Retired former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum turned again the clock to smoke 5 sixes at Lord’s in a South Group Natwest T20 Blast encounter against Essex to assist Middlesex win by an emphatic margin. McCullum, who can be the skipper of the facet, went on a rampage after Essex opted to bowl first. The veteran added 73 runs for the second wicket with John Simpson, who helped himself to a quickfire half-century, to put Middlesex in command.Ravi Bopara ended the stand when he dismissed McCullum for a 28-ball 63. Although Eoin Morgan chipped in with 39, it was the eventful final over of the innings that helped Middlesex go past the 200-run mark. Matt Dixon was hit for 26 runs in the 20th over that handed the psychological advantage to the houseside.
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If it was a McCullum show within the first innings, Tom Helm took over the mantle as soon as the massive whole was posted. The precise-arm seamer got here up with a majestic efficiency to finish up with a rare five-wicket haul. Helm first removed Varun Chopra after which got here back to select up the ultimate 4 wickets of the innings, conceding solely 11 runs in total.Solely James Foster put up a fight with a fast half-century for the guests as Middlesex sealed a 72-run win. Though a triple strike from Daniel Lawrence (3-21) dented Middesex a bit, they still managed to get 203 for six on the board, courtesy McCullum’s blistering innings on the high that eased the stress on the middle order.Middlesex quick bowlers dealt early blows to Essex as they lost six wickets with simply 62 runs on the board as solely Lawrence (29) showed some resilience.
Although, James Foster (50) waged a lone struggle in the end along with his 25-ball knock, Essex by no means seemed in on the chase as Helm (5-11) cleaned up the decrease order and accomplished a 5 wicket haul, dismissing the guests for simply 131 runs.
Ess vs Gloucs, South Group, NatWest t20 Blast, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
06:00 PM GMT
County Ground, Chelmsford
Ravi Bopara, Tamim Iqbal, Ryan ten Doeschate, James Foster, Mohammad Amir, Adam Wheater, Tom Westley, Varun Chopra, Matt Dixon, Simon Harmer, Ashar Zaidi, James Porter, Daniel Lawrence, Callum Taylor, Paul Walter
Phil Mustard, Thisara Perera, Chris Liddle, Benny Howell, Thomas Smith, Chris Dent, David Payne, Jack Taylor, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Michael Klinger, Ian Cockbain, Craig Miles, Liam Norwell, Cameron Bancroft, Matt Taylor, Miles Hammond, Graeme van Buuren, William Tavare, George Hankins