London. Alex Hales has played an explosive innings in the T20 Blast. Nottinghamshire got a big win on the basis of his brilliant performance. In IPL 2022, England’s Hales was bought by Kolkata Knight Writers, but he withdrew later. After this the team included Aaron Finch in his place. However, KKR’s team could not perform much in the 15th season of the T20 league. The team failed to make it to the playoffs. Hales hit 12 fours and 5 sixes in his fifty. In this way he made 78 runs in just 17 balls. He has also scored 5 centuries in T20.
Playing first in the match, Derbyshire made a struggling score of 178 runs. Lass Ploy scored 51 runs off 34 balls. Hit 3 fours and a six. Apart from this, Wayne Madsen scored 40 and captain Shan Masood scored 33 runs. Jack Bell took 4 wickets while bowling brilliantly. He gave 40 runs in 4 overs. Apart from this, James Pattinson also got 2 wickets.
century partnership for the first wicket
In reply, Alex Hales and Jay Clarke gave Nottinghamshire a great start. Both added 119 runs for the first wicket in 8.3 overs. Clarke scored 25 runs off 20 balls. Hit 3 fours. Hales was also dismissed on the total score of 125. He faced 33 balls and scored 91 runs. Ben Duckett got out after scoring 22 runs. Tom Moraes remained unbeaten on 22 and Samit Patel scored 19 runs. The team achieved the target in 17.1 overs for 3 wickets. Sam Connors proved to be extremely expensive. He conceded 41 runs in 2.1 overs.
The record of 33-year-old Alex Hales in T20 is very impressive. He has scored 9594 runs in 340 matches at an average of 31. Has scored 5 centuries and 59 half-centuries. During this his strike rate has been 147. From this his aggressive batting can be gauged. He has scored 1644 runs in 60 T20 Internationals for England. Has scored a century and 8 half-centuries.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 04, 2022, 06:15 IST