Devastating Irish opener Paul Stirling kicked off this yr’s T20 Blast in model as he smashed a 46-ball ton within the opening match of Birmingham Bears in opposition to the Northants Steelbacks. His innings included 10 sixes and 9 fours as he scored 119 runs off 51 balls within the rain-curtailed match.
The main speaking level of the innings was the thirteenth over of the match the place Stirling smashed James Gross sales for 34 runs. He hit 5 consecutive sixes and a 4 within the over to show across the momentum of the match completely.
Gross sales bowled a brief ball into the leg facet and Stirling hit an enormous six by way of his pull brief. Once more he bowled a leg-sided ball which Stirling dispatched within the cow-corner for a six. Then, Gross sales tried to deceive the Irish Batter with some good size balls for the following two, however Stirling was in beast mode as he used his backside hand to place the ball out of the park. For the fifth supply of the over, Gross sales went again to the brief ball principle and once more, Sterling hooked away that ball for a six.
After hitting 5 consecutive sixes, Stirling was in full rivalry for six sixes within the over. However, he did not register the ultimate six as he tried to smash that straight and flat, however solely obtained an edge and it went previous over the keeper for a boundary.
Paul Stirling scores 34 runs in a single over
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Talking concerning the match, after opting to bat first, the devastating innings from Stirling helped Birmingham Bears to publish 207 runs in 16 overs. In reply, Northants Steelbacks solely managed to attain 81 in 14.2 overs, dropping all of the wickets. Other than Stirling, each Danny Briggs and Jake Lintott have been in type as they bagged three wickets every. Birmingham Bears opened their account with an enormous win by 125 runs on this yr’s Blast.