Joe Denly scored his fifth Blast century with a 58-ball 110, Joe’s explosive century helped Vitality Blast champions Kent to their first win of the season as they beat Middlesex by 55 runs.
Which Included six sixes and nine fours:-
Denly scored his fifth Blast century – 110 off 58 balls – which included six sixes and nine fours, as Kent posted 192 for eight. Jordan Cox (45) and Denly shared a record 175-run partnership for the second wicket.
Middlesex pair Chris Green took three for 29 and Martin Anderson took three for 32, but they always fell behind the run rate during the death overs and were closed for 138 for seven.
Birmingham got back on track with a thrilling one-run win against Nottinghamshire at Edgbaston.
Needing three on the last ball to win and two to tie, Outlaw batsman Tom Moores could only scuff Craig Miles for a single.
The Charged 55 runs for one after 20 balls:-
It began a surprise fight by the Bears after Nottinghamshire, chasing 98 for five in eight overs, charged 55 for one after 20 balls as Alex Hales scored just nine in Si’s counter-side contest. Scored 30 runs off the balls.
Spin bowler Jake Lintot turned the tide with a brilliant over that conceded him just two runs, dismissing Hales and Ben Duckett, and the outlaws, needing 15 runs in the final over, could only manage 13 runs.
Chris Lynn’s scintillating 61 runs helped Northamptonshire win a four-wicket win over Durham at Seat Unique Riverside.
Josh Cobb took five wickets for 38 runs in eight overs:-
Steelback spinners Graeme White (3 for 14) and Josh Cobb took five for 38 in eight overs to restrict Durham to 154 for eight.
Graham Clarke scored the most runs for the hosts, but his total was low and this proved to be the case with Lynn taking over.
The Australian made 61 off 47 balls and although there was late drama amid brilliant bowling by Andrew Tye (3 for 28), the Steelbacks secured their third win of the campaign with three balls to spare.
Leicestershire secured their third win in four matches. Aided by brilliant bowling from Naveen-ul-Haq in their 26-run victory against Worcestershire at New Road.
A Returns career-best T20 figures:-
The Afghanistan pacer returned career-best T20 figures of five for 10 in four overs. As Fox comfortably defended a total of 162 for six.
They claimed the prized wickets of Brett D’Olivera. And the overseas pairing of Colin Munro and Dwayne Bravo before clearing the innings. As the Rapids were bowled out for 136 in 19 overs.
Glamorgan’s match against Surrey ended without a result as incessant rain meant that only 21.3 overs were possible.
Surrey batted first and scored 160 for nine in 20 overs thanks to Jamie Overton’s 48 and Sam Curran‘s 31.
Glamorgan had scored nine for no wicket before the rain came. Despite the best efforts from the ground staff, they could not go back to finish the game.