Early success with the ball preceded Dawid Malan’s imperious match-clinching 88 not out as Trent Rockets continued their successful begin to the boys’s Hundred on the expense of the Northern Superchargers at Headingley.
England fringe fast bowler Luke Wooden and fellow seamer Luke Fletcher struck twice apiece because the Superchargers, invited to bat, slipped to 68 for six after 53 balls earlier than a blistering 50 off 27 from David Wiese ensured respectability at 152 for eight.
However, at a notoriously fast-scoring venue, it was by no means more likely to be sufficient – and the Rockets received by seven wickets with six balls remaining.
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Yorkshire’s Malan led the chase on dwelling turf, sharing 86 with opening associate Alex Hales (43). Malan hit three leg-side sixes in 49 balls.
Namibian all-rounder Wiese produced 5 maximums, the bulk down the bottom, in an entertaining rescue act alongside Roelof van der Merwe (30). The seventh-wicket pair added 83 in 44.
It got here after the house prime order subsided in opposition to some correct and aggressive back-of-a-length bowling from Fletcher and left-arm duo Wooden and Australian abroad Daniel Sams.
Sams secured the decide of the Rockets’ figures with three wickets for 31 runs from 20 balls.
Adam Lyth top-edged the fixture’s first ball – a pull at Wooden – to brief fine-leg earlier than captain Faf du Plessis feathered Sams behind to go away the Superchargers at 14 for 2 after eight balls.
Michael Pepper, Dwayne Bravo, John Simpson and Adam Hose all then fell after making begins.
The latter was stumped by Tom Kohler-Cadmore off Samit Patel’s left-arm spin, a very tight name which led to 3rd umpire Steve O’Shaughnessy amusingly exclaiming, ‘Oh my giddy Aunt, that doesn’t assist me a lot’ when proven a unique replay angle.
Wiese was lbw to a Fletcher no ball on 20, after which caught off the free hit, permitting him to spice up the Superchargers.
They have been lacking Harry Brook as a result of England Lions obligation and injured David Willey, which means Lyth and Adil Rashid have been the one two Yorkshire gamers of their line-up. The Rockets included three in Kohler-Cadmore, Malan and favorite son Joe Root.
A 13,836 crowd basked within the superb Headingley sunshine.
They noticed Malan, sturdy on each side of the wicket, dropped on 9 by Hose at cowl off Wiese early within the chase.
It was the sort of probability which wanted to be taken.
Hales crashed Wiese down the bottom for six to finish the second set of 5 at 19 with out loss. Already, it was trying a tricky street again for the Superchargers.
Each Hales and Malan deposited additional sixes over midwicket into the Western Terrace, taking the Rockets to 58 after 23.
When Hales and Kohler-Cadmore – to Rashid and Ben Raine – each holed out within the house of 10 balls, the rating grew to become 93 for 2 after 62.
Nevertheless, Malan reached his half-century off 36 balls and ensured there was no shock U-turn in proceedings along with his highest rating in 11 Hundred innings.