Outlaws slump hands advantage to Sharks

Aaron Moores | cricket20

The Nottinghamshire Outlaws suffered a disappointing time with the bat reaching a below par total of 141-9 against the Sussex Sharks at Trent Bridge.

Having been put into bat by the Sharks; the visitors got off to a positive start with Alex Hales (9) and Ali Brown (31) sharing an opening stand of 21 before the dangerous Hales was bowled by Yasir Arafat at the end of the second over.

With the early breakthrough the Sharks tried to increase the pressure but Brown and new partner Matt Wood attacked the bowlers smashing 31 runs during a 23 delivery partnership which was ended by Chad Keegan who bowled Brown.

Samit Patel (1) quickly followed and although Wood (36) and David Hussey (16) shared a 4th wicket partnership of 33 before the Sharks took control of the game by taking 3 wickets in the space of 3 overs to leave the home side 98-6.

With Wood and Hussey gone the Outlaws needed Chris Read to steady the ship and although he added 20 runs he quickly returned to the dug out after he was dismissed by Yasir Arafat.

With the Outlaws in trouble Ryan Sidebottom smashed 2 vital boundaries to help the home side reach 141-9.
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