Phil Salt and Michael Pepper created a social media stir on Friday when the 2 aptly-named cricketers helped dismiss one another through the Vitality Blast quarter-final conflict between Lancashire and Essex.
With Essex batting first at Outdated Trafford, Pepper was progressing effectively when he skipped down the pitch to a spinning supply from Tom Hartley wanting so as to add to his rating of 36.
Nevertheless, the 24-year-old’s swing and a miss was wolfed up by Lancashire wicketkeeper Salt, who whipped the bails off to dismiss the Eagles batter.
Essex posted 161 for 5 from their innings and, whereas the chase proved snug in the long run for Lancashire, Pepper exacted his revenge on Salt with an excellent piece of fielding.
A mighty sweep to the boundary from the England batter was caught by Pepper, who hurled the ball to team-mate Ben Allison earlier than stepping over the boundary rope as Salt was dismissed for 27.
Lightning didn’t let the dismissal knock them off monitor, although, as they made quick work of their opponents, chasing down a goal of 162 with greater than 4 overs remaining.
Lancashire will go for the trophy throughout Finals Day at Edgbaston on July 16, going through arch-rivals Yorkshire within the semi-finals.