TRT vs OVI: Match 17 of the Men’s Hundred Competition 2022 saw the Trent Rockets lock horns against the Oval Invincibles. The Trent Bridge in Nottingham hosted this encounter. Trent Rockets cruise past Oval Invincibles to grab their fourth win.
After being asked to bat first on a good-looking surface, the Trent Rockets got off to a solid start, thanks to their openers in Alex Hales and Dawid Malan. Hales took on the bowling from the word go and raced to his fifty in no time. They both put 84 for the first wicket before Hales was dismissed on 59 of just 29 balls.
Hales’ innings laid a foundation for a strong finish as contributions from Malan (38), Colin Munro (23* of 13 balls), and skipper Lewis Gregory (24* of 12 balls) helped them post 181 at the end of their full quota of 100 balls. Mohammad Hasnain of the Invincibles picked up two wickets. Sam Curran and Sunil Narine chipped in with one wicket each.
The Invincibles had a decent start to their chase. Jason Roy looked good for his 20 but failed to carry on as Tabraiz Shamsi knocked him over. Jordan Cox, coming in at five, played a fantastic knock and kept the Invincibles in the chase despite the required run rate creeping up.
Cox remained unbeaten on 61 off just 33 balls but lacked support from the other end as they only managed to score 156 at the end of their inning, falling short by 25 runs. The Rockets picked up five wickets in total, with Shamsi finishing with figures of 2/21 in his 20 balls. Luke Wood, Sam Cook, and Samit Patel also chipped in with a wicket apiece.
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Trent Rockets jump to the second spot in the points table
A solid all-around performance from the Trent Rockets sees them jump to the second spot. They have now won four of their total five games. They now have eight points to their name and sit below the London Spirit.
A win for the Oval Invincibles would have helped them enter the top three but it wasn’t their night. They are fourth in the points table with six points. They will be eager to get back to winning ways in their next fixture against the Birmingham Phoenix.
Player of the Match
Alex Hales was named the Player of the Match for his blistering knock of 59 of just 29 balls.
Speaking about his performance, Hales was quoted, “Really pleased to put in a good performance, especially after the disappointment after the Birmingham game, and also good to do it in front of our home crowd.”
Keeping aggressive, the way he has gone this season has been brilliant, the right and left hand combination has been really working for us and enjoyed it so far. Huge game for us this one and to get a home win against a really tough side is pleasing”, he added
Score Summary | TRT vs OVI
Trent Rockets: 181/4 (100)
(Alex Hales 59, Dawid Malan 38, Mohammad Hasnain 2/28)
Oval Invincibles: 156/5 (100)
(Jordan Cox 61*, Sam Curran 27, Tabraiz Shamsi 2/21)
Trent Rockets beat Oval Invincibles by 25 runs.