Brutal half-centuries smashed as Nottinghamshire Outlaws coasted into the Vitality Blast semi-finals at Trent Bridge Using a resounding 10-wicket victory over Middlesex.
This week, hales, who signed a contract using the Outlaws, flayed the Middlesex attack as Nash and he shared a unbroken partnership of 165.
Nash, making his very first Blast look of this season, finished with 74 from 53 balls as Nottinghamshire clinched the win with 3.4 overs to spare and booked their third Finals Day place in four decades.
That outcome never looked in any doubt later Middlesex had put their hosts a goal of 161, out of 31 balls by England one-day captain Eoin Morgan even though having an impressive knock of 53.
The Outlaws place Middlesex in and strangled their innings by the beginning, using off-spinner Matt Carter (2-16) accounting for receivers Paul Stirling (11) and Dawid Malan (2) in the same over.
Pakistan left-armer Imad Wasim (2-31) discovered another double blow on the visitors with 2 wickets in as many deliveries – among the decoration of AB de Villiers (11), who caught him to the hands of deep midwicket.
John Simpson increased the pace with 25 from 21 balls and, after he’d holed off Samit Patel, it was down to Toby Roland-Jones (26 out of 19) to maintain Morgan business as the set included 58 at 33 deliveries.
By clipping Harry Gurney for six on the leg side morgan brought up his half-century, but he then sliced the ball that was next to backward point and also since they clambered into 160-8 also the Middlesex innings petered out.
Hales got Nottinghamshire off to a flying start in pursuit of the goal, swinging Mujeeb Ur-Rahman for six and four from successive chunks, since he hammered on 14 off Tom Helm over, and Nash soon joined in.
Middlesex’s bowlers were unable to stem the flow of runs, even with the Outlaws departure 50 over – if both batsmen were put down off skiers at on, and they fluffed their likelihood of a breakthrough.
Nash was first to his half-century out of 30 balls, together with Hales taking four fewer deliveries to follow suit and he had been awarded yet another life when Stevie Eskinazi struck a catch in the deep off Roland-Jones.
Hales finished off proceedings from the 17th finished with his eighth six to the stands.
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