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Derbyshire vs Nottinghamshire

Match info: NatWest T20 Blast at The County Ground, Derby - North Group

Date: 6th Jun 2014 Umpires: R A Kettleborough and M J Saggers

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Derbyshire

164/7 (20.0 Overs)

Result

Nottinghamshire

165/5 (16.5 Overs)

Nottinghamshire win by 5 wickets

  • Last Updated: June 6 2014, 22:24 BST

Alex Hales set up Nottinghamshire for victory over Derbyshire with 63 from 32 balls in their NatWest T20 Blast match at Derby on Friday.

Alex Hales: Guided Notts to victory
Alex Hales: Guided Notts to victory

Hales' quick-fire innings helped his side reach 165 for five and claim victory by five wickets with 19 balls remaining.

Derbyshire captain Will Madsen won the toss and chose to bat, and it looked to have been a wise decision as his side amassed a total of 164 for seven from their 20 overs.

However, Hales led from the front for Notts, ably assisted by Michael Lumb (21) and Riki Wessels (26), with Steven Mullaney (18 not out) hitting the winning runs with a boundary off the bowling of Tony Palladino.

Earlier, Marcus North had posted the highest knock of Derbyshire's innings with 57 from 47 balls, which included six fours, while Madsen scored 36 and Tim Groenewald chipped in with 19 from seven balls at the death.

Harry Gurney (two for 24) was the pick of the Nottinghamshire bowlers, accounting for opener Stephen Moore caught and bowled from the first delivery of the match, with wicketkeeper Gareth Cross (five) his other victim.

Samit Patel (two for 26) and Andy Carter (two for 42) were also in the wickets, with Ajmal Shazad dismissing number three Tom Knight for six.

But the best performance of the night with the bat came from Hales, who hit 11 boundaries and one maximum in a rapid opening burst before he was bowled by Alex Hughes.

His dismissal had left Notts four down for 112, following the dismissals of Lumb, James Taylor (two) and Patel (three), but Wessels and Mullaney saw the visitors over the line, with Chris Read also unbeaten at the death with seven.

It was a difficult night for Derbyshire's bowlers, with 25 extras added to Notts' total and the best figures of the night coming from Mark Footitt's four overs, as he took figures of two for 33.


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