshire remained in fourth place in the North Group table despite the shock defeat, while Durham stayed in the hunt with their fourth win of the season.

Rashid and Rafiq enjoyed an equal share of six wickets at a cost of only 34 runs, but then Borthwick turned the screw with two for 11 off his four overs and Breese captured a wicket in his 1.2 overs.

Durham’s best figures, however, were returned by paceman John Hastings, who ended with three for 20 as Yorkshire just pipped their lowest ever T20 score of 90 for nine - also against Durham at Chester-le-Street in 2009.