The real thrill of any match in cricket comes only when the match reaches the last ball. Then here it was the matter of the title match of the prestigious tournament.
Whatever be the final, everyone waits for its result. And also the expectation of adventure. In such a situation, this title match of Benson & Hedges Cup completely met the test of the fans. In this one-day match, full strength was put for the victory from both the teams. Even the matter reached the last ball. And above all, the thrill of the last ball was not less. This match was played today i.e. on 15th July. In this match played in 1989, the names of the teams that clashed were Nottinghamshire and Essex (Nottinghamshire vs Essex). What was the result of the match, they also tell you.
Actually, on July 15, 1989, this match was played on the grounds of Lord’s. Essex got the opportunity to bat first in the match. This match was of 55 overs. Batting first, Essex scored 243 runs in the allotted overs for the loss of 7 wickets. In this, the third-ranked batsman Lillee scored the highest 95 runs. Opener Graham Gooch got the figure of 48 runs, then Mark Waugh, who came at number four, also played an important innings of 41 runs. The interesting thing is that the total of 32 runs was also extra runs. At the same time, Evans took the maximum two wickets for Nottinghamshire.
The fierce struggle of bat and ball was something like this
In response, Nottinghamshire did not leave the match lightly at any time. The opening pair definitely failed, but then Robinson played a brilliant innings of 86 runs at number three, while Johnson at number four also scored 54 runs before being dismissed. Randall scored 49 runs and kept the team in the match. Later, Evans tried to reduce the distance of victory by scoring 26 runs. And then came the moment when the audience’s breath stopped as if. There were two 40-year-old batsmen at the crease. John Laver had the ball in hand and needed only four runs to win. But only one ball was left to score these four runs. Laver threw this ball towards the leg stump to Eddie Hemmings. But Hammings also did not give up and, playing a unique shot, sent this ball towards the off-side for a four. In this way, Nottinghamshire registered a historic three-wicket win off the last ball.
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