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Worcestershire 152/6 (20 ov)
Nottinghamshire 152/8 (20 ov)
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That brings us to the end of the coverage for this exciting game between Worcestershire and Nottinghamshire. This is me, Farzan signing off on behalf of my colleague, Sarthak. Until next time, Goodbye!
MATCH TIED!

Being put into bat first, Worcestershire opened the innings with Riki Wessels and Brett D'Oliveira. Wessels lost his wicket after scoring three boundaries. The batting side lost the first wicket of Brett D'Oliveira as the player looked in an urgency to score runs. He got down the track and couldn't get back to his crease on time. An easy stumping for the keeper who took the bails off in no time and ensured his side get their first wicket. A few balls later, England star player Moeen Ali was cleaned up by Matthew Carter's spin. He failed to read his spin and lost his wicket early on. The batting side were dealt with more trouble as they lost their third wicket in the powerplay. A direct hit from the fielder saw opening batsman Riki Wessels return to the pavilion.

They were struggling badly to pile up runs on the board. From there, Jake Libby and Ross Whiteley took charge of the game and their bat did the talking. Libby remained unbeaten during his half-century. Whiteley, on the other hand, scored 42 runs from 35 balls. He turned the tables in favour of his team with a couple of boundaries and as many sixes to his name. Finally, Ed Barnard scored a six and a four and ensured his side get past the 150-run mark. Talking about the bowlers, Luke Fletcher and M Carter picked up two wickets each. Fletcher picked up two wickets in the last over while Carter picked up two wickets in the third over of the match.

In response, Nottinghamshire scored 152 for the loss of eight wickets from 20 overs. Their openers scored runs in bulk to ensure they get to a great amount of score in the powerplay overs. Joe Clarke scored 45 runs off 21 balls, which included 2 fours and 4 sixes. Alex Hales, on the other hand, amassed 31 runs from 18 balls, including 2 fours and 3 sixes. Peter Trego held his nerve and contributed 35 runs and made sure his team earn their first point today. Talking about the bowlers, Moeen Ali picked up two wickets for 15 runs while Charlie Morris also picked up two wickets for 23 runs from three overs. 
20
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152 /8 score
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0
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cricket bat icon Peter Trego *
35 (38)
cricket bat icon Matthew Carter
1 (2)
cricket ball icon Josh Tongue
2 /29
19.6 Tongue to Peter Trego, THE MATCH HAS ENDED IN A TIE! Short delivery outside off and pulls it to mid-wicket. They run a single and the mid-wicket fielder throws it perfectly and the keeper takes the bails off. Similar to the last ball of the ICC Cricket World Cup but credit goes to Worcestershire and they would take this tie as a win given that Clarke and Hales had done a lot in the powerplay scoring 76! The T20 Blast rules state that there will be no super overs in the group stages and it ends in a tie as the teams share points. 
19.5 Tongue to Matthew Carter, yorker on the middle stump, flicks for a single
19.4 Tongue to Matthew Carter, BEATEN! Short ball outside off and Carter walks across but doesn't get hold of it
19.3 Tongue to Peter Trego, WICKET! DRAMA all over here. The batter gets an inside edge after attempted to pull the length delivery and falls into the spot. 3 needed off as many balls, 
19.2 Tongue to Fletcher, length ball on the middle stump, Swing and a miss and they run a bye
19.1 Tongue to Peter Trego, angled into the batter. Pitched outside off but into Trego's body, steers it for a single
CATCHES WIN MATCHES! Steven Mullaney mistimed a shot that caught the edge of his bat and went high up in the air only to be landed in Josh Tongue's safe pair of hands.
19
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148 /6 score
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2
1
1
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1
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cricket bat icon Peter Trego *
33 (35)
cricket bat icon Steven Mullaney
7 (9)
cricket ball icon Charlie Morris
2 /23
18.6 Morris to Peter Trego, too full on the middle stump, flicks to mid-wicket for a single
18.5 Morris to Mullaney, WICKET! The skipper departs. Slower delivery outside off and into the hands of the fielder at fine-leg
18.4 Morris to Peter Trego, length ball on the middle stump and flicked for a single
18.3 Morris to Mullaney, full delivery outside off and driven for a single
18.2 Morris to Mullaney, short delivery outside off and cuts it for a couple of runs towards covers
18.1 Morris to Mullaney, outside off on the good length, doesn't connect get hold of it and its dot ball
Nottinghamshire requires 10 runs from 12 balls at five runs per over. Worcestershire, on the other hand, are desperately looking for wickets. A few quick wickets this over can see them alive in this game, else it should all be done for them in their season opener. 
18
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0 /0 score
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0
1
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cricket ball icon Josh Tongue
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