Worcestershire Rapids' 2022 Vitality Blast campaign began with defeat on Wednesday as Yorkshire Vikings successfully chased down their 172/9 total with eleven balls to spare.

Jack Haynes continued his sparkling form with a brilliant knock of 61 to give Worcestershire a decent start to their innings, sitting on 123/2 after 12 overs.

But after Haynes was removed, the innings failed to kick on and Yorkshire took seven wickets for just 49 runs.

Brett D’Oliveira, Charlie Morris and Ed Barnard took wickets to leave Yorkshire 88-3 in the 11th over but they were unable to contain the clean hitting of Harry Brook (60 not out) and England's Joe Root (35 not out), who saw the home side to victory.

Rapids were put into bat first up and despite losing Ed Pollock early on, they raced to 70/1 after some big hitting from both Haynes and Brett D'Oliveira.

The latter holed out to backward point off Root for the second wicket but Haynes smashed Adil Rashid for another huge six over long off as the 100 came up in 9.4 overs.

Two more blows overs the ropes off Khan enabled Haynes to complete a superb 27 ball half-century before he was eventually caught on the deep mid-wicket boundary off Matthew Revis at 123-3 off 12 overs.

Jake Libby (25) kept the runs ticking over before he and Ben Cox (11) went in the same over and Gareth Roderick was soon to follow after being run out for zip.

Ed Barnard made a breezy 18 but the last few wickets fell for single digit runs as the Rapids finished on 172/9.

It looked like a good bowling performance would be needed and despite the hosts reaching 70 without loss, Barnard made the breakthrough in dismissing Lyth for 40.

D’Oliveira struck in the next over when Tom Kohler-Cadmore (1) aimed a blow on the leg side and was bowled.

The Rapids were 20 runs ahead at the halfway stage with the Vikings 82-2 compared to their 102-2.

Morris returned, and the Rapids 2021 leading Blast wicket-taker accounted for Malan, who tried to clear the long leg side boundary and only found the safe hands of Barnard.

But Brook showed his quality in turning the game back in the Vikings favour with some superb shots, including an uppercut for six and another maximum over cover.

He gave one chance on 49 off Morris before completing a 23-ball half-century and saw the Vikings to victory.

D’Oliveira ended with figures of 3-0-18-1, Morris 3.1-0-20-1 and Barnard 4-0-38-1.