It was a fitting end to what could be the last season of the Vitality T20 Blast as we have known it. The tournament that started as Twenty20 Cup back in 2003 and introduced cricket’s most exciting format is likely to lose its sheen in terms of popularity with The Hundred, a 100 ball tournament likely to take its place in the next season. The 132 games that had preceded the finals had seen exciting cricket but the best was kept for the grand finale where reigning champions Worcestershire Rapids played against the Essex Eagles. The Rapids could make only 145 runs in the game batting first due to a disciplined bowling display from the Eagles. The defending champions returned the favors while bowling to take it to the last ball of the game where Essex Eagles held their nerves to win it. The Eagles who started the season on a sour note did well, in the end, winning their last 7 games to first make it to the quarterfinal and then win their first title in this tournament’s history. Let us now look at some of the highlights of the 2019 season and also the top performers.