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Modest Hall celebrates Twenty20 record figures

Andrew Hall registered the best Twenty20 bowling figures ever recorded in England as Northamptonshire Steelbacks crushed Worcestershire Royals at a packed County Ground.

The South African followed up his unbeaten 66 off 51 balls to claim 6-21 as Royals were defeated by 33 runs to give Steelbacks their second win of the campaign.

Hall won the man-of-the-match award and acclaim from all quarters for the third-best bowling figures in Twenty20 history throughout the world.

He admitted: "Things like that are quite special but, to be honest, you just concentrate on bowling well and doing what you have to do.

"It's been coming out quite well for me and you do get more of a chance to take wickets towards the end because the batsmen will be going for it.

"Twenty20 matches come around so thick and fast that you have to just get on with the next one.

"It's another game and another win and now we have to get our heads around playing another match at Bristol."

Hall looks like striking up a formidable partnership with fellow South African with Johann Louw as 'death bowlers' for Northamptonshire.

"It's something I've done pretty much all my career," he explained.

"I've done it quite a lot in international and provincial cricket and I feel comfortable knowing that I can do it when I'm running in. I have a good idea what I want to do and I stick to the plan I have."

For all Hall's excellence at the end of the innings it was the opening spell from Johan van der Wath that set the tone.

The paceman went for just 14 runs from his four overs and Hall paid tribute to his efforts.

He added: "He was brilliant. He's just a quality bowler and it's a shame he hasn't played more international cricket.

"We're really happy to have him here and bowling for us. He's a great asset for us."

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