Srinagar: Is this the best Yorker you have seen?, this is the question that comes to mind after seeing Lancashire left-arm seamer Luke Wood bowling a perfect delivery to stun England opener Alex Hales in the ongoing T20 Vitality Blast.
In the match between Lancashire and Nottinghamshire at Old Trafford, Luke Wood bowled against Alex Hales and stunned England batter.
Lancashire, won the toss and chose to bat first, and scored 208-4 in their 20 overs.
Daryl Mitchell was their star performer with the bat, scoring 85 off 41 balls, while Phil Salt, Luke Wells, and Liam Livingstone made handy thirties.
With 1-47 from four overs, Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi ended up being the most expensive bowler of the match.
Joe Clarke and Alex Hales then opened batting for Nottinghamshire. Luke Wood opened the bowling.Hales came on strike after Clarke got a single off the first ball.
Then what followed stunned everyone. Wood swings the ball into the right-handers, aimed for the stumps , and hit the bull’s eye. Hales’ bat came down too late against the quick, inswinging yorker.
As the off-stump went cartwheeling, Wood ran off towards the leg-side boundary, “What a celebration he’s having.. he’s halfway to the city centre,” quipped the commentator on air.
Lancashire won the game comfortably by 22 runs in the end to record their third successive victory of the season.