Duckett’s 86 overshadows Root, Lyth fifties in Nottinghamshire win

Ben Duckett’s unbeaten 53-ball 86 helped Nottinghamshire surpass Yorkshire’s complete of 191 with six wickets in hand, handy the guests their first defeat of the event and transfer to the highest of the factors desk. The hard-hitting southpaw struck 10 boundaries and a pair of sixes to take the hosts over the road with 4 balls to spare.

Electing to bat, Yorkshire bought an excellent begin with Adam Lyth and Joe Root stroking their second successive fifties respectively. After placing on a 54-run stand with Lyth for the second wicket, Root added 64 extra with Harry Brooks. By the point Brooks departed within the 16th over, the guests had been properly positioned for a late flourish at 147 for 3. Nonetheless, Luke Fletcher triggered a late collapse and returned 5 wickets – his greatest bowling figures in T20s – to bundle Yorkshire out for 191. Jake Ball additionally performed his half with three scalps however Yorkshire managed to bat their quota of overs.

In response, Nottinghamshire misplaced Alex Hales and Joe Clarke early however managed to regular themselves with a 85-run partnership for the third wicket between Duckett and Chris Nash. Nash, who was sluggish to start with, pressed on the accelerator within the ninth over, tonking Matthew Pillans for a boundary and two sixes off successive deliveries. Whilst Nash fell a few overs later, quickly after mentioning his half-century, the momentum wasn’t misplaced on them. Daniel Christian (11-ball 21) and Tom Moores (14-ball 21*) too performed their elements to assist the hosts seal the chase with ease.

Transient scores:Yorkshire 191 in 20 overs (Joe Root 65, Adam Lyth 53; Luke Fletcher 5-43, Jake Ball 3-36) misplaced to Nottinghamshire 194/four in 19.2 overs (Ben Duckett 86*, Chris Nash 51; Jordan Thompson 2-25) by 6 wickets.

Chris Dent and Miles Hammond’s 82-run opening stand set the platform for Gloucestershire’s first win of the event as they overcame Worcestershire by 22 runs. Opting to bat, they set Worcestershire a difficult goal of 198 with all of their high 5 getting begins. Whereas Hammond’s 48-run knock was a sedate one, he was excellent foil for Dent’s 33-ball 60 comprising of eight fours and a six. Dent fell within the ninth over after which Hammond stitched one other helpful stand of 56. He fell with 5 overs to go, however Jack Taylor’s successive sixes within the closing over gave Gloucestershire a powerful end.

Hamish Rutherford and Riki Wessels gave Worcestershire a gradual begin however wickets at common intervals did not permit them to settle into the chase. Majority of the batters bought begins, however could not convert their scores into substantial ones with none of them managing to cross the 30-run mark. David Payne returned 3-32, whereas Tom Smith had 2-17 to limit Worcestershire to 175/8.

Transient scores: Gloucestershire 197/Three in 20 overs (Miles Hammond 48, Chris Dent 60; Dillon Pennington 2-27) beat Worcestershire 175/Eight in 20 overs (Hamish Rutherford 30, Riki Wessels 30; David Payne 3-32, Tom Smith 2-17) by 22 runs.

After two no outcomes, Leicestershire picked up their first win within the competitors with a cushty 30-run victory over Durham. Gareth Delany and Arron Lilley led the way in which with an 88-run stand for the second wicket to set the stage for them to speed up within the latter half. They batted collectively for 8.5 overs en route respective 68 and 69 that got here off 45 balls. They misplaced their approach a bit after Delany fell within the 13th over as wickets fell in fast succession, and so they did not get near 190-200. They ended up with 177/6 in the long run, which, nonetheless, was sufficient for them to beat Durham, who fell wanting the goal by 31 runs.

Durham simply by no means bought going with wickets falling recurrently, stopping them from getting a transfer on the chase. Opener Alex Lees saved them within the chase with a 29-ball 36, however could not discover a companion on the different finish so as to add a considerable stand that might get them over the road with Leicestershire’s bowlers chipping away. In the long run, they solely managed to get 147/Eight of their quota of overs. Callum Parkinson picked up three wickets whereas Will Davis had two, as Leicestershire moved to the second spot within the North Group.

Transient scores: Leicestershire 177/6 in 20 overs (Gareth Delany 68, Arron Lilley 69; Nathan Rimmington 2-42, Liam Trevaskis 2-30) beat Durham 147/Eight in 20 overs (Alex Lees 36, David Bedingham 27; Callum Parkinson 3-21) by 30 runs.


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