Captained by Ravi Bopara, who will lead the first XI in the upcoming T20 Blast, Sussex posted an astonishing 324 for 7 against Middlesex seconds in a South Group match at Richmond.
Big Hits By Ravi Bopara
Bopara’s exceptional knock of 144 off just 49 balls, featuring a staggering 12 sixes and 14 fours, played a pivotal role in this phenomenal feat.
Ravi Bopara’s batting exhibition was nothing short of extraordinary. More than half the deliveries he faced cleared the boundary, showcasing his incredible power and precision.
With an onslaught that included 12 sixes and 14 fours, Bopara dominated the Middlesex bowlers with remarkable ease. His innings will go down in history as one of the most explosive displays of hitting in T20 cricket.
Contributions from Alsop and Garton
Tom Alsop and George Garton also joined the fireworks, adding to Sussex’s monumental score. Alsop contributed a rapid-fire 55 off 27 balls, including four fours and four sixes, while Garton showcased his big-hitting prowess with a blistering 53 off just 20 deliveries, comprising two fours and six sixes.
Sussex’s astounding batting performance paved the way for a resounding victory. With a mammoth 194-run margin, Middlesex faced an uphill battle right from the start. Their chase proved to be a daunting task, and Sussex’s bowlers took advantage of the pressure.
Notably, Ravi Bopara continued to impress, this time with the ball, ending the match with remarkable figures of 4-32. Middlesex was eventually bowled out for 130, securing an emphatic win for Sussex.