One-Day Cup: Alex Hales bludgeons Nottinghamshire to win

Alex Hales in action for Nottinghamshire against Warwickshire
Alex Hales hit nine sixes and seven fours and reached his century in just 56 balls
Royal London One-Day Cup, Welbeck Cricket Club
Nottinghamshire: 221-1 (28.1 overs) Hales 103, Wessels (85 not out)
Warwickshire: 220 all out (49.1 overs) Bell (52), Christian 5-40
Nottinghamshire won by nine wickets
Match scorecard

England one-day opener Alex Hales hit a 56-ball ton as Nottinghamshire thrashed Warwickshire by nine wickets with more than 20 overs to spare.

Hales (103) smashed nine sixes and seven fours before edging behind after a 164-run stand with Riki Wessels.

England Test hopeful James Taylor and Wessels (85 not out) then eased Notts home in their One-Day Cup opener with 131 balls still remaining.

Warwickshire only managed 220 all out, largely thanks to Ian Bell (52).

Chris Woakes (36) and Ateeq Javid (33) added some support further down the order.

But Australian all-rounder Dan Christian took five of the top six wickets to finish with 5-40 from his 10 overs and tee up a comprehensive Notts victory at Welbeck Cricket Club.

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