Warwickshire v Worcestershire: Bears win to eliminate neighbours

Varun Chopra
Friends Life t20, Edgbaston
Warwickshire 149-2 (17.3 overs) beat Worcestershire 146-8 (20 overs) by eight wickets
Match scorecard

Warwickshire kept their FLt20 quarter-final hopes alive as they eliminated Worcestershire with a comfortable eight-wicket victory at Edgbaston.

The visitors got off to a dream start, danger man Moeen Ali helping to plunder 19 from Ateeq Javid's first over.

But Moeen skied one for 37 in Jeetan Patel's first over - and the visitors' innings went downhill from there.

Chasing 146-8, opener Varun Chopra batted through for 75, backed by Darren Maddy (44) as the Bears reached 149-2.

Warwickshire's win was their fifth in six games, to set up a possible showdown for a quarter-final place with Somerset at Edgbaston on Tuesday.

Match scorecard