Worcestershire named an unchanged team from the last match against Northants for the visit of Leicestershire to New Road for the Friends Life t20 match with the sides in 2nd and 3rd positions in the league at the start of the match. Leicestershire won the toss and elected to bowl first in good conditions in front of a fair sized New Road crowd.
The home side made an uncertain start, losing early wickets and falling to 33-4 by the end of the power play overs with the opening bowlers of Matthew Hoggard and Harry Gurney taking two wickets apiece in their opening spells. By the 8th over the home side were in further trouble at 44-5. The pitch had been used twice before, including the high scoring 50 over match against Sri Lanka and perhaps still had more pace in it than either side expected.
It was a 7th wicket stand of 60 between Gareth Andrew and Ben Scott that got the home side past the 100 mark and reached a more defendable score. Scott made 22 off 22 before being run out in the final over. Gareth Andrew was left unbeaten on 54 from 42 balls as Worcestershire reached 130-7 in their 20 over allocation.
In reply Leicestershire lost a couple of early wickets but looked in control chasing a fairly modest total. Andrew McDonald top scored with a well paced 53 off 44 deliveries which set up the successful run chase for the visitors, helped by a 3rd wicket stand of 45 with Will Jefferson (16)
Saeed Ajmal took 1-23 in 3.3 overs and Shakib Al-Hasan 1-19 from his four overs but James Taylor (22*) and Abdul Razzaq (16*) saw Leicestershire home safely with over two overs to spare.
During this match Ben Scott passed 500 career T20 runs.
Leicestershire (134-4) beat Worcestershire (130-7) by 6 wickets.