Northants v Yorkshire: Jonny Bairstow spurs T20 success

NatWest T20 Blast, Wantage Road

Yorkshire 181-3 (20 overs) beat Northants 165-9 (20 overs) by 16 runs

Match scorecard

Jonny Bairstow's unbeaten 60 produced a comfortable 16-run victory over Northants as Yorkshire retained third place in the North Group.

Alex Lees' 35 helped the visitors move to 91-3 before Bairstow and Adam Lyth (46) put on 90 for the fourth wicket.

Reigning champions Northants, chasing 181, relied heavily on the match's top scorer Richard Levi, but he received little support for his 76.

Needing 41 from the last 12 balls, the hosts fell from 133-5 to finish 165-9.