Phil Hughes and Moeen Ali help Worcs to easy win over Gloucs

Friends Life t20, New Road

Worcestershire 213-2 (20 ov) beat Gloucestershire 166 (18.5 ov) by 47 runs

Match scorecard

Worcestershire recorded their first win in the FL t20 this season with a 47-run win over Gloucestershire at New Road.

An unbeaten 78 from Australian Phil Hughes and 82 from opener Moeen Ali helped the hosts post a robust total of 213-2 off their 20 overs.

Gloucestershire were reduced to 87-5, thanks largely to Jack Shantry (4-33), while Benny Howell made 43 before falling to Gareth Andrew (3-20).

The last four wickets fell for just 12 runs as Worcestershire cantered home.

Not even legendary Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan could inspire Gloucestershire to victory, as he failed to take a wicket from his four overs.

Hughes, meanwhile, continued his excellent one-day form for Worcestershire. He has already hit two centuries in the CB40 competition and got the Royals off to the perfect start in the FL t20.