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Worcestershire vs Nottinghamshire

Match info: Yorkshire Bank 40 Group A at New Road, Worcester - Group A

Date: 12th May 2013 Umpires: R A Kettleborough and M J Saggers

16-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Worcestershire

132/5 (16.0 Overs)

Result

Nottinghamshire

129/5 (15.2 Overs)

Nottinghamshire win by 5 wickets (D/L Method)

  • Last Updated: May 12 2013, 19:59 BST

Nottinghamshire maintained their 100 per cent Yorkshire Bank 40 record as Alex Hales made 72 from 41 balls in a five-wicket victory over Worcestershire under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-shortened match at New Road.

Alex Hales: Made 72 from 41 balls for Notts
Alex Hales: Made 72 from 41 balls for Notts

A whirlwind innings by all-rounder Gareth Andrew, who hit eight fours and two sixes in an unbeaten 62 from 34 balls, gave the home side what seemed to be a workable total of 132 for five in 16 overs.

Nottinghamshire were then set a reduced target of 127 and despite losing Michael Lumb to a stunning catch by Thilan Samaraweera at short mid-wicket, they chalked up their third win in the competition

The scenario was ideal for Hales to dip into his repertoire as a Twenty20 international player and he delivered exactly what Nottinghamshire wanted with eight fours and two sixes before he was caught at point off Moeen Ali.

Riki Wessels (28) drove Brett D'Oliveira's first two deliveries, both full tosses, into the seating at long on before Jack Shantry claimed his second wicket.

There was just a hint of pressure when Daryl Mitchell bowled Samit Patel in a nagging spell of medium-pace but Nottinghamshire had four balls to spare when Steven Mullaney pulled Andrew for the winning boundary.

When the game got under way at 4pm, the conditions could not have been more miserable, with a few hundred spectators huddled round the ground as Worcestershire batted first on a cool, murky afternoon.

Moeen Ali got them off to a blistering start with 28 in four overs. The left hander pulled two sixes while taking 22 off five balls from Andy Carter but then made a tame exit when hoisting the seamer's next delivery to Ed Cowan at wide mid-on.

This proved to be a catalyst for collapse as Jake Ball, a nephew of former England wicketkeeper Bruce French, and Patel shared four wickets as Worcestershire added only 13 runs in the next five overs.

Patel underlined his value in this form of cricket with two for eight in a three-over spell before rain took a further 75-minute chunk out of the match.

On the resumption Worcestershire made the most of the remaining 30 balls, plundering 80 runs in all as Andrew roughed up Patel's figures with 19 in an over and then took 24 off the last over from Steven Mullaney.

Australian newcomer Michael Johnson chipped in 17 towards an unbroken partnership of 80 in 7.1 overs.


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