Hales goes berserk as Nottinghamshire clinch One Day Cup Title

This year’s Royal London One Day Cup did not live up to it’s expectations since Champions Trophy caught all the attention but the semi finals of the Royal London One Day Cup were one of the best games ever played in the tournament history. Nottinghamshire and Surrey made it to the Lords in this year for the finals.

It was a beautiful weather at Lords for cricket. Batting first, Surrey had a great start from the opening pair which later came to an end when Samit Patel dismissed Jason Roy for just 23 runs. On the other end Stoneman kept pulling the ball to the boundary for fours. Stoneman scored a wonderful century in the final. Stoneman scored 144 off 149 balls with the help of 12 fours. He remained unbeatable for the rest of the innings. Sangakara was caught behind on 30 runs. Rest of the middle batting order did not plat up to it’s expectations. Samuel Curran scored 24 off 31 balls. Surrey at the end of the innings were 297 for the loss of 9 wickets. Stoneman was the top scorer with 144 runs not out.

Samit Patel took 3 wickets and Steven Mullaney took 2 wickets. Fletcher, Gurney and Pattinson took 1 wicket each.

The Nottinghamshire Outlaws required 298 runs to win the final.

Michael Lumb and Alex Hales started the chase for Nottinghamshire. Surrey got an early breakthrough when Samuel Curran dismissed Michael Lumb. Nottinghamshire were stuck into a collapse when out of next four batsmen only 1 could make into double figures. Nottinghamshire lost their fifth wicket at 150 runs in the 26th over. Alex Hales was still on the strike and kept his bat swinging to sent the ball through the gaps. The Nottinghamshire captain Mark Read came in to bat in his last ever List A match. Alex Hales and Mark Read shared a healthy partnership of 137 runs. Mark Read was later dismissed on 58 off 57. James Pattinson scored the winning run as Nottinghamshire chased the target 298 with 13 balls left. Nottinghamshire won the final with 4 wickets to become the Royal London One Day Cup 2017 Champions.

Alex Hales remained unbeatable on 187 off 160 balls not out with the help of 20 four and 4 might sixes. The Nottinghamshire captain Mark Read scored 58 off 57 deliveries.

Samuel Curran took 3 wickets while Ravi Rampaul took 2 wickets. Jade Dernbach bagged one wicket.

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