Will Jacks smashed English cricket’s third quickest T20 fifty – off 15 balls – as Surrey beat rivals Middlesex.
On an evening when Lancashire made it two North Group wins from two and Yorkshire and Gloucestershire additionally made profitable begins, Surrey’s victory at Lord’s within the London derby took prime billing.
Their complete of 223-7 was the best in 17 years and 72 video games of T20 fight at English cricket’s headquarters.
Jacks paved the way in which with the quickest T20 fifty in England in 11 years.
He was first out within the ninth over with the rating on 95, having smashed 70 off 24 balls, together with his first 50 off simply 15 deliveries.
Yuvraj Singh (for India towards England in Durban in 2007, together with his well-known six sixes off Stuart Broad) and Chris Gayle (for Melbourne Renegades at residence to Adelaide Strikers in 2016) collectively maintain the report for the quickest half-century in T20 cricket at simply 12 balls.
But solely two have ever been scored faster within the English T20, by Marcus Trecscothick (13 balls, for Somerset towards Hampshire at Taunton in 2010) and Yorkshire wicketkeeper Gerard Brophy (14 balls, towards Derbyshire in 2006).
It was all an excessive amount of for Middlesex as Surrey additionally broke their very own Lord’s T20 report.
This new highest T20 rating at Lord’s surpassed the 218-5 the Brown Caps bought at the bottom in 2020, which matched their 218-7 in 2006.
Jacks hit 5 sixes and 9 fours, supported by a relatively restrained 45 from 42 balls by England World Cup-winning opener Jason Roy.
Once Paul Stirling was run out for 58 out of 87 by Tom Curran within the ninth over, it was an uphill battle for Middlesex.
And, though Jordan Clark bought the important thing wicket of England one-day captain Eoin Morgan, Sam Curran ultimately took 4-29 as Surrey ended nicely quick on 169-9 to lose by 55 runs.
In the night’s different South Group recreation, Marnus Labuschagne was so practically the Glamorgan hero as they misplaced by simply 4 runs to Gloucestershire in Cardiff.
South Africa’s Glenn Phillips top-scored with 44 as the guests reached 179-6.
Australia Test and ODI worldwide Labuschagne then saved his aspect in it with 10 fours and two sixes in his unbeaten 93 off 56 balls – however, regardless of a courageous unbroken last-wicket stand with Prem Sisodiya, they fell simply quick.
Lancashire off and working
Lancashire Lightning are going nice weapons within the County Championship this season – or at least they had been till they misplaced to Labuschagne and Glamorgan final week.
And they’ve additionally began nicely within the T20. The Lightning made it two residence wins in successive nights as they disposed of Leicestershire Foxes by 15 runs to observe up Wednesday’s six-wicket win over Derbyshire.
New Zealand worldwide Finn Allen thumped an unbeaten 73 off 51 balls as the hosts posted 172-8 – a run greater than that they had managed towards Derbyshire.
And, regardless of 54 not out from opener Scott Steel, plus cameos from Josh Inglis (34 off 19) and Rishi Patel (32 off 17), the Foxes’ victory bid ran out of steam.
Yorkshire Vikings additionally bought their marketing campaign off to a profitable begin with a cushty six-wicket victory over Birmingham Bears in Leeds.
Jordan Thompson (3-23), Matthew Waite (2-36) and David Willey (2-27) had been all within the wickets as the Bears had been restricted to 144-8.
Sam Hain was their greatest batter with 59, nicely supported by former Yorkshire and England all-rounder Tim Bresnan (23).
Jonny Bairstow then top-scored for the Vikings with 34 off 22 balls, sharing 59 for the second wicket with England colleague Dawid Malan, as the hosts gained on 147-4 with 9 balls to spare.
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Durham v Yorkshire (Chester-le-Street, 18:30 BST)
Leicestershire v Derbyshire(Leicester, 18:30 BST)
Northants v Worcestershire (Northampton, 19:00 BST)
Notts v Birmingham Bears (Trent Bridge, 18:30 BST)
Essex v Hampshire (Chelmsford, 19:00 BST)
Gloucestershire v Sussex (Bristol, 18:30 BST)
Kent v Middlesex (Canterbury, 19:00 BST)
Somerset v Surrey (Taunton, 18:30 BST)