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Morgan blitz leaves Dragons with large run chase

Eoin Morgan scored an incredible 79 runs from just 34 delivers to help the Middlesex Panthers reach 213-4 against the Glamorgan Dragons at Old Deer Park in Richmond.

Having been out into bat by the Dragons Adam Gilchrist and opening partner David Warner built an opening partnership of 50 before Warner (13) was bowled by David Brown. Neil Dexter (0) followed two balls later to leave the home side 50-2 after 5.4 overs.

Gilchrist now partnered by Owais Shah completed his half century before he was trapped LBW by Robert Croft at the start of the 9th over as the Dragons started to fight back.

The balance of power shifted back towards the Panthers thanks to Shah (30) and Eoin Morgan who shared a 4th wicket partnership of 88 which saw Morgan race to 50 from just 22 delivers before Shah was dismissed by James Harris at the end of the 16th over.

With Shah gone Morgan was now joined by David Malan (27) and the pair added another 43 runs from the final 3 overs to leave the Dragons under pressure with a mammoth run chase of 214.

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