Naveen-ul-Haq four-for seals Leicestershire win after all-round Ben Mike brilliance

Leicestershire 170 (Hill 39, Mike 29) beat Nottinghamshire 123 (Hales 55, Naveen 4-24) by 47 runs

A fifth defeat of their final six matches left Notts Outlaws’ hopes of reaching the Vitality Blast quarter-finals taking a look at finest distant after Leicestershire Foxes avenged their heavy dwelling defeat in opposition to their East Midlands rivals three weeks in the past with a 47-run victory.

Alex Hales made 55 off 43 balls after being dropped on 19 however no different batter made greater than 12 in a dismal effort by the house facet after the Foxes had posted 170 from their 20 overs.

Samit Patel reached the milestone of 300 wickets on this format however his achievement was not more than a footnote as a disciplined efficiency earned the Foxes a 3rd straight win to maintain their qualification hopes alive.

Naveen-ul-Haq completed with 4 for twenty-four regardless of struggling a painful wrist damage in his second over, with Ben Mike the all-round man of the match with 2 for 26 after hitting a 12-ball 29 to assist his facet set a aggressive whole.

After opting to bat first, the Foxes posted 46 within the powerplay after Nick Welch had opened the scoring with a six over deep midwicket off Luke Fletcher. Welch and Harry Swindells each departed, Welch snowboarding Carter to mid-off, Swindells sweeping into the palms of backward sq. leg.

Arron Lilley and Lewis Hill added 45 from 32 balls however, after muscling Patel over the midwicket boundary fox six, Lilley managed to slap an unpleasant full toss from the veteran allrounder straight to deep cowl, the place Calvin Harrison’s diving catch afforded Patel his three hundredth wicket.

The Foxes struggled to develop any momentum because the Outlaws’ slower bowlers discovered some grip within the floor by way of the center overs. Hill pulled Harrison not far away for six however couldn’t progress past 39 within the twelfth over, chipping a return catch to Steven Mullaney, who had seen Colin Ackermann dropped on two in his first over however bowled him in his third.

The Foxes misplaced a wicket in every of the final 5 overs, together with two run outs. Wiaan Mulder’s 27 from 19 balls ended when he discovered the fielder at long-on off a low Dane Paterson full toss however Mike hit three sixes in plundering 29 off 12 balls to present him and his fellow bowlers extra to defend than appeared seemingly at 142 for 8 after 18.

The Outlaws had been narrowly forward after their powerplay at 47 for 1 after Joe Clarke had been bowled aiming an unpleasant slog at Callum Parkinson however the Hales drop by Welch at level off Mulder would have preyed on minds when the damaging opener lofted Mike for a towering most.

The teenage leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed claimed his fifteenth wicket of the marketing campaign as Ben Duckett was bowled behind his legs sweeping and when Tom Moores hit straight to long-off to present Parkinson his second wicket, the required fee was as much as 10 an over with 10 overs remaining.

With the Leicestershire bowlers now turning the screw, the Outlaws misplaced two extra wickets when Mullaney holed out off Ahmed and Dan Christian miscued to mid-off, that had crept as much as 15 when Hales ended a irritating seven overs with no boundary by hoisting Mike over the straight boundary, going previous fifty within the course of.

However in attempting to clear the rope once more off the subsequent ball he succeeded solely find Mulder on the broad long-on boundary and that turned out to be the decisive second, the final 5 wickets falling for 26 runs, three of them to Naveen in his final two overs, Mulder ending with 4 outfield catches when Paterson holed out as final man to fall with two balls to spare.

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