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Shivnarine Chanderpaul solid apart a lifetime of warning to steady Lancashire’s runners-up station with 16 off the final three balls

Chanderpaul let his hair down as Lancashire secured second space  Getty Pictures

Lancashire 268 and 179 for 3 (Livingstone 69*) beat Surrey 201 for 8 dec and 242 (Stoneman 98, Livingstone 6-52, Parry 4-59)
by seven wickets

Lancashire knocked off the final 44 runs required with out shedding any other wicket as they beat Surrey by seven wickets at Weak Trafford to clinch second space in Division One amongst the Specsavers County Championship.

Chasing their victory target of 176, Lancashire resumed their innings on 132-3 with Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Liam Livingstone on the crease.

It took decrease than six overs for the pair to salvage the runs required, as Chanderpaul struck successive sixes followed by a four from Scott Borthwick to shut the match in entire fashion.

He achieved unbeaten on 43 from 44 balls while Livingstone made 69.

It be the main time since 2000 that Lancashire procure obtained four suits at Weak Trafford in a single County Championship season, with all 5 of their wins – together with one at Southport – coming at home.

The second-placed close represents Lancashire’s best most likely inserting since clinching the Division One title in 2011. They achieved 72 functions adrift of leaders Essex.

Surrey close third, an additional 13 functions on the abet of Lancashire.

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