The Hundred 2022

‘Delight for the Rockets’ – Twitter thrilled as Trent Rockets register dominating win against Oval Invincibles

The attacking duo of Alex Hales and Dawid Malan opened the batting for the Trent Rockets
The Hundred 2022
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The 17th Match of the Hundred kicked off between the Trent Rockets and Oval Invincibles. The match was played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The Oval Invincibles called the coin right and opted to field first. The attacking duo of Alex Hales and Dawid Malan opened the batting for the Trent Rockets.

The right-hand left-hand combination got Trent Rockets off to a fast start. Alex Hales scored a cracking 59 off just 29 balls, which consisted of 6 fours and 4 sixes. Dawid Malan scored a good 38 of 29 deliveries which contained 2 fours and 2 sixes.

The New Zealand import Colin Munro got a handy 23 in just 13 balls. The Skipper Lewis Gregory scored a quickfire 24 of just 12 balls, which had 2 fours and 1 maximum. This allowed the Trent Rockets to get to a superb score of 181-4 in their allotted 100 balls.

Mohammed Hasnain was the best of the bowlers as he conceded 28 in 15 balls. Sunil Narine was good with the ball as well, picking up the prized scalp of Malan and conceding 24 runs in his 20-ball spell. Sam Curran had a horrible outing with the ball as he was carted all over the park, going for 41 runs in his 20 balls, He just picked up 1 wicket in his allotted 20 balls bowled.

Tom Curran was expensive as well as he gave away 36 runs in his 20-ball spell and failed to pick up a wicket while bowling. In the second innings, the chase was going to be tough for the Oval Invincibles as no one got going except for Jordan Cox who scored a magnificent 61 off 33 balls, which included 4 boundaries and 3 sixes. Narine and Hales got to the 20s and there was nothing else to see on the batting front.

Tabraiz Shamsi starred with the ball as he scalped 2 wickets and gave away only 21 runs in his 20 balls bowled. Samit Patel, Luke Wood, and Sam Cook picked up a wicket each in their 20-ball spells. In the end, The Trent Rockets registered a comfortable win of 25 runs over the Oval Invincibles.

Twitter was abuzz as usual, Let us take a look at some of the reactions here-

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