Steelbacks hold on to claim thrilling draw
Andrew Hall produced a stunning match winning performance to stop the Nottinghamshire Outlaws claiming a thrilling win as the Northamptonshire Steelbacks held on to record a tense draw at Trent Bridge.
Set a total of 122 for victory the Outlaws came into the last over needing just 5 runs for victory but Hall dismissed Steven Mullaney (53) before running out Darren Pattinson (0) and Graeme White (11) from the final two deliveries of the game to stun the Trent Bridge crowd.
Despite chasing such a low total the Outlaws lost wickets at regular intervals with only Mullaney offering any resistantís as the Steelbacks looked to record a surprisingly victory.
Mullaney came to the crease with the Outlaws 23-4 after Chaminda Vaas picked up three earlier wickets. In Partnership with Matt Wood (41) the Mullaney almost steered the Outlaws to their 7th win in their years Friends Provident t20.
Despite the pairs best effect the Outlaws were made to pay with no other batsman scoring more then 12 runs in a game they should have won
Having won the toss the Steelbacks got off to the worst possible start when Rob White (0) was dismissed from just the third balls of Darren Pattinsonís first over.
Chaminda Vaas (4) soon followed but Alex Wakely offered some resistantís scoring a vital 43 before he was dismissed by Paul Franks in the 14th over.
Nicky Boje (6) and Paul Harrison (10) soon followed before skipper Andrew Hall scored a valuable inning of 40 to help the Steelbacks reach 121-7.
With the bowlers on top Pattinson (4-19) took the highest accolades picking up four wickets and bowling a maiden to help the Outlaws pressure a disappointing Steelbacks batting lineup.