Outlaws on top thanks to Hussey innings

Simon Presland | cricket20

David Hussey smashed a quick fire 43 to help the Nottinghamshire Outlaws reach 157-7 against the Lancashire Lightning at Trent Bridge.

The Outlaws got off to an impressive start thanks to Alex Hales and Alistair Brown who enjoyed an opening partnership of 63 which came from just 43 delivers as the pair punished some pretty ordinary bowling from the visitors during the power play overs.

Hales looked in impressive form and after being been dropped on 10 by Stephen Parry in the 3rd over he added another 25 runs before he was unluckily run out by Simon Katich at the start of the 7th over.

Although he was given out by the TV umpire Steve Garratt further replays showed Lightning wicket keeper Garteh Cross knock one of the bails off the with is pad before the ball which was thrown in by Katich hit the stumps.

With the breakthrough made Parry made up for his earlier error by taking the wickets of Brown (29) and Samit Patel (5) in consecutive overs to leave the home side 86-3 at the start of the 11th over.

With two new batsman at the crease the Lightning looked to increase the pressure but Matthew Wood and David Hussey (44) fought back with a 4th wicket partnership of 57 runs before Hussey was caught by Jimmy Anderson out on the boundary to give Sajid Mahmood his first wicket of the night.

With Hussey back in the dugout the runs started to dry up in the final two overs with Mahmood picking up three more wickets in his final over to help the Lightning restrict the Outlaws to a total of 157-7.
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