Alex Hales guides Trent Rockets to thrilling win over Northern Superchargers within the Hundred

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England outcast Alex Hales smashes 40 not out and Ben Stokes DROPS a catch for SIX… as Trent Rockets thrillingly chase down the Northern Superchargers within the Hundred with dramatic late cost!

  • John Simpson (42) and Harry Brook (38) hit respectable knocks for the Superchargers
  • Spinners Rashid Khan (31-3) and Matt Carter (2-17) shone for the Trent Rockets 
  • Alex Hales hit a measured 40 off 34 deliveries to anchor Rockets innings 
  • Superchargers have been large favourites however the Rockets roared again for the victory 

Alex Hales thrashed Trent Rockets to a controversial victory within the Hundred on Monday evening – after a pitch invader modified the course of the competition.

Hales took the Rockets dwelling by two wickets and to the highest of the desk however had struggled to 16 off 25 on a drained floor when a single off Adil Rashid noticed him relinquish the strike with 41 wanted off 23.

Nevertheless, the presence of an intruder on the sphere led umpires Russell Warren and Tim Robinson to name useless ball and return Hales to the striker’s finish – although he did not seem like within the batsman’s eyeline when the ball was struck. 

Trent Rockets opener Alex Hales hit a six to secure a win against the Northern Superchargers

Trent Rockets opener Alex Hales hit a six to safe a win towards the Northern Superchargers

The momentum shifted when Ben Stokes dropped a catching chance over the rope for a six

The momentum shifted when Ben Stokes dropped a catching probability over the rope for a six

Northern Superchargers captain Ben Stokes and Hales have been each concerned within the discussions and the latter insisted that the choice to revert to 42 off 24 was amicable.

‘We simply agreed it might be a useless ball,’ Hales stated. 

‘It was all civil, we have been all in settlement with what ought to occur and I feel it was a good final result.’

The drama intensified when the ex-England batsman instantly lofted the subsequent ball straight to long-off the place Stokes by some means allowed the ball to squirm by his palms for six. 

Adil Rashid had helped the Superchargers stifle the Rockets, taking the wicket of Joe Root

Adil Rashid had helped the Superchargers stifle the Rockets, taking the wicket of Joe Root

‘I do not suppose I’ve ever seen Stokesy drop a catch, in observe or in a match, so for that to occur was an enormous second and one I’m happy to have made probably the most of,’ Hales added. 

With simply three wickets standing, win predictor – one of many match’s on-screen gimmicks – rated the prospect of dwelling success at simply two per cent.

Nevertheless, the momentum was altered in a flash and even the lack of Luke Wooden quickly afterwards didn’t stymy the cost for the end line.

But Hales hit a six on a free hit after a David Willey no-ball to win the game for the hosting side

However Hales hit a six on a free hit after a David Willey no-ball to win the sport for the internet hosting facet

With 23 required off 11, Stokes despatched down a leg-side broad and was punished additional when Hales powered the additional supply over the rope at broad long-on.

Two additional sixes off David Willey – one from quantity 10 Matt Carter earlier than Hales struck his third in an innings of 40 of 34 – had the 12,500 crowd bouncing and left 5 deliveries unused.

The Superchargers had appeared on track for a snug win when the Rockets slipped to 58 for six, chasing 133, however Rashid Khan’s counter-attacking 25 supplied hope earlier than the unimaginable late twist.