England outcast Alex Hales smashes 40 not out as Trent Rockets chase down the Northern Superchargers

England outcast Alex Hales smashes 40 not out and Ben Stokes and Joe Root fail to fire as Trent Rockets thrillingly chase down the Northern Superchargers with late charge

  • Before the match Trent Rockets’ Root said his friendship with Northern Superchargers captain and his England team-mate Stokes would be ‘put aside’
  • John Simpson (42) and Harry Brook (38) got the most runs for the Superchargers 
  • Spinners Rashid Khan (31-3) and Matt Carter (2-17) shone for the Trent Rockets 
  • Hales hit a relatively measured 40 off 34 deliveries to anchor Rockets innings 
  • Superchargers were big favourites but the Rockets roared back into the game 

The Trent Rockets chased down the Northern Superchargers in a brilliant late comeback to win by two runs at a packed, noisy Trent Bridge. 

Ben Stokes‘ Superchargers could only make 132 all out, but restricted Joe Root‘s side superbly and looked heavy favourites to win.

But England outcast Alex Hales anchored the Rockets innings home, hitting a maximum off a free hit when David Willey bowled a no-ball to secure the win. 

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Trent Rockets opener Alex Hales hit a six to secure a win against the Northern Superchargers