Brett D’Oliveira and Riki Wessels powered Worcestershire Rapids to a seven wicket victory over Leicestershire Foxes in the Vitality Blast as they climbed back into the top four of the North Group.

The opening pair put on 103 as they chased down a 157 target with five balls to spare.

D’Oliveira achieved a career best score of 69 on what was his 100th T20 game for the Rapids.

The Foxes were put into bat and Josh Inglis and Scott Steel scored 34 from the opening four overs but then three wickets fell in nine balls.

Scott Steel (13) edged Dillon Pennington to Ben Cox before the bowler then removed Inglis (21) with the fifth ball of the same over.

It became 38-3 in the next over when Leicestershire captain Colin Ackermann (0) was also bowled after going for another big hit.

The wickets continued to tumble after spinner Ish Sodhi came into the attack as Aaron Lilley (6) holed out to Riki Wessels at long on and then Daryl Mitchell struck as Rishi Patel (14) picked out Ross Whiteley at deep mid wicket.

Louis Kimber and Lewis Hill put on 60 in 5.5 overs with the latter hitting three sixes in the space of four balls before Dwarshuis returned to have Kimber (23) caught at deep mid wicket by Whiteley.

Hill went onto to complete a 28 ball half century with four sixes and two fours before he hit a Dwarshuis delivery straight to Daryl Mitchell at cover.

The Rapids reply was dominated by D’Oliveira and Wessels.

They negotiated an opening four overs of spin from Callum Parkinson and Ackermann and the entire powerplay without being parted in scoring 42 to lay the foundations for their side.

D’Oliveira, in particular, timed the ball sweetly and he completed his second successive half century in the competition off 40 balls with six boundaries.

The stand was worth 106 when Wessels, after making 46 from 34 overs, was caught at deep mid wicket off Parkinson who bowled his four overs for 20 runs.

Jake Libby (11) was caught off a top edge at third man against Naveen ul Haq and D’Oliveira’s excellent knock ended when he pulled Gavin Griffiths to deep mid wicket.

Rapids’ captain Ben Cox then came to the crease and got the final four runs in the last over to secure the victory.