Club captain Brett D'Oliveira steered Worcestershire to a last-over five-wicket victory over Lancashire Lightning in the Vitality Blast.

D'Oliveira hit 61 off 47 balls, featuring seven fours, at Visit Worcestershire New Road.

This effort helped the Pears overcome a challenging 169 target with a heartstopping three balls left.

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D'Oliveira asserts that it was a good team effort that led to their victory, especially after bouncing back from a campaign-opening thrashing to Yorkshire at Headingley.

Worcestershire were fast out the blocks thanks to Nathan Smith, who caused Lancashire to lose crucial early wickets.

Spinners Hayden Walsh and D'Oliveira maintained the hosts' edge in the middle overs as the hosts claimed three ducks.

However Lightning still managed to set a challenging 169 target thanks to a half-century from the unbeaten Steven Croft (52), as well as good batting shifts from Matthew Hurst (45), Luke Wells (34) and Chris Green (31, unbeaten).

In the batting rounds, D'Oliveira received critical support from Matthew Waite (29), resulting in an opening half-century stand.

Adam Hose further fuelled the innings momentum with his score of 23, which included three impressive sixes.

Valuable runs contributed by Josh Cobb (13), Ethan Brookes (10), Ed Pollock (16, unbeaten), and Tom Taylor (13, unbeaten) saw the Pears pip Lightning to the line.

D'Oliveira said: "On Thursday we weren't at the races but Twenty20 takes some adjusting to.

"With the schedule, it is quite hard to go from four-day cricket straight into that.

"However, that's not an excuse.

"We just weren't good enough."

Gladly, the team bounced back from that performance.

D'Oliveira praised the efforts of his comrades, saying: "It was really pleasing to come back and get a win at home with a really good team performance, especially with that run chase."

“Matthew (Waite) was fantastic at the top in a new role for him and the class of Adam had some influence and put some impetus into the game.

“Ethan (Brookes) hit his second or third ball for six and that was exactly the type of cricket we were looking for.

"We managed that chase very well."