Nottinghamshire duo Wessels & Hussey down Warwickshire
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|Nottinghamshire 193-7 (20 ovs) beat Warwickshire 165 (20 ovs) by 28 runs|
Riki Wessels and David Hussey both hit half-centuries to propel Nottinghamshire to a 28-run FL t20 win over Warwickshire.
Wessels (70) shared a stand of 61 with Adam Voges (20), before Hussey (56) carried the visitors to 193-7.
Luke Fletcher (4-30) then struck twice to help reduce Warwickshire to 36-3.
Darren Maddy smashed five sixes in his 61 to give the Bears hope, but when he fell to Darren Pattinson (5-25), the hosts slipped to 165 all out.
Wessels set Notts on the way to their third win in as many games by pulling two sixes from the second over of the match bowled by Neil Carter, whose 2-61 was the most expensive return by a Warwickshire bowler in the history of the competition.
Hussey also hit two maximums from Carter as he moved to a Twenty20 career aggregate of 3,683 runs, just seven short of Brad Hodge's world record.
After Warwickshire stumbled early in their reply, Maddy and Jim Troughton (30) shared 54 in six overs to give the Bears some momentum.
But Pattinson killed off the resistance on the way to the best figures by a Notts bowler in Twenty20 cricket while, at the other end, Fletcher recorded a career-best T20 haul.
BBC Coventry & Warwickshire's Clive Eakin:
"Twenty20 cricket is a cruel game. Neil Carter, playing in a world record 81st consecutive match, deserves better than to have recorded the county's most expensive ever bowling figures.
"But it was one of those days in the field for Warwickshire. Rare errors were made and only five bowlers were employed, a decision which at least in hindsight seemed questionable.
"There was one great moment for the home crowd though, a truly sensational diving catch from William Porterfield.
"Warwickshire actually batted quite well, but they'd let Notts steal far too many runs.
"Notts' batting is to be admired and containing them in the next game at Trent Bridge on Saturday is a daunting prospect."