Derbyshire v Lancashire: Shiv Chanderpaul helps Falcons to win

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Derbyshire 154-3 (19.3 overs) beat Lancashire 151-8 (20 overs) by seven wickets

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Shivnarine Chanderpaul's brilliant unbeaten 87 helped Derbyshire to a seven-wicket victory over Lancashire.

Tim Groenewald (4-21) helped reduce the visitors to 48-4 before Karl Brown (50) and Tom Smith (27) shared 68 to take them to 151-8 off 20 overs.

The Derbyshire reply got off to a bad start when Chesney Hughes fell to the first ball of the innings.

But, coming in at three, Chanderpaul guided the hosts towards the winning target with three balls remaining.

The West Indian's 70-ball innings, which was a new career-best in Twenty20, included seven fours and two sixes.

The result means Derbyshire move to the top of the North Group having won all three of their opening fixtures, while Lancashire are third.

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