England batsman Alex Hales in great form in ILT20
Scored 99 runs against Gulf Giants, missed the second consecutive century
New Delhi. Nowadays there has been an influx of bowlers in two different parts of the world. Steve Smith is testing the bowlers in Australia and Alex Hales in Dubai. England opener Batter Hales thrashed the Gulf Giants bowlers in a match of the International Cricket League (ILT20).
Playing for the Desert Vipers on Sunday, this dashing batsman scored 99 runs in 57 balls. Hitting 10 fours and 5 sixes, Hales scored 70 runs in just 15 balls. He missed just one run from scoring his second consecutive century in the league. Alex Hales scored 110 runs in 59 balls against Abu Dhabi Knight Riders on Friday. Hales, running in the best form in the league, had scored 64 and 83 not out in the previous two matches.
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Desert Vipers got defeated
Despite a stormy inning from Alex Hales, the Desert Vipers suffered a 5-wicket defeat at the hands of the Gulf Giants at the Dubai International Stadium. Opting to bat, the Vipers got off to a good start as Rohan Mustafa (23) and Hales put on 72 runs for the first wicket. After this, there was a 67-run partnership for the second wicket between Hales and captain Colin Munro (39). Sherfane Rutherford also scored an unbeaten 27 runs in 15 balls. Desert Vipers scored 195 runs losing 4 wickets in stipulated overs. Chris Jordan, David Vigee, Lia Dowson and Richard Glassen took one wicket each. In response, Gulf Giants achieved the target by losing 5 wickets in 19.3 overs on the basis of excellent batting by Shimron Hetmyer and Chris Lynn. Hetmyer scored 70 runs in 35 balls. He hit 5 fours and as many sixes. At the same time, Lynn scored 71 runs in 42 balls, which included 3 fours and 8 sixes.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 22, 2023, 20:25 IST